We measured the following temperatures:
- Mainboard (from the built-in thermal diode);
- CPU core (from the built-in CPU thermal diode);
- HDD (from SMART);
- Graphics card chip (from the built-in GPU thermal diode);
- Graphics card (from the onboard thermal diode).
We used the following software:
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
- Crytek FarCry 1.1
- MotherBoard Monitor 184.108.40.206
- RivaTuner 2.0 RC15.2
Here are the results obtained. First come the results without the additional 92-mm fan:
I was surprised to see that the results were about 1-3oC worse than those of the TH-230 system case we have already reviewed in our previous articles. First, the HDD heats up much more, as in the default configuration it doesn’t have any active cooling options 9although I have to admit that 38oC is still a pretty acceptable temperature). Besides, the graphics card heats up much more, too. Although the latter result can be explained by the fact that this time I used a different demo program that loaded the graphics processor much more.
Now let’s see what happened when we install an additional 92-mm fan:
With another fan onboard the HDD temperature drops down dramatically (by 7-9oC), while the other results seem to remain the same.