Ok, now you that have seen some pics of what you can expect when you buy this case let’s start it up and see how it behaves. The testing system is an abit kt7a-raid with an Athlon tb1.2 and apacer 256mb 133 mhz ram.
First I ran it unstressed with fan speed selector in the “whisper mode”. When I say “whisper mode” I really mean whisper mode, you can hardly hear the fans working! At the moment I tested the Koolance the room temperature was around 22°c. For every temperature read-out I had the system running for about 30min stressed and 30 minutes unstressed.
Then I did the same, but this time I unleashed the power of the fans by selecting fan speed position 3. When you have the three radiator cooling fans running at full blast, the profit of the silent water cooling has gone with the wind ;) . The cpu temperatures on the other hand haven’t, although a 1°c gain ain’t that much. I believe this is being caused by a bad airflow inside the case and can be resolved by re-arranging the cables inside the radiator compartment.
As you can see temperatures are not really high compared to the same system running on air cooled by an Alpha Pal 8045 with Papst ngml fan.
The thing that pleased me a lot, a quick oc and it’s results. I set my bios to boot at 150*9.5 (where the system won’t even POST on air), and yes it booted into windows. And again, ½ hour later I was able to take a temperature reading.
So let the numbers speak for themselves…