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The Review: The Results Of The Ergonomics-Test

Cooler and Quieter Barebones PCs?
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Barebone-PC Shuttle XPC SN85G4 Soltek QBIC EQ3401M Shuttle XPC SB65G2 Biostar iDEQ 200T
CPU
Temperature 1
61°C
(T control active)
59°C
(T control)
58°C
(T control active)
64°C
(T control active)
CPU
Temperature 2
54°C
(max. fan speed)
- 53°C
(max. fan speed)
46°C
(max. fan speed)
System Temperature 50°C 45°C 44°C -
HDD Temperature 48°C 47°C 43°C 45°C
PWM 66°C - 56°C -
Noise Level (0.5m) 55 bis 58 db(A) 48 bis 55 db(A) 52 bis 58 db(A) 51 bis 56 db(A)
Test Comments subjective pretty loud
pulsating noise
tolerance 1-5 °C
ramp up time of fan 1.6 - 3.2 - 4.8 s
quietest PC in the test
pretty loud under full load
pulsating noise
two-step fan
Barebone-PC ECS EZ Buddie Abit DigiDice Epox eX5 Mini Me
CPU
Temperature 1
62°C
(T control)
62°C 66°C
(T control)
CPU
Temperature 2
- 64°C
(Smart Fan active)
-
System
Temperature
53°C 54°C 47°C
HDD Temperature 45°C 55°C 48°C
PWM - 68°C -
Noise Level (0.5m) 54 bis 60 db(A) 60 db(A) 55 db(A)
Test Comments pretty high CPU temperature
pulsating noise
this system heated up
the most during the test
no fan control via BIOS
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