Hiper Osiris HTC-1K514 ReviewRHKCommander959 - November 12, 2008
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To test this case to see how well it can perform in day-to-day tasks, I will run several tests against it. Temperatures that will be recorded include CPU, GPU, chipset, and hard drive. To stress the processor and RAM, Prime95 (with Small FFTs) is run, while ATITool is used to stress the video card. HDTune will stress the hard drive with error scan. Idle temperatures are taken 15 minutes after booting into Windows; load temperatures are then taken after 30 minutes of Prime95, with the hard drive checking for errors, and ATITool running. The tests are based upon the hard drive, chipset, GPU, and CPU temperatures.
- Processor: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 266x9
- Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro
- Memory: G.Skill 8000 2 x 2GB 5-5-5-12
- Video Card: HIS 3870 512
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Modular 750watt Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1x Samsung 750gb SATA
- Opticals: LG DVD Burner GSA-H44LK
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
- Ambient Temperature: 21 degrees Celsius
- Raidmax Smilodon
Overall, the Osiris did very well. The fans included are quiet but also do not move very much air. Also, one 3-pin to 4-pin fan connection was missing in the package so one of the fans had to be run off of the motherboard, which likely couldn’t supply enough amps to the third fan - hurting performance a bit if true. Maybe HiPER accidentally forgot to include a third connector.
The GPU throttled fan speed and attempted to keep the temperature under 50, no matter what was done to attempt an increase. Still, the Osiris beats the open-air setup, and ties or beats the Smilodon. The hard drive temperature tests are where the Osiris really shines, as the removable hard drive rack blows fresh air via the 120mm fan directly across the drive.