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Date: November 24th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Silverstone
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING



Since the NT06 Evolution ships without a fan, for this review I'll be using the SilverStone FM121 fan kit. It's widely available online, retails for around $16 US and…



…includes a fan speed controller that fits in a spare 3.5-inch bay. Full features and specifications can be seen HERE , but the fan has a speed range of 800-2400 RPM with a maximum airflow of just over 110 CFM. This fan should be more than up to the task at hand. Let's get all this in the test mule and see how it performs.


Our testbed for this review consists of the following hardware:

  • DFI P35-T2RL Blood-Iron Motherboard

  • Intel Q6600 Kentsfield Core2Quad CPU

  • Western Digital WD800 hard drive

  • Western Digital WD6400 hard drive

  • Samsung SH-S203N DVD writer

  • Buffalo Firestix DDR2 RAM (2 X 1GB)

  • EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card

  • Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU



The first order of business is to get the backplate on the board and the mounting brackets on the cooler.



The long screws go through the mobo and are held in place by the brass standoffs and the board is protected by plastic washers. On the Intel platform, the cooler can be oriented in any of four directions to provide the best cooling for the particular application. After some thermal paste is applied…

 

 


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