Test bed:

  • AMD Athlon 64 (Winchester) @ 2.7Ghz (1.6V Vcore)
  • MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum
  • 2X 512MB PDP 3200 XBLK+
  • Powercolour X800XT PE
  • Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 80GB SATA
  • Coolermaster Stacker Case (With side panel closed)
  • Coolermaster Mini Aquagate R80
  • Coolermaster Mini Aquagate R120

The testing method was similar to the last review. Once the system is booted
up, an Idle temperature was recorded. Then, 2 instance of Prime95 was launched,
1 with Large FFT torture test, and another with Small FFT torture test. Both
tests were allowed to run for 20mins, and the Max temperatures were recorded.

Like the 80mm version, Coolermaster again kept their promise of a really
quiet fan. At 21.3dbA for the lowest fan setting, I could barely hear anything.
The Max fan speed was specified at 35.7dbA, which is slightly audible.

Idle Test:

Idle test Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R120 Review

Temperatures were pretty similar to the R80 brother. But nevertheless, the
temperatures were still impressive for such a product.

 

Full Load Test:

full load test Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R120 Review

The Aquagate Mini R120 had shown it’s power over here. With a full 2
degree drop over it’s smaller brother, and yet be slightly quieter. The Aquagate
Mini R120 shines when there’s a higher heatload, mainly due to the much larger
radiator.