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NZXT Source 530 Case Review

For our tests we will be using a Noctua NH-U14S to cool the Intel Core i7-3930K CPU in the NZXT Source 530. Our test system also features an AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card.

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We manually overclocked the i7-3930K to 4.3 GHz by increasing the multiplier to 43x, leaving the baseclock set at 100 MHz. The voltage was increased to 1.35V to achieve this frequency.

Test System:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K
  • Motherboard: Asus P9X79
  • Cooler: Phanteks Noctua NH-U14S
  • Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2.
  • Memory: 16GB (4x 4GB) Mushkin Blackline 1600 MHz
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000W
  • System Drive: Intel SSD 330 Series 120 GB
  • Monitor: Viewsonic VX2260WM.

Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
  • CPUID Hardware Monitor.
  • Prime95 64-bit.
  • Furmark V1.10.6

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