A+ Case El Diablo ATX Case

Test Setup

Testing

So, with all that cooling hardware, how did El Diablo perform?

The test system specification was as follows:

Motherboard - Asus P5K3
CPU - Intel E4300
Graphics - 8800GTS
HDDs - 2x Hitachi 80GB SATA2 configured in RAID0
PSU - Nexus 500W modular

My main aim during the test was to ascertain just how effective El Diablo's cooling is.

Note, all componentry was cooled by the stock cooling solution/s.

Idle tests involved taking 5 temperature readings over a period of 10 minutes, the system was at zero load during these measurements, temperatures were measured using Asus' onboard probes using the Asus Probe software.

Load tests were carried out with two instances of Prime95 running, again, 5 readings were taken over a period of 10 minutes, the first of the 5 readings was taken after the system had run Prime95 for 30 minutes.

Results

Note - ambient temp. was measured at 26 Degrees C.


 

There's no doubt in my mind that the substantial cooling solution provided by the 200mm and 280mm has contributed to a cool running test setup.

On the basis of thermal performance alone, given the relatively high ambient temps. this case is a good performer.

Now let's move onto the conclusion.
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Most Recent Comments

17-11-2007, 15:22:35

Ham
Nice job dude. Looks like a solid case.

Just if they'd made it out of alu!

Gratz on the 1st review too Quote

17-11-2007, 15:41:52

ionicle
not a case i'd personally go for

but good job on reviewing it, made a good read Quote

17-11-2007, 16:13:05

Brooksie
Case is quite ugly, good if your a fan freak though Quote

17-11-2007, 18:42:39

Mullet
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Nice job dude. Looks like a solid case.

Just if they'd made it out of alu!

Gratz on the 1st review too
Aye, tis a nice bit of kit....all boils down to what you like in the loks dept. really...Quote

17-11-2007, 19:44:10

PV5150
What a stellar effort on your first review mate. You covered all of the main features/cons and provided good images to reinforce them. Well done ...keep up the great work.

The case actually looks interesting, and those larger fans seem to keep things well cooled. I'm a sucker for an aluminium case, but the steel used here is reflected in the price.Quote
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