All cases will be benchmarked under Idle and Load conditions. Room temperatures will be specified accordingly. Temperatures measured will be: CPU, GPU, and Hard Drive. All temperatures will be measured using the internal thermal sensors, unless otherwise specified.

Test System:

System Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77 WS Motherboard
  • CPU Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  • Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
  • Memory: 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Red 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W
  • Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit



  • OCCT x 30 minutes for load temperatures
  • AIDA64 for System monitoring