A+ Case El Diablo ATX Case
So, with all that cooling hardware, how did El Diablo perform?
The test system specification was as follows:
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.
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.