Today’s test system will give us a good idea of how well this case works in terms of thermal and acoustic performance.
Processor: AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition @ 4.0 GHz.
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD- M Evo
Cooler: Antec Kuhler 920
Memory: 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz
Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon 6450 HD (GPU @ 850 MHZ, Memory Clock @ 1000 MHz)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower 650W
Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex II 60GB SSD (OS only)
OS: Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit
Digital Sound Level Noise Decibel Meter Style 2
This case can accommodate up to ten fans, so there are plenty of upgrade options available.
For the thermal tests we used the case in its stock configuration, containing 2 x 140 mm fans, and 1 x 120mm fans.
If we were to add a further intake fan we would expect this case could handle a range of high end components. If you are thinking about a simple but effective custom-built water-cooled rig then this might be one of the best value for money cases with space for two radiators.