be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅28-06-16
Thermal Performance Testing

Within Dark Base Pro 900 there three cooling fans included (Silent Wings 3) which are all 140mm. There are two at the front as intakes and one at the rear which is positioned as an exhaust. This arrangement follows a traditional cooling methodology so we should therefore expect good results.

To discover the thermal performance of Dark Base Pro 900 we will record idle temperatures after 20 minutes from a cold boot. We will then stress the system and temperatures will again be monitored after 20 minutes have elapsed.

The delta temperatures are recorded for the test with the ambient being subtracted from the reported maximum core temperatures from the test. The cooling fans will be connected to the fan controller and set to “high” for the purpose of testing.

System Components
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard MSI Big Bang Marshal (P67)
Graphics ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 480 AMP (Different to GPU used in video)
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz CL9
HDD Samsung Spinpoint 500GB SATA-II
PSU DeepCool DQ750

Noise Noise

Due to Dark Base Pro 900 using a fan controller we can tweak the noise levels of the three cooling fans, even with this set to “high” the noise emitted from these fans is more than acceptable. This result is achieved by the excellent noise performance from Silent Wings 3 and the thick aluminium/tempered glass panels. You can have a listen to the noise from this case on our video:

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