The Coolermaster Sphere

8.0 Overall Score
Innovation: 8/10
Performance: 7/10
Quality: 9/10

Testing

Testing was done by booting the computer after one full hour of cool down.

Testing the CM Sphere’s idle temperature was done by stopping all processes while preventing the computer from going into sleep mode, turning Speedstep and C1E off and recording the average temperature using Core Temp and Speedfan. Testing at load was done via a full Prime95 Torture run.

The test system is as follows:

  • CPU – Intel Xeon LGA775 3060 @2.4GHz (1.25v)
  • Motherboard – Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
  • RAM – 2 x 1GB DDR2-800 Buffalo FireStix
  • GFX – Foxconn 8800GTX Stock Clock
  • Storage – Western Digital Raptor 150GB
  • Optical – Lite-On 16X DVD+/-RW with Lightscribe

The ambient temperature was kept at 70°F.

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