NZXT Tempest EVO

Nov 11th, 2010 | By Steven


The following system was installed and used to gather temperatures:

  • Control

  • CPU: Intel Xeon 3060 (Core 2 E6600 equivalent) @ Stock clocks
  • HSF: Intel Stock HSF
  • MB: Asus P5k Premium
  • RAM: Corsair DDR2-1000
  • Video: BFG GeForce 210
  • PSU: Thermaltake TR2 430w
  • HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320Gb
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7

Ambient temperature was maintained at twenty degrees Celsius. For idle temperature readings the system was allowed to stand at idle for three hours before temperatures were taken. To achieve full load temperature, OCCT was run for three hours and the average peak temperature was recorded. Voltages remained the same during testing at 1.21 Volts. All temperature readings were taken using OCCT.

At idle, all of our systems seem to be within a few degrees Celsius of each other. Hopefully, the EVO will be able to pull away from the other contenders under load.

Tempest EVO

Once we’ve given the beans to the hardware in our chassis, it seems that the EVO holds it’s own against the others in the pack. Easily beating out the Thermaltake V3, and keeping pace with the more expensive and larger Thermaltake Element V.

Tempest EVO

Keep in mind that this victory does not come without some troubles, as the fans that are preinstalled in the EVO are quite noisy. Unfortunately the fans have a slight high-pitched whirring at full speed. However, these fans will start and run at five volts, making them totally silent.


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