Test System and Benchmark results of the EK Predator 240
My office is climate controlled. I keep the temperature at 25°C. Upon initial start up the PC was allowed to sit for 15 minutes to let the system temperature stabilize.
All case fans were running at 100% unless otherwise specified. The fans on the radiators were manually set to 100%. Intel integrated video is utilized to eliminate additional ambient heat source from discrete graphics cards. Temperatures are averaged (last minute) from individual core temperature results monitored by AIDA64 after 30 minutes. Results marked “0″ means thermal limit was reached and the CPU was throttled and thus the results were discarded. Stock settings have all power saving features enabled in the motherboard with Vcore set static to 1.1V and set to “Balanced” in the OS. Overclocked settings have Vcore voltage manually set to 1.25V at 4.5GHz with EIST disabled. All tests were taken at least three times to get the final result.
|Motherboard||MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard|
|Thermal Compound||Noctua NT-H1|
|RAM||A-DATA XPG 8GB DDR3 2133MHz|
|GPU||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Hard Drives||Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD|
|Power Supply||NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W|
|Case||Cooler Master Cosmos II SE|
|Comparison Coolers||Deepcool Gamerstorm Captain 240||Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme||Cooler Master Glacier 240L||Enermax Liqtech 120|
|Fan Size (mm)||120||120||120||120|
|Max Fan RPM||2200||2000||2400||2400|
|Radiator Size (LxWxHmm)||274 x 120 x 27||270x 120 x 27||269 x 127 x 29||153 x 120 x 43|
|Price in USD||109.99||99.99||129.99||79.99|
Next I set the the multiplier in the BIOS to 45, disabled EIST, and manually set the vCore to 1.248v and repeated the tests.