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.
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.