SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case

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Test Results: 2 x Radeon HD 4870 (CrossFireX)

System Measurements ( 2 x HD 4870)
System State
Idle
CPU + GPU Load
System Fans*
7V
9V
12V
CPU Temp
33°C
53°C
51°C
48°C
SB Temp
59°C
68°C
67°C
66°C
HD Temp
29°C
30°C
30°C
29°C
GPU #1 Temp
78°C
90°C
90°C
89°C
GPU #1 Fan
Speed
1120 RPM
2250 RPM
2280 RPM
2260 RPM
GPU #2 Temp
72°C
85°C
85°C
83°C
GPU #2 Fan Speed
1000 RPM
2000 RPM
1950 RPM
1770 RPM
SPL@1m
24 dBA
34 dBA
34 dBA
34~35 dBA
System Power
191W
524W
524W
521W
*Top fan changed to exhaust.
CPU fan set to 100% speed.
Ambient temperature: 22°C.

A second HD 4870 hraphics card put considerable extra strain on the system's thermal and acoustic properties. The upper GPU fan had to spin about 260 RPM faster, and combined with the 1000 RPM speed of the lower GPU fan, the idle noise level increased to 24 dBA@1m with the stock fans at 7V. On load, the system measured 34 dBA@1m with the southbridge approaching 70°C and both GPU fans passing the ,2000 RPM mark. Once again, the stock fans at 9V seemed to be the sweet spot, giving the best combination of noise and cooling.


Our 2 x HD 4870 test system measured 34 dBA@1m on load using the optimal stock fan speed of 9V.


CrossFireX Configuration Comparison (Load)
Case
SilverStone Raven RV03
In Win Dragon Rider
Antec P280
SilverStone TJ04-E
Fans Speeds
top @12V, bottoms @9V/low
top, rear, sides @9V, front @5V
top, rear, front @low
top, rear, front @9V
CPU
41°C
35°C
45°C
51°C
SB
66°C
46°C
64°C
67°C
HD
34°C
31°C
28°C
30°C
GPU #1
87°C
85°C
89°C
90°C
GPU #1
RPM
2140
1890
2440
2280
GPU #2 Temp
81°C
82°C
84°C
85°C
GPU #2
RPM
1820
1680
1950
1950
SPL@1m
31~32°C
32 dBA
32~33 dBA
34 dBA
CPU fan set to 100% speed.
All temperature results adjusted to 22°C ambient.

Housing our CrossFireX HD 4870 configuration, the Temjin TJ04-E's relative performance is similar. The Antec P280, In Win Dragon Rider, and Raven RV03 defeat it easily, particularly in CPU cooling. The three competitors also generated significantly less noise (due to the logarithmic nature of the decibel scale, slight increases in dB are substantial at this level). Significantly, the TJ04-E did not have a single measured parameter that bested the others.



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