For testing today we will be using an Intel Core i5 660 based system cooled using a Silverstone NT07 CPU cooler (review following shortly). Ambient temperature was maintained at 22c for the duration of the tests.
- Chassis: In Win Dragon Slayer
- Processor: Intel Core i5 660
- Motherboard: Intel DH57JG
- Cooler: Silverstone NT07-1156
- Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix RAM
- Storage: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB 7200rpm (HD103SJ)
- Power Supply: Corsair TX650W
First of all we’re going to look at the Dragon Slayer’s airflow setup.
There is a single 140mm fan acting as an intake at the front of the main module alongside the 80mm hard drive cooling fan and one 140mm fan acting as an exhaust at the top of the chassis. There is also a 92mm fan acting as a rear exhaust.
We were pleasantly surprised by the temperatures we achieved. The Dragon Slayer was able to keep our Sapphire 5850 TOXIC five degrees cooler than the Thermaltake Level 10 (accounting for differences in ambient temperature). We decided not to record overclocked temperatures as the Silverstone cooler didn’t leave us much headroom for overclocking.