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Old March 13, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Default Coolermaster HAF 932 and Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W

I have moved from my Antec 900 / Corsair 620HX combo to a Coolermaster HAF 932 / Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W setup.

So far, these are the differences after about 16 hours of observation;
(Used Everest for CPU and Motherboard temps, and Evga Precision for GPU. All temps taken while working on Project 5902/1680 point WU for GPU, and Project 2653/1760 point WU for CPU with 80% resources allocated to the SMP client).

1. CPU temps have gone down about 4c degrees on each of the 4 cores on the Q6600. (Went from 42-46c to 36-42c across cores).

2. Motherboard ambient temps 5c degrees higher on the Gigabyte EP35-DS3P. (36c to 41c)

3. GTX 285 GPU (702 core/1760 shaders/1323 mem, 55% fan speed) went up 6c degrees (from 58c to 64c.)

4. Watts being pulled, as measured by my APC UPS, went from 351w(min)-375w(max), to 334w(min)-347w(max). This while working on the FaH tasks above.

I realize this is not scientific in any way but just my experiences.

Factors such as different fans in each case, better cable management in the HAF, intake fan on the Revolution85+ facing downwards, etc all played factor.

The HAF is much, much quieter; however the 900's fans were all on high. The CPU HSF cut-out on the MB tray also fit pretty well with the motherboard, so I will not have to remove the board to change the heatsink if desired.

Overall, pretty happy with this. I will probably get an Antec Spot-Cool to bring down the GPU temps a bit, but the extra room alone and cable management made the change worth it.
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