The following system was used in testing:
Case: NZXT Phantom
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz
Power Supply: XFX XXX 650W Modular
Video Card: XFX GTS 250
Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by running the latest version of Prime95 which supports multi-core CPUs by default. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.
|CPU Cooler||Idle (°C)||Load (°C)|
|Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – High||33C||44C|
|Deep Cool Gamer Storm – High||32C||45C|
|Arctic Cooling Freezer 13||33C||48C|
|Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – Low||34C||47C|
|Deep Cool Gamer Storm – Low||34C||48C|
|Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro||34C||49C|
The Ice Blade Pro didn’t have the greatest cooling performance we’ve seen. The idle temperatures were above average, coming in at 34C, but the load temperature reached a max of 49C, which is highest load temperatures we’ve seen. The spread between the idle and load was 15 degrees, also tied for the highest with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13.