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Conclusion

Here are the summed up results for all our today's testing participants:

Temperatures of Main Subsystems:

One of the facts this test session reveals is that all Chieftec system cases demand additional fans if you have many hard disk drives since the temperature of HDDs is too high even in the Idle mode.

But even with the additional fans, some system cases reviewed here cannot provide the necessary cooling of the hard disk drives if your applications are intensively working with the disk subsystem. The Chieftec CX-01 and BX-02 models with added fans and the In-Win X710 with its regular ventilation system were the best in the tests, yet the Chieftec CX-01 was the only case that could keep the temperature of the HDDs below 50°C.

I also admit that the three hard disk drives in the bottom basket of the Chieftec DX-01 case had a normal temperature, too, due to the fan installed in the same basket.

Apart from the disk subsystem, the reviewed system cases all ensure the necessary thermal conditions for the computer’s primary subsystems.

 
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