We’re using our 2015 Reference PC minus its open test bed (and obviously the reference cooler) to test the H220-X in a closed system. The CPU frequency is up to 4.2GHz in today’s test.
Test System Components
Software And Drivers
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce 347.52|
|Chipset||Intel INF 126.96.36.1997|
|Prime95||v27.9, AVX FFT length 8K, continuous for at least 2 hours|
|RealTemp 3.70||Maximum Temperature, All Cores Averaged|
|Galaxy CM-140 SPL Meter||Tested at 1/4 m, corrected to 1 m (-12 db), dB(A) weighting|
Since we’re not testing the capacity of a case, but instead testing the capacity of a CPU cooler inside a high-airflow case, the graphics card will be allowed to idle throughout today’s test.
Before we get to that, here’s how the Captain 240 compares to recently-tested competitors.
The gamer storm differs from Swiftech’s H220-X in a couple important ways, the first being that it’s a true sealed system rather than a factory-sealed collection of open-loop components. Those extra line fittings alone might be worth Swiftech’s price premium, but only if you’re actually in need of a system that can be opened-up to add more components (such as a GPU cooler).