Chieftec AEGIS Mid Tower ReviewPropane - January 20, 2009
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If you are going to spend your hard earned money on a computer and a case, you probably want to know that what you are getting is a good buy and that it will keep your other (hopefully) good buys safe and cool. To figure out how well this case preforms, I will install my OCC standard test system into it and then measure the temperatures of several components. This should give me a good idea of how well the air flow in the case is. I will use a combination of HDTune, SpeedFan, and CoreTemp to read the sensors.
- Processor: Intel Q9450 Core 2 Quad 333x8
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
- Memory: Mushkin XP2 Redline 8000 2 x 2GB 5-5-5-12
- Video Card(s): MSI 9800GT
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800 watt Modular power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 750GB SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Cooler Master Cosmos
As you can see in the above charts, the AEGIS is a lot warmer than the Cosmos. However, there is the ability to add several fans to the AEGIS, which would probably help bring down temperatures. As it stands, however, these temperatures are what you can expect to get in a chassis without the additional airflow additional fans bring.