Cooler Master Storm Sniper Reviewgotdamojo06 - February 24, 2009
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To properly test this computer case, I will be testing for both idle temperatures as well as full load temperatures. To test the idle temperatures, I will be letting the computer sit for 30 minutes at idle. To test load, I will run a one hour Prime95 stress test with a blend of both CPU and RAM, set at normal priority. I will be using SpeedFan version 4.37 to gather my system chipset, the GPU temperatures, and hard drive temperature readings. CPU temperatures will be read with Real Temp 3.0. To give the GPU a simulated load test, I will be running 3DMark06 two times, back-to-back, then quickly looking at the temperature reading. All of the temperatures will be read in degrees Celsius.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock & 3.33GHz)
- Motherboard: MSI Eclipse SLI
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW
- Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- Ambient Temperature: 21° Celsius
The Cooler Master Storm Sniper was able to beat out the Cooler Master Cosmos S case at every test except for when the GPU was at a full load reading. I am not very surprised, due to how large the fans that are installed in the Storm case there are, along with the massive amounts of room for air flow that there is.