ThermalTake Chaser MK-I ReviewCompxpert - August 29, 2011
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Testing the setup is a very simple process which consists of four tests designed to show just how well the case is able to dissipate heat. I will be putting the CPU, GPU, HDD, and Chipset through a series of idle and load tests designed to show how cool each of these components stays in the given situation. For the CPU and Chipset load tests I apply load using Prime 95 in blend for an entire hour and afterward record the temperature using a combination of HwMonitor and RealTemp. Idle testing is pretty much the same except instead the computer is left idle for a whole hour and after which tempearatures are recorded. For the GPU load testing I used the Folding@Home GPU client, and for the hard disk drive load testing I used HDTune. When it comes to beating the heat, lowest is always best.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
- CPU Heatsink: ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120mm Black Ed. - 2x Scythe Kaze-Jyuni 120mm @ 110CFM.
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
- Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 998995 PC3 12800 3 x 4GB
- Graphics Card: XFX HD6970 2GB
- Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 500GB SATA 7200.12
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 22 °C
- ThermalTake Level 10 GT
- Coolermaster Centurion 5 II
- Bitfenix Shinobi
- NZXT Source 210
- Cubitek XL Tank
The Chaser MK-I did hold out well overall only being beaten by its higher-priced brother, the Level 10 GT, and occasionally losing out to the likes of the XL Tank and Centurion 5 II.