Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅05-05-17
Thermal Performance Testing

Inside our SPEC-04 we have just a single 120mm cooling fan, in a push configuration (intake). This breaks away from the traditional push/pull design which yields good results.

To discover the thermal performance of SPEC-04 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 30 minutes have elapsed.

For the purpose of accurate analysis, the idle and load temperatures for CPU 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 Pentium K G3258 @ 4GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z87X-D3H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 760
Memory 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
HDD Samsung Spinpoint 500GB SATA-II
PSU DeepCool DQ750


As shown in our video, SPEC-04 is whisper quiet since this case features just a single 120mm fan. Users will find no problems with noise.

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