One of our clients ordered a fully assembled system with a 140 mm fan into the case combined with a 200 mm fan into the top fan bracket. It was the perfect occasion to bench the system and share the results.
Initially, the top fan bracket has been developed for those who wanted to assemble an ATX power supply (such as the fanless ones from Seasonic) but still install a fan. Indeed, with an ATX power supply, the 140 mm fan slot into the case is not accessible anymore.
Of course, some of our clients decided to use the two slots, this to improve the performances.
· Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3,6 GHz · Graphic Card - ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 Super AMP! Edition, 8192 MB GDDR6 · Motherboard - ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax · Storage 1 - Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD, PCIe 3.0 M.2 Typ 2280 - 500 GB · Storage 2 - Western Digital Blue 3D 2,5 Zoll SSD, SATA 6G - 1 TB · RAM - 32 GB Dual-Kit - G.Skill RipJaws V Series, DDR4-3200, CL16 · Power Supply - Seasonic Focus SFX GOLD 650W · Option - Top Fan bracket · Additional cooling - Noctua 140mm NF-A14-PWM - Noctua 200mm NF-A20 PWM - VRM cooling
The two fans are set up identically.
Bench tests (AIDA64):
Ambient temperature is 26.2°C - we have a very hot Summer here in Belgium!
As you can see, thanks to the two fans combined, the 2070S graphic card never heat more than 60°C.
Bench tests do not reflect the reality and you will never push your card as AIDA can do it, as well as you will probably never use the two fans at 100%. Whatever, the results are really interesting and show well the thermal performance of The First.