Thermaltake VH6000BWS Armor+ Reviewajmatson - May 27, 2008
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Now for what we have all been waiting for - the testing phase! To test the Thermaltake Armor+, I am going to record the operating temperatures while idle and at load for the CPU, Chipset, Hard drive, and Video Card. To create a full load I used OCCT to push the CPU, chipset, and the memory, 3DMark06 for the Video Card and HDTune for the hard drive. To measure the temperatures I used CoreTemp, SpeedFan and HDTune's hard drive temperature reading. I also want to see how the Armor+ stands up to other cases on the market, so I will be comparing its test results to those of the Enermax Uber Chakra, and the Sigma Unicorn - all with the same hardware setup.
- Processor: Intel Q9450 Core 2 Quad @ 333x8
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
- Memory: Mushkin Redline XP2-8000 2x2GB @ 800MHz 5-5-5-12
- Video Card: Asus EN8800 GT
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 750GB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD+/-RW Burner
- CPU Cooler: OCZ Vendetta 2
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
- Ambient Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius
Overall, the temperatures in each case were very close to one another. The chipset was a little toastier in the Armor+, but the graphics card was cooler, thanks to the optional fan for the PCI cards and the huge 230mm intake fan.