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CM Storm Sniper Gaming Chassis

CM Storm Sniper Gaming Chassis

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Testing Setup & Performance

CM Storm Sniper
Thermalright TRUE Black
Arctic MX-2
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Asus P5Q Deluxe
HIS HD4850 TurboX IceQ4
Powercolor HD4850
2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066
Corsair 750W PSU
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1tb 7,200 RPM
Samsung Super Writemaster DVD RW
Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7,200 RPM
Crysis Warhead
Cinebench R10 64 bit
Everest Ultimate


Load temperatures were achieved by loading up all four cores of the Q6600 with multiple multi-core rendering Cinebench tests in immediate succession followed by a session of Crysis Warhead.

The test was performed twice, once with the case fans at full speed and one with them at 50%.

100%
CPU
GPU 1
GPU 2
HDD1
HDD2
Idle (°C)
25
45
62
24
28
Load (°C)
35
62
86
25
29

50%
CPU
GPU 1
GPU 2
HDD1
HDD2
Idle (°C)
27
51
79
24
28
Load (°C)
37
67
91
26
31

The CM Storm Sniper performs relatively well when put under pressure, although GPU cooling could certainly be improved with the inclusion of a side fan. The case is particularly noisy at full fan speed though fortunately it still puts in a good performance at 50% – which is substantially quieter. However, I can imagine that plenty of the people using this chassis will spend a lot of time with a headset on anyway.

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