We tested the effect of the case fan on the CPU core temperature in different configurations. First we tested with no case fan and the left panel open. Then we tested with no fan and the case closed.
The following tests were done with the case fan at the rear, top, front, and side panels, as shown in Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4. The case was closed for those tests.
The following table shows our results.
|Test||Room Temp.||Core Temp.||Difference|
The graph below shows the temperature difference between the CPU core temperature and the room temperature in each test.