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Thermaltake Core X9 Review


Thermaltake Core X9 Testing:

Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU, GPU, and motherboard during idle and load phases. The load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs and 3DMark Vantage for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor 1.21.0. Please note that each case is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted.


Testing Setup:



Comparison Cases:



There is nothing really earth-shattering here on the CPU side of testing. The Noctua D14 is a great cooler and seems to perform well regardless of the case, so we see temps in line with the other test cases. With a case this large, it is almost like testing on an open bench.

On the GPU end of the testing, again we don't see anything remarkable. I am using a reference video card, which means that it uses a blower type fan to pull in air from inside the case and exhaust hot air out the rear of the case. So as long as there is a decent supply of outside air, it is not surprising that the results are similar. A non-reference card that generally rejects heat into the case will likely cause the internal case temps to increase by a few degrees when there is a significant video load.

The Core X9 certainly has adequate air flow to keep your components cool. It is safe to say that no matter what cooler(s) you use, this case will not be a limiting factor.

  1. Thermaltake Core X9: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Thermaltake Core X9 Closer Look: The Case
  3. Thermaltake Core X9 Closer Look: Working Components
  4. Thermaltake Core X9: Specifications & Features
  5. Thermaltake Core X9 Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Thermaltake Core X9: Conclusion
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