ThermalTake Level 10 GT ReviewCompxpert - March 10, 2011
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This time around, since I'm testing out the Level 10 GT, I figured I would change things up a bit with the setup. Instead of the usual Core2Duo test bed I have switched things up for an i7 920. For each test I've set the Level 10 GT up against my customized Lian-Li PC-60FWB. The customized Lian-Li features one 140mm intake fan in the front and three 120mm fans for output which are mounted on the rear and two on the top panel. As for testing I will be subjecting the system to some typical loads which are placed on it in daily use. In addition to applying loads, I will also subject the system to some idle time and after which record the idle temperature of the CPU, GPU, Chipset, and HDD. I will also stress the CPU, Chipset, GPU, and HDD individually for an hour each after which I record the temperature of the specific component. To generate load on the CPU and Chipset, I used Prime 95 in Blend. For the GPU, I simply started up the Folding@Home GPU client. Lastly for the HDD, I stress it using HDTune. To record temperatures I utilized both HWmonitor and RealTemp.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
- Memory: Mushkin Ridgeback 998827 PC3 12800 3x2GB
- Graphics Card: XFX HD5870 1GB
- Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 500GB SATA 7200.12
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 22° Celsius
- Lian-Li PC60-FWB customized with two 120mm top panel fans added in
A very close race here indeed. The Level 10 just managed to put itself in the lead, beating the Lian-Li in five of the tests.