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Antec SOLO II Chassis Review

To give you some idea of the performance that you can expect from this case, we have built a mainstream computer system incorporating a fairly fast CPU, which will be overclocked to fully test the cooling performance of this case.

Test System

Chassis: Antec SOLO II
Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Motherboard:
ASUS M4A785TD-M Evo
Cooler:
Antec Kuhler 920
Memory
: 4GB Kingston HyperX 1800 MHz DDR3
Storage:
OCZ Vertex II 60GB
Power Supply:
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W
Graphics Card:
AMD Radeon 6450

Software:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Prime 95
Furmark

Firstly however we will take a look at the sound level output of the case and its acoustics.

With only the 1 included fan running at full speed and without the Antec Kuhler fans running- we recorded a maximum dBa rating of just 34dB which is certainly very comparable to other quality case designs.

For our temperature tests, we used Prime95 and Furmark to load the system for 15 minutes and then recorded our results.  We then restarted the system and left it idling at the desktop for 15 minutes before recording the results.  The ambient temperature was maintained at 18c for the duration of the tests. Our test system was overclocked throughout our tests to 4.0 GHz with an increased CPU voltage of just under 1.5V.

These results are impressive although we appreciate that our performance results are largely due to the Antec 920 which is able to pump a lot of hot air out of the system. That said, the case performed as well as we would expect and was quieter than many other competing cases currently available on the market.

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