Zalman GS1000

Written by Harry Butler

July 9, 2008 | 00:03

Tags: #aluminium #case #hot-swap #review

Companies: #zalman

Testing Time

We followed our standard case testing methodology, as detailed in our previous heatsink and case testing article, and fitted the usual set of hardware into the GS1000, doing our best to hide and tidy cables to ensure as few airflow restrictions as possible. Here's a reminder of the hardware we use.

CPU: Lapped Intel Pentium XE 955 (dual-core, 3.46GHz)
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 Ultimate passive cooled
Motherboard: MSI P6N SLI Platinum
RAM: 2x 512MB Corsair XMS2-667
Hard Drive: 1x 250GB Western Digital WD2500 7,200RPM
Heatsink: Asus Silent Square Pro
Power Supply: Xilence XP700 700W PSU

With the two 120mm exhaust so close to the CPU heatsink and the lack of intake fans, we were expecting some interesting results.

Delta T is the difference in temperature between CPU or GPU and the ambient temperature. A lower Delta T is better as it shows the case or cooling solution is performing closer to the surrounding temperature.

Zalman GS1000 Testing and Results

Case performance - Idle

  • Zalman GS1000
  • Akasa Mirage-62
  • Lancool K7 Metal Boned
    • 22
    • 24
    • 32
    • 37
    • 10
    • 21
    • 24
    • 34
    • 39
    • 13
    • 22
    • 24
    • 34
    • 40
    • 12
0
10
20
30
40
  • Ambient
  • Case
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Load Delta T (CPU)

Case performance - CPU stress test

  • Zalman GS1000
  • Akasa Mirage-62
  • Lancool K7 Metal Boned
    • 22
    • 24
    • 45
    • 37
    • 23
    • 22
    • 24
    • 49
    • 41
    • 27
    • 21
    • 24
    • 49
    • 39
    • 28
0
10
20
30
40
50
  • Idle
  • Case
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • CPU Delta T (load)

Case performance - GPU stress test

  • Zalman GS1000
  • Akasa Mirage-62
  • Lancool K7 Metal Boned
    • 22
    • 26
    • 42
    • 57
    • 20
    • 21
    • 24
    • 38
    • 71
    • 17
    • 22
    • 24
    • 39
    • 68
    • 17
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
  • Idle
  • Case
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • CPU Delta T

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