Bgears b-Envi MicroATX Case ReviewMakaveli - May 1, 2008
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To test the Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case, I'll be taking multiple temperature readings from different components, as well as from the case itself, to find out if it's a decent cooling solution. What tends to happen a lot of times with smaller cases, is that the heat from the components has no room to spread out, and if you have bad airflow in your case, this can be a very troublesome problem. I'm going to see if this case does have good airflow and if it helps keep the components within it at good temperatures. Also, in order to achieve full load on my system, I ran Prime 95 to stress the CPU, HDTune to stress the hard drive, and 3DMark06 to stress the video card.
- Processor: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 266x9
- Motherboard: ECS G33T-M2 MicroATX
- Memory:ATi HD 3470
- Power Supply: Ultra X3 800watt Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1000GB SATA
- Opticals: Sony Dual Layer Burner
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
- Case: Bgears b-Envi MicroATX Case
Everything makes perfect sense here. The CPU in the Antec case sits right next to two 80mm fans, so that's why it did slightly better than the Bgears b-Envi case. The hard drive is in a much better place in the Bgears case, cooling wise, than the Antec case, so that's why the temperatures were better for the Bgears case. Each of the cases did a great job cooling wise, so it basically comes down to which case you prefer over the other.