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NZXT Beta EVO Case Review

Test system

NZXT Beta EVO
AMD Phenom II X4 940BE CPU
CoolIT ECO Advanced Liquid Cooler
Asus M4A79 Deluxe
NVIDIA 8600 GTS 256mb PCI-e
8GB Patriot DDR II 800
Corsair HX850 PSU
WD Black 640GB SATA II 32mb cache
LG SATA DVDRW

Software
Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Everest Ultimate 5.30
MSI KOMBUSTOR

To test the Beta EVO we are going to use Everest Stress Test as well as MSI Kombuster aka Furmark. Our test are run for 3 cycles of 30 minutes each for consistency and then averaged to obtain our final results.

After running our series of Everest testing our results were better then we were expecting. We were thinking the temperatures would have been higher taking into consideration that there is only 1 fan drawing cool air into our test system.

Furmark really only seriously stresses the GPU in our test system. This will be reflected in the numbers found in the chart below.

Once again the temperatures were quite respectable. 75c is not that high a reading for a NVIDIA 8600GTS considering the fan was on automatic and never surpassed 40% in the fan ramp up cycle

Overclocked System 3.61 GHz

After overclocking our test system to 3.61 GHz we saw our idle CPU temperature increases 4 degrees to 34 Celsius and an additional 7 degrees under load reaching a very respectable 48 Celsius.

Running our test system @ 3.61 GHz we saw our idle CPU temperature increases 4 degrees to 34 Celsius and an additional 7 degrees while running Kombustor peaking at 42 Celsius.  The cooler on the video cards must be doing its job because our GPU only increased 2 degrees peaking at 77 Celsius.

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