Deepcool UF120 ReviewCryonics - June 21, 2012
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Testing of the Deepcool UF120 will consist of three stages. The first stage will consist of loading the test system for one hour using Prime95 small FFT's for the CPU and chipset. For the second stage I will be using 3DMark Vantage to load the GPU with the fan set to auto. The final stage will be a 30 minute cool-down period for the idle temperatures. The maximum load temperatures will be recorded using HW Monitor for the CPU and chipset and MSI Afterburner for the GPU. The UF120 and its comparison fan will be mounted in the rear of the case exhausting hot air from the components out the back of the computer.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K Stock
- Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
- Memory: Corsair Dominator PC3 17000 9-11-10-27 2133
- Video Card: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition
- Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force 60GB SSD
- Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Case: Cooler Master 430 Black Elite
- City Net CFBL-120-ST 120mm Blue LED Case Cooling Fan
The results above showed that the UF120 was capable of managing heat within a couple of degrees of its comparison fan. As a side note, the mounting of the UF120 takes some getting use to in my opinion. Instead of using the standard screws, the fan is mounted with rubber pins that can be tricky if you are working with limited space. I realized this minor detail after I had already mounted my CPU cooler. The rubber pins can also make it difficult to replace the front case fans. The nice part about the UF120 is how quiet it is even when you are running at its highest rated speed of 1500rpm.