HDPLEX H10.ODD Fanless microATX Case

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TESTING

Assembly

Normally, installation of a system is part of our case review routine. This part was skipped for the H10 simply because it was shipped with a system preinstalled. However, we took a close look at the manual and the procedures outlined for installation. It should be no trouble for anyone with a modicum of screwdriver handling skills to install a PC system into the H10. Perhaps a fumble-fingered newbie could have trouble, but the layout and overall procedures are so straightforward that it would be no more trouble than with any conventional case.

System Configuration:


System device listing.

Measurement and Analysis Tools

System temperatures and noise levels were recorded with SpeedFan and GPU-Z at idle and on load using Prime95 (large FFTs setting) and FurMark, an OpenGL benchmarking and stability testing utility.

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

We tested the system in four different states and recorded the temperatures after they stabilized. We noted internal sensor readings and used an external thermometer to measure the hottest point on the left, top, and right sides of the case.

System Measurements
Temps
Idle
H.264 Playback
CPU Load
CPU + GPU Load
CPU (RealTemp)
33°C
38°C
74°C
81°C
CPU (EasyTune)
25°C
31°C
63°C
72°C
System
46°C
48°C
55°C
60°C
HDD
35°C
36°C
38°C
41°C
Ext. Left
26°C
29°C
31°C
33°C
Ext. Top
27°C
30°C
43°C
46°C
Ext. Right
29°C
32°C
43°C
51°C
System Power
36W
52W
82W
96W
Ambient temperature: 21°C.
Ambient noise level: 11 dBA.
System noise level: 13 dBA@1m.

When idle and during video playback, the system ran very cool with exterior temperatures stabilizing at around 30°C, while the internal CPU and hard drive temperatures stayed below 40°C. On load, the exterior became warm to the touch, but not uncomfortably so, while the CPU heated up considerably, though not enough to cause the processor to throttle. For a fanless system, these are pretty good results.



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