DimasTech Bench Test/Table Easy V2.5 ReviewPsywar - May 4, 2010
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The open design of the DimasTech Bench Test/Table Easy V2.5 is very different in comparison to a more conventional chassis. This makes a direct comparison a little difficult, but I still want to see if this table performs better or worse than a more conventional style case. Other than just standard cases I will also be comparing it to the open air Banchetto 101 tech station, which I was lucky enough to review earlier this month. Comparing it to both open and closed air offerings should give us a good idea of the benefits or drawbacks of the open design. To test the cooling performance I will let the system idle for up to 30 minutes and check the temperatures with HWMonitor and then do the same after 30 minutes of demanding use. This will give us an accurate reading of both idle and load temperatures. The DimasTech tech station does come with support for multiple case fans on both the top and both layers, but there are no actual fans included with it. Since there are none included I will be testing the case in two ways. I will first test the system without the use of any case fans, such as the case would comes out of the box and then I will test again using the optional fans.
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
- Memory: Mushkin Blackline 996782 PC3 12800 2x2GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GTX260 Core 216
- Power Supply: Corsair HX520W
- Hard Drive: Seagate 750GB 7200.11
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Case: DimasTech Bench Test/Table Easy V2.5
Testing the DimasTech table without the use of case fans resulted in each component being hotter than that of the standard case, which all come with fans included. However, once the optional fans were added the system's temperatures were reduced down to a level that was similar to both the NZXT EVO and CM 690 II.