Thermaltake Commander MS-I Case ReviewBluePanda - April 5, 2012
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Testing the Tt Commander RS-I required pushing my hardware to heat things up! Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and overall system during idle and load phases. Load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs, HD Tune, and 3Dmark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor. It is important to note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 8 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 6970
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drives: OCZ Agility 3 120 GB, 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
Since it is essentially the same body as the COUGAR Solution, it wasn’t much of a surprise that the temperatures were essentially the same. It still competes well in its category of case size and compared to the other cases on the list, it faired average. There are no major cooling issues to address, other than the fact that with no fan up front, means a toasty hard drive. Though it is difficult for a HDD to get too hot, it’s still a wow factor to see a drive ten degrees warmer, than if it was in a case with a simple fan blowing across. More fans and this thing could be pretty optimal for cooling.