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Part 2: Little Water, Big Air--Corsair H50 Versus Rosewill FORT120
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Test System Configuration
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (2.66 GHz, 8.0 MB Cache
Overclocked to 3.80 GHz (19x200), 1.368V
CPU Cooler, Air
Rosewill FORT120 at 12V continuous
120 mm fan at 2400 RPM
CPU Cooler, Liquid
Corsair H50 Sealed System at 12V continuous
120 mm Fan at 1680 RPM
Motherboard
Asus P6T Rev. 1.01G, BIOS 0306 (02-03-2009)
LGA 1366, X58/ICH10R
RAM
Kingston KHX1600D3ULT1K3/6GX (6.0 GB)
DDR3-2000 at DDR3-1600 CAS 8-8-8-24
Graphics
Zotac GeForce GTX260² 896MB
Hard Drive
WD VelociRaptor WD30000HLFS
0.3 TB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB Cache
Sound
Integrated HD Audio
Network
Integrated Gigabit Networking
Power
Cooler Master RS850-EMBA
850W, ATX12V v2.2, EPS12V
Optical
Lite-On LH-20A1L, 20XDVD±R
Software
OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
Graphics
Nvidia Forceware 182.08
Chipset
Intel INF 9.1.0.1007


Test voltage shifted slightly from our previous evaluation, reading 1.368 V this time, rather than the previous 1.366 V while using the same Asus P6T motherboard. Our previously-determined ambient temperature range of 23.2° to 23.6° Celsius was retained.

Benchmark Configuration
Prime 95 v25.8
64-bit executable, small FFTs, eight threads
RealTemp 2.70
Highest core reading at full CPU load (60 minutes)
Acu-Rite Thermal Probe
IOH/VRM heatpipe temperature at northbridge junction, ambient temperature at 6" from motherboard front edge
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