Raidmax Skyline Reviewairman -
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To test the Raidmax Skyline, 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. Fan configuration is as provided from the manufacturer, and data collected from other cases will also be as provided by the manufacturer.
- 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: 25° Celsius
- CPU Heatsink: Stock Intel
The Raidmax Skyline performed quite well and has left me pleased with the temperatures it supplied. The idle temperatures were in the lower range of the other cases, but climbed to the higher end of temperatures under load. This is probably due to the low amount of airflow that the stock fans provide.