- Processor: Intel Core I5 10600k
- Motherboard: ASROCK Z490 Veloctia
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX Titan X (Maxwell)
- Memory: 64 GB (2 x 32GB) kit of T-Create DDR4 3200 MHz
- Storage (OS): 1 TB Inland Premium NVMe M.2 SSD
- Cooler: Be Quiet 280 MM Pure Loop AIO Cooler
- Power Supply: ASUS 850 Watt Thor 80+ Platinum
For the Silverstone Fara R1 we decided to use an Intel-based system with the Core I5 10600k cooled by the Be Quiet Pure Loop 280 mm AIO cooler on the ASROCK Z490 Velocita. Due to the placement of the cooler, we had to settle for the Titan X as no other cards we had at hand would fit. To test temperatures in the Fara R1, 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 our 10600k and our Maxwell Titan X were left at their stock settings. The stock clock speed on the 10600k is 4.1 GHz, however, it usually boosts between 4.5 and 4.6 GHz. As for the Maxwell Titan X, its boost clock speed is 1531 MHz.
To get a load on the CPU, we used the CPU Stability Test in Aida 64 and ran it for about 30 minutes for so. . For the GPU, we ran Time Spy and used CPUID Hardware monitor to record the temperature. Our 10600k stated at an idle package temperature of 28°c. After about 30 minutes of the Aida 64 CPU stability test, we hit a max temp of only 53°c. Now if you remember, Maxwell cards ran very hot. In most cases, this exact card runs at about 88°c under load. I was surprised to see that in the Silverstone Fara R1, our Maxwell Titan X hit a max temp of only 85°c. To modern cards, that sounds very high. But for a Maxwell Titan X, it’s really not horrible. We also used our FLIR One thermal camera to take a picture of the case and where the hot spots are when the system is under load. This image was taken while running Time Spy, so the GPU was running hot. However, with its exceptional airflow, there really aren’t any specific hot spots. The heat is relatively evenly dispersed.