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Raidmax Vampire Case Review

hornybluecow    -   November 7, 2013
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Raidmax Vampire Testing:

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3Dmark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).

Setup:

Compared Cases:

 

 

The Vampire preformed great in all three categories, which surprised me a bit on the CPU chart considering only one fan in the rear is included. Normally one fan exhaust tends to lead to higher temps as hot air rises and needs venting out fairly fast. I think having a 200mm fan in front helps bring the fresh air in and creates a bit of positive air pressure to force air out every corner. The video card also had it good, since it was able to get fresh air from the opening on the window and the 200mm fan directly adjacent. Speaking of which, this chassis is an excellent candidate for SLI or Crossfire considering the option to vent fresh air directly over the video cards. If you happen to have a dual fan-style heat sink, you can also flip the fans around and create an exhaust port. Overall I am pleased with the temps using what came with the chassis, and the potential to lower the temps with more fans is a plus.




  1. Raidmax Vampire: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Raidmax Vampire Closer Look: The Case
  3. Raidmax Vampire Closer Look: Working Componets
  4. Raidmax Vampire: Specifications & Features
  5. Raidmax Vampire: Setup & Results
  6. Raidmax Vampire: Conclusion
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