Our benchmark system features an Intel Core i5-4670K and Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. The CPU is cooled by a Thermalright True Spirit 140, which offers a great price/performance ratio. We're expecting impressive thermals, even under load, thanks to the H440's design and the reference-class Radeon HD 7970 that exhausts waste heat externally.
We benchmarked NZXT's fans at 12 V, since the H440 doesn't include a controller. Even still, noise levels should remain fairly conservative as a result of low rotational speeds and the case's sound dampening material.
|NZXT H440 Benchmark System|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-4670K (Haswell), 3.4 GHz base, 3.8 GHz maximum Turbo Boost, 6 MB shared L3 cache|
|CPU Cooler||Thermalright True Spirit 140BW|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z87 Pro4, X87 Express|
|Memory||2 x 4 GB Kingmax Nano at DDR3-2133|
|Graphics Card||HIS Radeon HD 7970|
|Hard Drive||Samsung HD322GJ (System Drive)|
|Power Supply||Enermax Revolution 87+, 850 W|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium|
We’re using our usual combination of Prime95 (Small FTTs) and MSI Kombustor (Furry and Tessy tests) to apply a load. Once we crest the 60-minute mark, we measure temperatures.