Antec Nine Hundred Two Reviewtacohunter52 - February 15, 2009
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I was very glad to see that all of my hardware fitted in with little frustration, and now that it has, it's time to see what Antec's case can do. Will it melt my hardware or make popsicles out of it? I'm hoping the latter, but let's find out. I will be using Core Temp, eVGA Precision, HDTune, SpeedFan, OCCT, and Prime95 in order to test the temperatures both at idle and under load. In order to get Idle temps, I will leave my system idling for an hour and recording the temperature after the time is up. In order to get load temperatures, I will run the appropriate benchmark for 3 hours (restarting the benchmark if necessary) in order to collect accurate load temps. For the GPU, I played Crysis for 2 hours while running [email protected] and recorded the highest Temperature.
- Processor: AMD 4800+
- Motherboard: Asus Crosshair 2 780a
- Memory: Corsair Dominator 2gb (800)
- Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 260
- Power Supply: HEC 750w
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 750gb SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Thermaltake Xaser VI Full Tower
- A Generic Mid Tower Case
I was very impressed with the performance of the Nine Hundred Two. In most cases, it performed just as well if not better than Thermaltake's full tower offering. Increasing the fan speeds decreased most temperatures by another 2-3 degrees Celcius. In my book, that is amazing. I had doubts at the beginning as to how well this case would perform, but Antec proved me wrong. In fact, the Nine Hundred Two might just replace the Xaser VI as the case to my main rig.