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To test the effectiveness of this unit, we threw our
test rig in there like we did before in our Zephyr test.
Here's a quick run down of what we used:
- IWill KK2666 Motherboard
- AMD 800 @ 1003Mhz Thunderbird
- Crucial 128MB PC133 SDRam
The CPU was checked, along with motherboard temps
and case temps. I used the Swiftech
MCX370-0A cooler for this test. Idle temps were taken
along with some full load recordings. Full load is
accomplished by running RC5
and 30 minutes of 3Dmark2001.
We had our rig at full load for the tests. I also flipped the
dual fans on to really get things going:
We used our trusty CompuNurse thermal probe and
Radio Shack Digital Thermometer to record some temperatures.
For our motherboard, we barely hit 29C throughout the
test. Room temperature was kept constant as always at 27C.
CPU temperatures dropped significantly, down to 36.4C from
The fans itself were bit on the loud side. It
didn't create the horrible whine like the high speed Deltas, but it
is noticeable. If you plan to sleep in the same room, you
should be happy since you're going to be able to turn these dual
Overall, the case is a good deal. At only
about $115, you get a good reliable case along with some extra fans
already installed for you. I can see why Xoxide went with this
case, as it is one of the strongest units we have seen. If you
ever owned an Enlight 7237, just picture that but heavier.
Good deal nonetheless. What I want to see next is the
inclusion of maybe a window, but most likely this would drive the
price up a bit.
Thanks to Xoxide
Modifications for sending us this test unit. They have
other cases available, some with an even lower price tag!
Check out the Enlights, they look pretty damn good too.
- Dual 120mm fans, controllable
- 2 extra 80mm intake/exhaust fans
- Solid case chosen for this pre-modded unit
- Adhesive marks residue near the rocker switch
- 80mm fans are not controllable