Raidmax Hurricane ReviewIndybird - March 31, 2010
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The main concern when buying a computer case is its cooling performance. To best test the performance, temperatures will be measured at idle (Windows Vista at the desktop with no applications running), and under induced full stress of the components. The components tested are the CPU, motherboard, hard drive and video card. The CPU and motherboard are tested using Prime 95 with the CPU fan set to 100% speed. The video card, however, would normally be left to its automatic fan adjustment then tested with FurMark, but since the test system card did not fit, there is no temperature data for the GPU. We will be testing the Hurricane against a Cooler Master Centurion 534 and an NZXT Lexa with non-stock fans. Let's see how it fares.
- Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
- Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-T
- Memory: Mushkin EM2-6400 5-4-5-12
- Video Card: Palit Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
- NZXT Lexa (Non-stock Fans)
- Cooler Master Centurion 534
The overall cooling performance of the Raidmax Hurricane is very respectable. The CPU was on-par with the NZXT Lexa, and though the motherboard and hard drive temperatures were somewhat higher, they remained at more than stable temperatures. The Hurricane's temperatures kept fairly close to those of the the NZXT Lexa and Cooler Master Centurion 534, both of which are nearly double the price. The Raidmax Hurricane has definitely proved itself with its cooling capabilities.