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NZXT Beta Review

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Okay, now to the part that makes or breaks a review. The testing! To test the Beta I will first let the system idle for 30min and record the temperatures. I will then run the Beta through OCC's rigorous benchmarking suite which consists of a series of synthetic high stress benchmarks to simulate 100% load on the CPU, GPU, HDD, and the Chipset and record the temperatures after 30min. Will the Beta's single 120mm fan be able to keep up with the rest of the components? Now we can finally find out. Keep in mind that the CPU is being cooled by the stock Intel heatsink.



Testing Setup:


Comparison Cases:

NOTE: Cases that were previously reviewed on 790i chipset have been retested with the new results shown below.










Hmm, what a mixed bag. The CPU temperatures are approaching the thermal limit for i7's - not good. This case really shines in the hard drive temps though, since they are positioned right in front of the fan. The Beta also produced close to the lowest GPU temperatures for the same reason. With no side fan installed, there is almost no airflow over the chipset causing the high temperatures there which would severely limit overclocks. With that I think we are ready to wrap this up with my final conclusions.

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