Thermaltake Core V71 Reviewhornybluecow - April 17, 2014
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Thermaltake Core V71: 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).
* All tests are conducted at 73 °F /23 °C ambient room temperature.
- Processor: Intel i7 4770K @ 4.2GHz (1.1v)
- CPU Cooling: Thermaltake NiC C4 @ 1100RPM
- Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
- Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Series 16GB 2400MHz
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Reference Model
- PSU: Thermaltake Smart 750W
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD
- Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
- AZZA XT1
- Corsair Carbine 330R
- Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
- Cougar MX300
- Fractal Design ARC XL
- NZXT Source 530
- Raidmax Agusta ATX-605
- Raidmax Horus
- Raidmax Vampire ATX-001
- Silverstone Raven RV02
- XFX Type 1 Bravo
The results are in! Thermaltake nearly tops all the charts with low temperatures thanks to those included 200mm fans. This makes the V71 a great chassis for anyone looking to get the best results and keep the noise level down. On high the fans aren't loud, but you can tell they are on and running. The test themselves were done with fans set to high to simulate the average experience. Don't forget the ability to add two more 120mm fans on the bottom and a 200mm on top.
This chassis is suited for any need, whether it's multiple hot video cards or an overclocked processor; this can do it all. With the included fans and the good temperatures, the price on the chassis can be justified even if you're not taking advantage of the water cooling support. Just make sure you have lots of components to fill it, or it's going to look very empty inside.