Our Test Rig and Methodology

Our Test Rig
CPU Intel i7-5960X Live Pricing
Memory Kingston HyperX FURY Black 32GB Quad Channel Kit 2666 MHz Live Pricing
Motherboard Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion  Live Pricing
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply Live Pricing
Storage Kingston Hyper X Savage 960GB SSD Live Pricing
Case Dimastech Test Bench Live Pricing
Test Methodology
Fan Noise Using a decibel meter 6 inches away from the fans or pump we test 25%, 50%, and 100% fan speeds
Fan Speeds To go with our noise testing we also document the fan speeds when they are running at 25%, 50%, and 100%
Idle Temperatures We test the idle temperatures using the included tool from our motherboard.
Load Temperatures Using the latest version of Prime95 on the Small FFTs setting we put the CPU under load for 30 minutes. This always tested at 100% fan speed and then again with the fan profile set to the stock profile on our motherboard.
Test room temperature The room is always set to 70 degrees no matter the season
Temperature readings We use the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to get package temperatures from the CPU


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38088 17 Aug 2016 21:05
Today I check out the new 240mm water cooling kit from Cooler Master

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