Kaby Lake 7700K 5GHz AIO Cooler Mega Test
Published: 3rd January 2017 | Source: Various | Price: |
If you're an OC3D frequent flyer you'll have noticed that we haven't done many AIO cooler tests of late. The reason for this is simple. We've been amassing as many AIOs as we could, and with that done, we've been waiting for the new Kaby Lake architecture to be released. with everything in place it was time to hit the torture tests.
In Total we'll be looking at 17 coolers from 7 manufacturers, namely, and in no particular order Corsair, CoolerMaster, Cryorig, Akasa, bequiet, Silverstone and Alphacool. Not only will we be testing the coolers with the fans as they come supplied, we'll also be testing them with EK Vardar fans, the idea of this being to provide a uniform airflow at a specified fan speed in order that we can level the playing field and see how much of a systems performance is due to the fan speed of the supplied fans, and how much is down to the radiator and inherent system itself.
We'll also be conducting noise measurement tests of the stock fans at full 12v maximum rpm so that we can get a more objective measurement of the noise output.
|Case||CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro5|
|Motherboard||ASUS Maximus Ranger VIII|
|CPU||Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700K|
|GPU||ASUS Strix R9380 4GB|
|RAM||8GB Corsair DDR4 2400MHz|
Front: 3xCoolerMaster JetFlo 120
Rear: 1xCoolerMaster JetFlo 120