Raidmax Quantum Reviewairman - March 23, 2010
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To test the Raidmax Quantum, temperatures will be recorded for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and the overall system temperature during load and idle phases. Load will be simulated by Prime95 small FFTs and HD tune for one hour, with maximum temperatures recorded by RealTemp. The GPU load will be the maximum value recorded by Rivatuner after five loops of 3DMark06’s Canyon Flight test. Each case is tested as is from the factory, including the fan configuration. As stated earlier, the fan configuration for the Quantum is front intake with top and rear exhausts.
- Processor: Intel i7 920
- Motherboard: MSI Eclipse SLI
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: nVidia GTX260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-RW
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 23° Celsius
- CPU Heatsink: Stock Intel
So just as I expected, the hard drive temperatures were great. In fact, they didn't even budge when the drive was loaded. As far as the other temperatures, they weren't too far off from where I expected them to be. I decided that this was going to be due to the lack of a side intake fan, which seems to be supported by the chipset and GPU temperatures. Overall, this case performed right about where most other mid-range cases with no side intake fan, would fall.