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Enermax Ostrog GT 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 from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.
- Processor: Core i7 3770K @ 3.9 GHz (100 MHz x 39)
- CPU Cooling: Corsair H100
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Formula
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance 9-9-9-24 16 GB
- Video Card: Palit GTS250
- PSU: Corsair TX-750M
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
I was quite surprised at the airflow through this case. For the most part, it beats my current Corsair 500R by 3 degrees C, yet remained comfortably quiet even under a load. Also, it quickly returned to idle temps after ending the tests. Now I am a big proponent of fans, particularly side fans. You just can’t have too many fans. I like the way you can pull outside air in and direct it right at the motherboard and graphics card. Many cases now have vented side panels with provisions for side fans, so I was a little disappointed with the solid side panel. This case relies on the flow from front to back and the way the top is vented, clearly there is plenty of air flow. So as much as I like side fans, having them probably wouldn't make much difference here.