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Testing the Enermax Fulmo GT required pushing my hardware to heat things up! Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and overall system during idle and load phases. I’ve mentioned this before, but as it is still a recent change, OCC has upgraded to the Force Series GT 240 GB SSD from Corsair and removed the HDD temps from case reviews. HDTune is no longer a part of the case benchmarking process (as it had been in the past).
Otherwise, load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs and 3Dmark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor. It is important to note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz (100 MHz x 44)
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 8 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 7970
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 240 GB
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
- Corsair 600T
- Corsair 650D
- Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
- COUGAR Evolution
- COUGAR Solution
- Thermaltake Commander MS-I
- Bitfenix Raider
- Corsair 300R
- CM HAF XM
Overall, the temperatures were not that remarkable; I had expected a little more with the excess space to move air about. The chipset temperatures were something notable. These temps took over the lowest by over ten degrees at load. I attribute the difference solely to the side mounted fans. It is almost unfair to compare it to the others in the batch, as none of them had side panel fans to blow air directly across the motherboard. Either way, it does perform well here and very well at that. Unfortunately, the remaining temperatures were only equivalent to the other cases, which are significantly smaller. I was expecting a much bigger difference in temperatures and was gravely disappointed.