BitFenix Shinobi XL Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅30-03-12
Thermal Performance Testing

Since Shinobi XL is designed with XL-ATX in mind its only fair that we have installed our XL-ATX test system inside the chassis. Inside Shinobi XL there are 3 pre-installed fans positioned in traditional airflow regions which should create good, positive airflow furthermore 2 of these fans are 230mm in size.

To discover the thermal performance of the Shinobi XL 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 high for all fans.

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 Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard MSI Big Bang Marshal (P67)
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz CL9
HDD Samsung Spinpoint 500GB SATA-II
PSU Enermax Evolution 850+

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