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Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Case

Former staff writer    -   April 5, 2007


Testing:


Testing Setup:

  • AMD Athlon 64 5400+ Socket AM2
  • Abit AN9 32x
  • Mushkin XP8500 1066MHz DDR2 (2 x 1GB)
  • Power Color X1950 XT
  • OCZ GameXtreme 600W
  • Seagate 750 GB SATA 2.0
  • Lite-On 52x32x52 CD/RW and NEC 18x +/-R DVD Burner
  • Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
  • Windows XP Media Center SP2

Temperatures:

The temperatures below will reflect the temperatures measured at idle and 100% load, at both stock speed and with an overclock of 3.175GHz. All measurements will be taken in celcius.The top graphs will be at stock speeds and the bottom graphs will be at overclocked speeds.


Hard Drive:

Hard Drive temperatures were taken with hard drive in both the front hard drive bay and the top hard drive bay. There were no variations in temperatures between stock and overclockerd speeds.



I'm impressed. Heat rises, so I had thought that the temperatures would have increased even though there is a 90mm fan blowing on the hard drive, but there is also another factor that could be pulling heat: the PSU is mounted sideways. Four degrees Celsius - I might just keep my hard drive in the upper bay.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued (The Case)
  3. Closer Look Continued (Working Components)
  4. Closer Look Continued (Liquid Cooling)
  5. Closer Look Continued (Fluids and Fans)
  6. Installation
  7. Installation Continued (Liquid Cooling System)
  8. Specifications and Features
  9. Testing
  10. Testing Continued (Temperatures)
  11. Testing Continued (Motherboard and CPU)
  12. Testing Continued (Case Temperatures)
  13. Testing Continued (Air Flow)
  14. Testing Continued ( Inside Air Flow)
  15. Conclusion
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