Aerocool XPredator X1 Devil Red Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅09-11-12
Thermal Performance Testing

Placed inside XPredator X1 are two 120mm cooling fans, one as a front intake whilst the other as a rear exhaust. This follows a traditional airflow methodology and should yield good results.

To discover the thermal performance of the XPredator X1 I will record idle temperatures after 20 minutes from a cold boot. I will then stress the system and temperatures will again be monitored after 30 minutes have elapsed. Fan controller will be set to highest setting.

For the purpose of accurate analysis the idle and load temperatures for CPU and GPU will be recorded and the range between idle and load will be calculated to determine how efficient cooling is.

NOTE: Ambient temperature is 20C

System Components

CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
Motherboard ASUS M4A89TD PRO
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 480 (Different from card pictured)
Memory 4GB Mushkin EM3-10666 DDR3
HDD Samsung Spinpoint 500GB SATA-II


XPredator X1 has a fan controller, allowing the speed of the cooling fans to be adjusted. With the fans set to low the noise levels are whisper quiet and unnoticeable, cranking up to the high setting changes the speed but noise levels hardly even alter; the cooling fans inside our chassis are very quiet indeed.

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