Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ReviewCompxpert - May 18, 2011
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Testing is always the simplest part of a case review. This testing begins with the computer idling for an entire hour, after which the temperature is measured with a using a combination of HwMonitor and RealTemp. The components involved are the CPU, GPU, Chipset, and Hard Disk drives. The same components then have a load applied using Prime 95 for the CPU/Chipset and Folding@Home GPU client for the GPU. Hard Disk drive testing is done using HDTune. After running these tests for a hour, I record temperatures with the previously mentioned utilities. Lower temperatures are better for computer hardware. Let's see where this case stands with the competition!
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
- Memory: Mushkin Ridgeback 998827 PC3 12800 3x2GB
- Graphics Card: XFX HD5870 1GB
- Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 500GB SATA 7200.12
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 22 °C
The Centurion 5 II did comparatively well, beating a few of the other cases in some of the tests.