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Waffer PC AirCon PAC 400 Cooler

Makaveli    -   April 22, 2007


Testing:


Test System:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
  • ASUS P5N32-SLi SE Deluxe Motherboard
  • OCZ Gold 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800 Memory
  • eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
  • XG Vortec 600watt Power Supply
  • Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive
  • Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
  • Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
  • LG DVD-R DL Burner
  • Windows XP Media Center 2005
  • Audigy 2 Sound Card
  • Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full Tower Case

 

All of my tests were conducted in my basement, which has a pretty consistent temperature of 14C. I’m testing this air conditioner in Enermax’s Uber Chakra full tower case (OCC Review) and my old SilverStone TJ-06 full tower case. I tested CPU, motherboard, and case temperature under idle and load conditions. I took all of the results from the “Snow” setting because I didn’t get very notable results with just the “Fan” setting on. Lower is better in all tests.

Without Air Conditioner

 


With Air Conditioner

 

 

Without Air Conditioner

 

 

With Air Conditioner

 

 

Without Air Conditioner

 

With Air Conditioner

 

 

 You might be wondering why the case temperatures are so different. The Enermax case has a 250mm fan blowing right onto the CPU and motherboard, so that had some effect. Also, in the SilverStone case, the hard drive rack is vertical and is fairly close to the bay devices, so the cold air would be blowing directly onto the steel hard drive cage and then going down into the case.  I was not the least bit surprised about the differences of temperature in these cases for that reason.

It is very clear that the air conditioner did slightly help cool down the case, CPU, and motherboard in two different instances. During testing, I was almost driven mad by the noise that this unit was making. It was ridiculously loud! Even the “Fan” setting was too loud for me.




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  3. Configuration & Specifications
  4. Testing
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