When you power your system on you’ll notice the fan light up nicely with RGB lighting. Thermaltake does not include a controller, so it is up to your motherboard’s RGB software to choose colors / effects. We had no issues getting the lighting to work on our ASUS motherboard with ASUS’s Aura Sync software.
Our CPU cooler test system is made up of the follow components…
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K
Cooling: Thermaltake UX200 SE
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X
Memory: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-2933 16GB
Storage: Samsung SSD 980
Power: be quiet! Dark Power 12
For testing we will be using AIDA64’s “CPU Package” reading for temperatures and we will also be using a RisePro sound level meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are recorded 3 inches above the top mesh of the case.
We will be comparing the UX200 SE to the following CPU coolers…
– be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2
– be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2
– Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth
– DeepCool AK620
– Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET G4 Midnight
– Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
– Noctua NH-P1
– Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler
– SilverStone Hydrogon D120 ARGB
Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop an hour after the system has been turned on. “Load 1” readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with just the “CPU” selected. “Load 2” readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability testing with both the “CPU” and “FPU” selected. Here are the results.