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Tagan A+ El Diablo Advance Review

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I can't wait to find out if this thing really holds true to its looks! With all these massive fans there should be a good decrease in temperatures so on I go! For the testing I will be comparing the temperatures I recorded in the ULTRA m998 to the El Diablo Advance. I will be using Speed Fan 4.34 for the readouts of the system temperatures, CPU temperatures, and auxiliary temperatures along with version of nVidia's Control Panel for the GPU temperature readouts. To simulate a load I will run the BOINC client for 30 minutes on full load with all fans set to 100%. For a graphics load I will run the graphics portions of 3DMark Vantage twice at the Performance defaults. To get my idle temperatures I will then leave the computer at the same settings with no load on the processor or graphics card for 30 minutes and record the temperature. The high system temperature is normal and is only recorded for comparison's sake; do not let the seemingly unreasonably high temperature scare you as there is absolutely zero melting silicon in my system. All heatsinks will be the manufacturer included heatsinks, and all temperatures will be in degrees Celsius.

  • Processor: Intel Q9450 Core 2 Quad 333x8
  • Motherboard: eVGA nForce 790i ULTRA
  • Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 1333 @ 7-7-7-18
  • Video Card: BFG GeForce GTX280 OC
  • Power Supply: CoolerMaster RPP 850
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 7200.11
  • CPU Cooler: Stock Intel 45nm Heatsink
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium - 64Bit
  • Ambient Room Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius


Comparison Case:

ULTRA m998





The El Diablo Advance consistently produced slightly lower temperatures across the charts other than the idle video card temperatures, which strangely were repeatable. The difference was not nearly as drastic as I expected though with the number and size of the fans however, you keep in mind though that the ULTRA m998 costs twice as much as this case does and when you are overclocking every degree counts!

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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