Cubitek Tattoo ProNov 15th, 2011 | By Simon
With a single push of a button, the Cubitek Tattoo Pro came to life.
Here’s a breakdown of everything I’ve installed.
- CPU: Intel i5 661 with Intel Stock HSF
- MB: MSI H55M-ED55
- RAM: Crucial 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3 PC3-10600 Memory (CT2KIT25664BA1339)
- Video: Onboard
- PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W PSU
- HD: Seagate 500GB 7200.12
- ODD: Plextor PX-B940SA Internal 12X BD Writer
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7
- Cubitek Tattoo Pro – all fans on
- Lankool PC-K57
- SilverStone Grandia GD05
To get load temperatures I started the PC up and fired up OCCT for 2 hours to get the load temperatures. After the first hour the temperatures had stabilized. The temperatures were recorded from CPUID Hardware Monitor.
Of all the cases I compared the Tattoo against, the Tattoo came out pretty well on par with the Lankool PC-K57. It had slightly higher load temperatures than the rest, but nothing that would be of concern.
Since the Tattoo Pro has three internal fans, two 140mm and one 120mm, there is a fair bit of air flow. The fans pushed a decent amount of air and it was audible. However, any time I used the system and had my speakers playing music or if the cable TV was on and the system just idled in the background I couldn’t hear them. If you were merely working on a word document and didn’t have any background noise then you will be able to hear the fans.
One of the features of the Tattoo Pro is the black interior but it still features some red LEDs at the 140mm fan locations. The best shot I got was from above. The red LEDs are subtle but if you were watching a movie in the dark I would turn them off, an easy task thanks to the on/off switch.