Today’s test system will give us a good idea of how well this case works in terms of thermal and acoustical performance. Ambient temperatures were 23c.
Processor: AMD FX-4170 Quad Core @ 4.6 GHz.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-UD3
Cooler: Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler
Memory: 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz
Graphics Card: XFX Radeon 5450 HD (GPU @ 700 MHZ, Memory Clock @ 650 MHz)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1000W Platinum Full Modular
Boot Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
OS: Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit
Pyle Digital Sound Level Meter PSPL25
Thermal performance of the case is very good, especially when considering the CPU is running at 4.6 Ghz. The hard drive and motherboard temperatures only increased by a small percentage under load, highlighting the airflow through the case.