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Thermaltake Matrix Review

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I will be comparing the Thermaltake Matrix Case against the Apevia X-Telstar Jr. G Type, Thermaltake WingRS 100, and the Thermaltake M9 enclosures to determine which case presents the best bang for buck, by this I mean best cooling in a battery of tests. My testing will compare the CPU, GPU, chipset, and hard drive temperatures in each of these cases in degrees Celsius. To ensure a level testing platform, I have recorded ambient temperature at 25 degrees Celsius.





Testing Setup

  • CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
  • Motherboard - Asus P5B
  • RAM - 2GB Kingston PC2-5300
  • Video Card - Gigabyte EN8600GT
  • Power Supply - 450w
  • OS - Windows XP Pro SP2
  • Ambient temperature - 25 degrees Celsius

Comparison Cases:
















The verdict is in, the Thermaltake Matrix Case was not up to par with other mid tower cases in its class. I think the addition of a side fan, or at least the pvc piping out the side that the Wing Rs case has, would significantly decrease the CPU temp. Lower temps are much needed, 61 degrees is way too high for a CPU in my opinion. The Apevia wins for the GPU temps, but the Thermaltake M9 is my choice for hard drive and chipset cooling. Let's see what the final verdict is on the Thermaltake Matrix.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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