Temperatures, Cooling and Noise
The system is fully loaded using Furmark and Prime 95, similar to our laptop testing. The sound recordings are made in front of the machine, about 6 inches from the center of the tower. Temperatures are reported as recorded by CoreTemp and Furmark.
Despite having watercooling, the overclocked 4790K (an already hot CPU) reached a max temperature of 87C. We would, of course, like to see it lower, and these temperatures are an extreme and not something you're likely to encounter often, unless you do lots of encoding or other tasks that peg the CPU at 100 percent.
The GPU reached a modest 86C, which is in the middle of the pack in terms of GPU temperatures. 86C is acceptable for a GPU, though lower is always better.
And here is where the drawbacks of a SFF come readily into focus. Our review unit, while not the loudest system we've tested, produced 56 decibels of noise while under full load. But, this is to be expected when pushing lots of components into a small space, such as in a SFF system.
Power consumption is measured while the system is loaded for the temperature test and while sitting idle at the desktop. Measurement is taken at the wall, so it includes everything running in the system, not including the monitor.
The overclocked CPU and high-performance GPU combine to make a rather large load power draw. Coming in at 513W, it is the second highest draw we've seen, only outpaced by the dual-GPU and overclocked Chimera. Idle consumption is just 84W, which is fifth highest on our chart. However, it's a reasonable idle consumption result.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Configurations and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Bundle & System Pictures]
- Page 3 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - CPU Tests]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Storage Tests]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - System Tests]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Gaming Tests]
- Page 8 [Temperatures and Noise & Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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