Logisys Case-51W

by Rob Williams on May 15, 2005 in Cases & PSUs

Back in March, we reviewed the Logisys Case-51, which received an 8/10, due to it’s great style and awesome air flow. This time around, we are taking a look at the Case-51W, which is essentially the same case, but with a window. Read the review to see if the various changes on this model made the case any better.

Page 3 – Performance

To test the temperatures in the case, I ran a few tests to stress out the hardware. First off, I ran the Pro versions of 3D Mark 03 and 3D Mark 05. After that, I ran the Pro version of PC Mark 04, which essentially takes advantage of all hardware, helping to heat up the components.

After those tests, I continued on with a Stress Test, care of SiSoftware Sandra 2005, while running Prime95 which helped keep the CPU usage at 100%. All of these tests were done on an AMD 2600+ @ 2.09GHz, 1024MB DDR400, MSI KT4V Motherboard, 2 * 200GB WD, 1 * 160GB WD, Lite-On DVD +RW 8x, MSI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB, Phillips PSC724 Sound Card, a floppy drive and lastly, a NIC.

As you can see from the graph, at max load, the Case-51W kept the CPU and Case cooler by 1ºC, nothing exciting. However, at Idle and Normal temps, the windowed version didn’t keep things as cool as the original Case-51.

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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