Cooler Master COSMOS SE Reviewred454 - September 23, 2013
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Cooler Master COSMOS SE Testing:
Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, and motherboard during idle and load phases. The load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs and 3Dmark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor 1.21.0. Please note that each case is tested as delivered, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.
- Processor: Core i7 4770K @ 3.9 GHz (100 MHz x 39)
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
- Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65
- Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Series Black Mamba PC3-19200 16GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 770
- PSU: Thermaltake SMART 750W SP-750P
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD
- Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
The CPU and GPU idle temps were as expected, nothing remarkable. But under a load, we see the CPU temps on the Phanteks Enthoo Primo and the Corsair Air 540 were a little below the other cases. This tells me that the air flow through the cases, at least for the Noctua intake, is not all the same. There seems to be an advantage, however slight, for the Phanteks and Corsair cases. For the Corsair case, maybe it is the fact that there isn't a hard drive cage that the front fans have to push through. The air can go directly to the CPU cooler. And on the Phanteks, it is such a large case (internal volume) and the case fan at the bottom may give it an advantage.
The GPU temps were virtually identical for idle and load between all the cases. So it looks like the GPU is getting a consistent supply of intake air between all the cases.