Corsair Graphite 780T Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅10-09-14
Thermal Performance

780T has a total of three 140mm cooling fans. These fans are positioned in key areas and configured in a push/pull configuration which usually yields good results. We also know the AF140L fans are extremely reliable a performance solution.

To discover the thermal performance of the 780T 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 and GPU will be recorded and the range between idle and load will be calculated to determine how efficient cooling is.

Fan Controller will be set to high throughout testing.

NOTE: Ambient temperature is 20C

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


The AF140L offer great noise/performance operation. With the fan controller set to low the noise levels are barely audible, at medium we begin to notice the whirring and then at high setting the cooling fans are noticeably nosier but by no means is this disruptive.

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