System Setup and Testing
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition @ 3.05Ghz
OCZ Reaper 2x4GB PC8500 5-5-5 DDR2 RAM
2x HIS ATI Radeon 4870X2 2GB CrossFire
Western Digital 300GB SATAII
Lite-On LH-20A1S DVDRW
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Since this a CrossFire themed case, we wanted to see how it would handle the latest and greatest from ATI in a dual card setup, the 4870X2. We tested case temperatures using a Raytek temperature gun, while sound levels were monitored with an Extech sound level meter. We also tested the PC-P80R with the case fans set to their highest and lowest settings, to see what, if any, difference the result could be using the fan controller.