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Calyos NSG-S0 100% Silent Fanless Gaming PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Apr 28, 2017 3:21 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Calyos

Test Setup

 

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The configuration tested today uses a 6700K (stock), an MSI Z170X SLI Plus motherboard, a GTX 1080 (stock), 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz TridentZ (stock 2133MHz), and a 250GB Samsung 850 EVO.

 

 

CPU, Memory, System, and Graphics Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

 

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AIDA64 Memory

 

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HandBrake Video Encoding

 

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PCMark8 Home Test

 

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WebXPRT

 

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3DMark Cloud Gate

 

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3Dmark FireStrike

 

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Ashes of the Singularity

 

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Grand Theft Auto V

 

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UNIGINE Heaven 4.0

 

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Resident Evil 6

 

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Rise of The Tomb Raider

 

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Calyos's NSG-S0 can be configured with a 7700K, which would bring its performance back in line with some of the other Kaby Lake/Pascal based systems. However, our unit uses a 6700K at stock, so performance should be a bit lower in CPU and some gaming benchmarks in regards to 7700K based systems. The latest configurations on Calyos's Kickstarter campaign do use a 7700K, so expect better results if you buy a pre-configured system.

 

 

Storage and Network Performance

 

CrystalDiskBench-Read:

 

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CrystalDiskBench-Write:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The NSG-S0's SSD is a Samsung 850 Evo SATA6Gb/s drive, so it won't be as fast in sequential read and write tests as a system equipped with an NVMe M.2 drive. I wonder why Calyos didn't go with an M.2 drive, as the motherboard has a slot. I believe the answer to be partly aesthetics (the mounted SSD looks cool), and because M.2 drives without adequate airflow might throttle.

 

There are some motherboards with hefty M.2 heat sinks, if you buy the chassis without hardware and want to use an M.2 drive, I would look into adding a heat sink to it (a real heat sink).

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