Test Rig & Setup
For the test platform, we went with the Intel 8700K on the Asus Maximus X Formula with Corsair Vengeance running at 3200MHz CL 15. We are running a Thermaltake Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro X64 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider being far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test. The 8700K has been delidded and liquid metal applied to be sure we get as low of temps as possible to ensure we do not have any thermal throttling issues.
NOTE: We fully update our test platforms for the most current patches same way most users would. So the detriment in storage performance is known and expected from some of the Spectre/Meltdown firmware and OS updates.
|Case Type||Dimastech Easy XL|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)|
|Motherboard||ASUS Maximus X Formula (Amazon)|
|RAM||32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)|
|CPU Cooler||Thermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)|
|Hard Drives||Corsair Force MP500 480GB NVMe (Amazon)|
Sandisk Extreme Pro 1TB NVMe
Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe (Amazon)
|Optical||LG BD-RW BH16NS40|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition|
|Monitor||ASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)|
|Case Fans||1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan|
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
|Testing PSU||Thermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 (Amazon)|
|Keyboard||Logitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)|
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