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The test system

Legit Reviews Core i7 Watercooling test bench

All of the CPU temperatures were obtained by using Core Temp v0.99.6 after the system sat at idle for 30 minutes and then again under 100% load while running Prime95 (64bit) v25.11 for 30 minutes using the blended test. The room temperature was kept a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22C) for all benchmarking. All of the coolers were tested with Arctic Silver Lumiere as the thermal interface material.

All of the GPU temperatures were obtained by using GPUz v0.4.2 after the system sat at idle for 30 minutes and then again under 100% load while running Furmark 1.8.0 stability test with default settings and resolution set to 1440×900. The room temperature was kept a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22C) for all benchmarking. All of the coolers were tested with Arctic Silver Lumiere as the thermal interface material.

The Legit Reviews Core i7 test bench consists of the following parts:

Intel Test Platform
Component Brand/Model Pricing
Processor Intel Core i7 930 Click Here
Motherboard ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Click Here
Memory Kingston HyperX 6GB KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX Click Here
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 480 015-P3-1480-AR Click Here
Hard Drive Seagate 250gb SATA Click Here
Power Supply Corsair TX650 Click Here
Chassis Microcool Banchetto 101 Click Here
Operating System Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

CPU Cooling Loop
Component Brand/Model Pricing
Radiator Swiftech Quiet Power MCR320-QP Click Here
Fans 3x Scythe SlipStream 120mm Click Here
Pump Swiftech MCP355-DDC3.2 Click Here
Pump Top XSPC Acrylic Click Here
Reservoir EK-Multioption RES 150 Rev 2 Click Here
CPU Block Swiftech Apogee XT Click Here
Hose 7/16″ID x 5/8″OD
Fittings 1/2″ barb

GPU Cooling Loop
Component Brand/Model Pricing
Radiator Swiftech Quiet Power MCR320-QP Click Here
Fans 3x Scythe SlipStream 120mm Click Here
Pump Swiftech MCP355-DDC3.2 Click Here
Pump Top XSPC Acrylic Click Here
Reservoir EK-Multioption RES 150 Rev 2 Click Here
GPU Block Danger Den DD-GTX480 Click Here
Hose 7/16″ID x 5/8″OD
Fittings 1/2″ barb
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