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 1ÂºC, 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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