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XFX Type 01 Bravo Review

hornybluecow    -   March 27, 2014
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XFX Type 01 Bravo Testing:

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3DMark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).

Setup:

Compared Cases:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the charts, the temperatures are on the high side, which is to be expected with low speed fans for the sake of being near silent. Now don’t get me wrong, I have heard some high RPM fans on the quieter end, but the XFX fans at full speed are still very low on the noise spectrum. The way XFX has the chassis vented brings the question if the air is really moving throughout. When i put my hand on the sides, I didn't feel any airflow, which tells me that the chassis just has too many vented sections causing the fans to be less effective. By installing a fan on the top panel, you may see a few degrees drop in temperatures. The other option is to install up to three additional fans on the side panel, which should drop the temperatures a good mount.




  1. XFX Type 01 Bravo: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. XFX Type 01 Bravo The Case
  3. XFX Type 01 Bravo Working Components:
  4. XFX Type 01 Bravo: Specifications & Features
  5. XFX Type 01 Bravo Testing: Setup & Results
  6. XFX Type 01 Bravo: Conclusion
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