NZXT S340 Elite Review

September 29, 2016 // 12:53 p.m.

Tags: #atx #chassis #mid-tower #nzxt #nzxt-s340-elite-review

Cooling Performance

For cases capable of housing ATX or larger motherboards, we use our standard ATX case test kit, which includes:
We disable the motherboard's onboard CPU fan control and all CPU power management features. The CPU fan is fixed at 7V with an adaptor while the graphics card fan is locked at 70 percent speed using MSI Afterburner. The system is loaded using Prime95 25.11 and Unigine's Heaven 4.0 benchmark. We use Core Temp and GPU-Z to monitor the temperatures, taking the maximum values after 15 minutes - enough time for the readings to plateau.

Case Performance - CPU Delta T

Difference over ambient

  • Lian Li PC-D888 (8 x 120mm fans; max speed)
  • In Win 509 (140mm rear fan)
  • SilverStone Primera PM01
  • SilverStone Raven RVX01
  • NZXT S340 Elite
  • Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
  • Lian Li PC-D888 (8 x 120mm fans; min speed)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (inverted ATX)
  • In Win 303
  • No case - open test bench
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (max speed)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (max speed)
  • In Win 805 Review
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (max speed)
  • Corsair Carbide Series 400C
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (med speed)
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (min speed)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (min speed)
  • BitFenix Pandora ATX
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (max speed)
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (med speed)
  • BitFenix Nova
  • In Win 509 (stock - no fans)
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (min speed)
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (med speed)
  • Lian Li PC-D888
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (min speed)
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°C (Lower Is Better)
  • CPU delta T

Case Performance - GPU Delta T

Difference over ambient

  • Lian Li PC-D888 (8 x 120mm fans; max speed)
  • SilverStone Primera PM01
  • Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
  • No case - open test bench
  • NZXT S340 Elite
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (max speed)
  • SilverStone Raven RVX01
  • In Win 303
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (med speed)
  • Lian Li PC-D888 (8 x 120mm fans; min speed)
  • Lian Li PC-D888
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (max speed)
  • In Win 509 (140mm rear fan)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (inverted ATX)
  • Corsair Carbide Series 600C (min speed)
  • In Win 509 (stock - no fans)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (max speed)
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (max speed)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (min speed)
  • In Win 805 Review
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (med speed)
  • BitFenix Pandora ATX
  • Corsair Carbide Series 400C
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (med speed)
  • Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 (min speed)
  • BitFenix Nova
  • Phanteks Eclipse P400S (min speed)
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0
10
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°C (Lower Is Better)
  • GPU delta T

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