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 G840
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
  • Video Card: EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked
  • Memory: 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600MHz RAM
  • Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold FT55F-G 550W
  • Hard Drive: Kingston V+100 96GB SSD/Hitachi 500GB
  • Heatsink: Noctua NH-L12
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit




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