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: AMD A8-3970K
  • Motherboard: Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 PT-A8A75
  • Heatsink: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
  • Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1
  • Video Card: BFG GeForce 8800 GTX
  • Memory: Kingston HyperX Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
  • Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra 650 Watt
  • Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM 1TB
  • Optical Drive: SONY DVD Burner
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit



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



The entire system will be placed under load by the OCCT program for 30 minutes and temperatures will be taken. They will then be compared to the temperature readings taken after 30 minutes of system idle. Stock temperatures were taken with motherboard power saving features enabled and Windows power saving set to "Balanced". Fan controller set to maximum.

Room Temperature: 19C

Corsair 200R Mid Tower Temperature Benchmarks