Sunbeam Automaton Reviewgotdamojo06 - March 18, 2009
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To properly test this computer case, I will be testing for both idle temperatures as well as full load temperatures. To test the idle temperatures, I will be letting the computer sit for 30 minutes at idle. To test load, I will run a one hour Prime95 stress test with a blend of both CPU and RAM, set at normal priority. I will be using SpeedFan version 4.37 to gather my system chipset, GPU and hard drive temperature readings. CPU temperatures will be read with Real Temp 3.0. To give the GPU a simulated load test, I will be running 3DMark06 two times, back-to-back, then quickly looking at the temperature reading. All the temperatures will be read in degrees Celsius.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock & 3.33GHz)
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW
- Case: Sunbeam Automaton
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- Ambient Temperature: 21° Celsius
The Sunbeam Automaton case was able to do better at cooling the hard drive and the chipset than the Cooler Master Cosmos S case was able to. Other than that, it was clear that both Cooler Master cases faired better. It's interesting that the smaller, more cramped case held its own against some big time competition with more substantial airflow.