The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 23c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this.
Idle temperatures were measured after 30 minutes of ‘resting’ in the Windows 7 environment. System temperatures were measured by running Furmark with Cinebench R11.5 64 bit in a loop for 30 minutes then recording the maximum temperatures during this time period.
We attached 5 diodes to the internal of the chassis.
1: next to the optical drive at the top of the case.
2: Above the motherboard, between the CPU cooler and the top fan.
3: Above the 1TB hard drive.
4: above the memory close to the right side of the motherboard.
5: above the power supply and below the graphics card.
The Cooler Master HAF case produces a high level of airflow which helps maintain very impressive temperatures across the range of components listed above.