Thermaltake Contac 29 Cooler

3. Installation5. Performance


Test System // Methodology

Thermaltake Contac 29
Intel Reference Heatsink

Core i7- 870
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6
2x 2GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz @ 1600MHz 7-7-7-21-2T
Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 1GB
Thermaltake 120mm AF0022 fan for additional testing (1800RPM, 37 dBA)
Samsung SyncMaster XL30
BFG EX-1200W PSU
Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray drive
D-Link Wireless N Dual Band USB stick

1x  128Gb Corsair P128 SSD OS
3x WD Raptor Hard Drives (Games on RAID 0 Drives)
Arctic Cooling MX-3 Paste
Razer Megalodon
Razer Deathadder
Enermax Aurora
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Catalyst 9.11
DirectX 9.0c/DirectX 10/DirectX 11 (August 2009)
Cinebench R10
Everest Ultimate

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

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