Raidmax Typhoon ReviewIndybird -
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Aside from features that make the case look better or the system builder easier, users want the case to cool the components to more desirable temperatures. 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 is left to its automatic fan adjustment then stress-tested with FurMark. We will be testing the Typhoon against a Raidmax Hurricane (no GPU would not fit), Cooler Master Centurion 534 and an NZXT Lexa with non-stock fans. Let's see how it performs.
- 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
- Raidmax Hurricane
The Typhoon remained on par with the more expensive NZXT Lexa and Cooler Master Centurion 534 in all departments except for the hard drive at load (which is strange considering the 120mm front intake that blows directly over the hard drives). The Typhoon definitely proves itself with its cooling capabilities.