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MSI Nightblade Review (Dual SSD, i7 4770K, R9 290X)

The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this.Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes.

Load measurements were acquired by playing Crysis Warhead for 30 minutes and measuring the peak temperature. We also have included Furmark results, recording maximum temperatures throughout a 30 minute stress test. All fan settings were left on automatic.
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The little case is surprisingly capable, although we feel with this selection of high end hardware that it is quite a tough task. The fans speed up considerably under load, which we will discuss in more detail on the next page. When playing some of the more intensive Direct X 11 games we would see GPU temperatures increase to 90c. Furmark temperatures peaked at 94c.


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