Temperatures, Cooling, 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.
The Corsair H60 only does a decent job of keeping the system cool. A max temperature of 89 degrees Celsius is a bit higher than what I would normally like to see a CPU achieve. I'd definitely opt for a better cooler on this machine, given the chance. The video cards reached a max of 84 degree Celsius, which is within an acceptable range for a GPU to operate.
The system put out a maximum of 52 decibels during this test, which isn't an ungodly amount of sound. It would be easy to hear your game over the noise of the machine. During normal use, the system would have trouble reaching this sort of sound output because it will rarely be as loaded as it is for our test.
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.
At idle, the machine draws 96 watts. This means it's about the same as leaving two incandescent light bulbs running. During a full load, system energy draw spikes to 604 watts, which is a fair amount of energy to be drawing. Considering the system features a top-of-the-line CPU and dual GPUs, this draw isn't unheard of.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Configurations, Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging, Bundle, and System Pictures]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [CPU Tests]
- Page 6 [HDD Tests]
- Page 7 [System Tests]
- Page 8 [Accessory Port Tests]
- Page 9 [Gaming Tests]
- Page 10 [Temperatures, Noise, and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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