To test the i5 660 and DH57JG we will be using a SilverStone NT07-1156 cooler which we feel is appropriate for a Mini-ITX setup. It may not have the cooling ability of larger coolers but due to the limited overclocking ability of this board, this won’t be an issue.
Motherboard: Intel Dh57JG Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5 660 3.33GHz
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3
PSU: Corsair TX650W
Chassis: In Win Dragon Slayer
Graphics Card: Sapphire 5850 TOXIC
Cooler: SilverStone NT07-1156
Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-3
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (7200rpm)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
SiSoftware Sandra 2010
KitGuru Photoshop Benchmark 1(4)
Grand Theft Auto 4: EFLC
All the latest bios updates and WHQL drivers are used during testing. We perform under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru test all games across five closely matched runs and average out the results to get an accurate median figure.