Silverstone FARA B1 Mid-Tower Case Review

Temperature Testing

Test System

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
  • Motherboard: ASUS X470 Tuf Gaming
  • Graphics Card: ASUS Tuf Gaming RX 5600 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB (2 x 8GB) kit of G. Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz CAS 16
  • Storage (OS): 500 GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
  • Cooler:  Swiftech H240 X3 AIO Cooler
  • Power Supply: Seasonic 850 Watt 80+ Gold

top down fara b1

For more budget-oriented cases such as the Silverstone Fara B1, I’d generally use an air cooler. However, as I mentioned earlier, the few that I owned were almost too tall to install in the Fara B1. So I opted for an AIO cooler. Specifically, the Swiftech H240 X3, a 240 mm AIO cooler. To test temperatures in the Fara B1, we record CPU and GPU temperatures at idle and under load. To record an idle temp, we simply boot the computer and record the idle temp after 30 to 45 minutes. As for load temps, both the CPU, out 2700x, and the GPU, the TUF 5600xt were left at their stock settings. For the 2700x used in testing, it usually runs at a solid 4.1 GHz but can boost as high as 4.3 GHz at times. For the 5600xt, it generally runs around 1724-1728 Mhz.

fara B1 temps

To get a load on the CPU, we used several runs of Cinebench R15. For the GPU, we run Furmark simply because it gives us a temperature at the end of the benchmark. For the CPU, our 2700x idles around 33°c. After a few runs of Cinebench R15, we recorded a max temperature of 62°. For our TUF 5600xt, we recorded an idle temp of 41°c and a max temp under load in Furmark of 69°c. The previous case this exact system sat in was the In Win 101c and the temps are all within the margin of error territory. For example, in the In Win 101c, load CPU temps were 63°c on the CPU and 68°c on the GPU.  Just below is a thermal image of our system in the Fara B1 after about 12 hours of running idle. You can see the hottest spots are over the GPU, but heat is being dissipated out the back of the case.

Fara B1 thermal image