Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS ReviewAngry_Games - August 21, 2008
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Now with all of the Thermaltake Xaser VI's glory brought to view, I bet you're wondering how well the case performs its cooling duties. Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's to put it through its paces. I am going to record the operating temperatures while idle and at load for the CPU, chipset, and video card. To create a full load, I used OCCT to push the CPU, chipset, and the memory, and 3DMark06 for the video card. To measure the temperatures, I used CoreTemp, and SpeedFan. I also want to see how the Thermaltake Xaser VI stands up to other cases on the market, so I will be comparing its test results to those of the Cooler Master Elite 330 and the Cooler Master Stacker STC-101. All tests will be run with the same hardware setup, and all hardware will be run at stock speeds, settings, voltages, and timings to prevent any interference with the scores.
- Processor: AMD Phenom 9850 Black
- Motherboard: Asus M3N-HT Deluxe AM2+
- Memory: 2x2GB Mushkin DDR-1066
- Video Card: Asus HD4850 512MB PCI-E w/Accelero S1 rev2 cooler
- Hard Drive(s): 2x250GB Seagate 7200.11 HDDs in RAID 0
- Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-RW
- Power Supply: Corsair HX-620 PSU
- Audio Card: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatality Championship
- CPU cooler: Thermalright Ultra-90
- Fans: Yate Loon 120mm fans
- Ambient Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius
The Thermaltake Xaser VI performed its best when the system was at load. It ran neck and neck with the Cooler Master Stacker STC-101, matching it temp for temp.