Chieftec AEGIS Full Tower ReviewPropane - February 1, 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 performs, 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 and compare the temperatures to the AEGIS Mid Tower and Cooler Master Cosmos.
- 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
- Chieftec AEGIS Mid Tower
As you can see in the above charts, the AEGIS Full Tower is warmer than the Cosmos, but a little cooler than the AEGIS Mid Tower. However, there is the ability to add several fans to the AEGIS, which would probably help bring down temperatures further. As it stands, these are pretty warm temperatures, but that is somewhat expected with the lack of airflow.