When you power your system on you’ll notice the ventilated section on the front of the case light up with RGB lighting. This lighting looks quite good, but is definitely not bright enough to light up the inside of your case.
By default this RGB section will light up with your typical Rainbow effect, but you can press the “R” button on top of the case you’ll cycle through different effects which include breathing, gradient, blink transition, scrolling, volume pulse, light blocks, and a static color. For the static color setting you can cycle through the available colors. If you hold and press the “R” button for 6 seconds it will turn the RGB lighting off. The RGB controller also has a 3-pin addressable header so you can connect it to your motherboard and control the lighting with your motherboard’s RGB software.
Here is the breakdown of the test system we use for cases.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming
Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Lexar NQ100 480GB
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2
Case: Thermaltake H700 TG
We will be using AIDA64 for temperature readings and a RisePro Sound Level Meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are taken 5 inches from the front of the case as well as from the side of the case. Keep in mind with this case the fan speeds remain the same. These are not PWM fans so even when we put full load on the system the fans will not ramp up like other cases.
Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop after the system has been on for 1 hour. Load readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with both the CPU and GPU selected. First up we have our temperatures for both the CPU and GPU.
And for our noise levels…