Test SetupCPU – Intel i7 4770k
Motherboard – ASUS Z97-K
Memory – Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz
Graphics – ASUS GTX 770
Cooler – Thermalright Macho Zero Storage – Corsair Neutron 128GB PSU – Corsair AX760
Thermal performance is judged on four factors overall; the idle temperature at stock and overclocked speeds as well as the loaded temperatures at stock and loaded speeds. During the testing, whether that be the idle or loaded testing, the system is either in idle or full load for a duration of five minutes before any readings are taken. The average temperature across all four cores is then noted down and used as the results. All room temperatures are recorded beforehand as well as during the test to ensure that the delta temperature is as accurate as possible.