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Thermaltake V9 BlacX Review



To test the Thermaltake V9 BlacX, temperatures will be recorded for the CPU, GPU, chipset, hard drives, and the overall system temperature during load and idle phases. Load will be simulated by Prime95 small FFTs and HD Tune for one hour, with maximum temperatures recorded by RealTemp. The GPU load will be the maximum value recorded by Catalyst Control Center after five loops of 3DMark06’s Canyon Flight test. For the idle temperature readings, I allowed each setup to remain idle of for one hour. Each case is tested as is from the factory, including the fan configuration. As stated earlier, the fan configuration for the V9 BlacX is 1x120mm front intake,1x120mm rear exhaust, and 1x230mm top exhaust.

Testing Setup:

Comparison Cases:










Unfortunately, the temperatures didn't do great but they weren't terrible either. The fans operate at a very low speed, so the airflow suffers. Naturally, when airflow suffers, component temperatures rise. Every temperature fell pretty much in the middle or a couple of notches higher. This isn't far from my expectations, but I will admit I was hoping I would be proved wrong. I'll share the rest of my thoughts on the next page in the conclusion.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Setup
  6. Conclusion
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