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NZXT Duet Case



Test Setup:

  • Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard
  • 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 EL Platinum ram
  • Cirrus Logic PCI Video Card
  • Seagate 320GB SATA II HD
  • Windows XP Professional SP2

Though this is not a high performance case, I will test its cooling capability with the stock 80mm fans.  For comparison, I will test the cooling capacity of the Duet against a generic low-end Supercase with only one 120mm fan.  In the first portion of this test, I will compare the temperature of the CPU and system at Idle.  I've allowed about one hour for the temperatures to stabilize with an ambient temperature of 21 C.

The Duet is somewhat limited on its cooling capability in the stock conditions as the graphs show, but still shows decent results.

Now I will run one instance of Orthos on “blend” setting for one hour to stress the CPU and RAM and heat up the system.

The temperatures at full load are not great, but still better than I’ve seen on some full size cases.

  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued
  3. Installation
  4. Installation Continued
  5. Specifications and Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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