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Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming XTC700 CPU Air Cooler Review

  1. About the Gigabyte XCF700…
  2. Design Overview
  3. Installation Process and Motherboard Clearance
  4. How its tested??
  5. Temperature Readouts and Observations
  6. Thermal Paste Spread and Conclusion
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Test Setup

It gives me great pleasure every time I put up a review. It’s always good to appreciate the support that the manufacturers give from time-to-time to review their own products and others on behalf of the readers. Thanks to companies such as Asus, Gigabyte, Kingston, WD and Coolermaster who give me hardware support by updating my test rig no strings attached. Thumbs up to these guys! I would like to thank

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT motherboard
  • Kingston Taiwan for providing hardware support with memory kits and SSD drive.
  • WD India for providing WD 300GB HLFS Velociraptor Hard Drive.
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for: Gigabyte XTC700 CPU air cooler
MB+ Processor Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT (F6 BIOS) + Intel 4790K Processor
Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII
Primary OS drive SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD+ WD Red 3TB NAS Drive
Power Supply Cooler master GM450
Chassis Lian Li A70F Full Tower PC Case

Pre-Testing setup

Turbo: off

EIST and other power saving features: off

Thermal Controls: off

Thermal Paste

I’ve used Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste (Pea Method) System kept on idle for 30 minutes before testing to record minimum temperatures. I did not use the provided thermal paste as all the CPU coolers were tested with the NT1, and hence wanted to use the same for comparable results. The test is done in closed case setup with case’s ambient temperature (recorded via Temperature probe) of 37 degrees with erratic +/- 1-2 degrees fluctuation.

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About Roshan Ashraf Shaikh

A fan of computer systems, components, peripherals and phones. Co-incidentally the owner of Hardware BBQ and Dawn of Tech

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