Additional ventilation takes the form of a Thermaltake Riing 14 and a Silverstone 120 slim fan, positioned respectively in front of the CPU ventriad and the graphics card.
CPU airflow, original and completed ventilation:
We start first with the temperature of our CPU. We keep the front and the top of our test case. Let’s see if the airflow is sufficient for the good cooling of the Ryzen 7 1700X.
As we said on the second page, the case does not have fans by default… This is a shame for a model called ” airflow “. As a result, in “12V”, let’s say in stock configuration, the temperatures are not good. On our processor, we read more than 75°C. The addition of a mill blowing on the motherboard allows gains of madness since we fall to 52.5 ° C.
If you are interested in this model, you should not hesitate to buy a pack of additional fans to bring some fresh air to your configuration.
CPU airflow original ventilation without front panel or top :
In order to ascertain the limiting factor in the story (and how much), we remove the top as well as the front of the case. The goal here is to show the raw performance of the integrated fan.
By removing the front panel, the CPU breathes much better, as we can see, we then go from 75.6°C to about 60 degrees. Without basic ventilation, the case tends to either keep the heat in well, or it’s the ventirad fan that doesn’t draw enough coolness. In either case, it is the processor that suffers.
GPU airflow, original ventilation then completed :
We repeat the operation, but with measurements made on the graphics card. Here, we test with original ventilation and completed ventilation.
The least we can say is that our graphics card has bad memories of its test session in the 2000D Airflow. By default, our card hits 95°C. However, it should be remembered that this is a so-called ” blower ” model and that its fan does not allow fresh air to be drawn through the mesh wall. Certainly a card equipped with two or even three axial fans would fare better.
On the other hand, the addition of a slim fan right in front of it allows it to drastically reduce its temperatures. This fresh air intake allows to stabilize its temperature at 68°C, phew! If, like us, you are using an old reference card, you should not hesitate to add fans just in front of the card… Even if it is a more recent model.
Note, however, that if your card occupies three slots, adding a fan may be complicated.
GPU airflow original ventilation without front panel ortop:
We redo the same test, but remove the front panel and top of the case. Let’s see how this will affect the temperatures of the card.
Removing the front panel allows the case to breathe a little better. This can be felt on the temperatures which stabilize around 89°C.
Here we simply measure the noise emitted by our config when running the CPU cooling and GPU cooling very fast.
Of course, the mesh is clearly not a good sound insulator, the proof is that we have 60 dB on this test. We are also very close to the noise emitted by our configuration on the bench.
Noise of the original ventilation:
This time, we measure the noise emitted by the original ventilation of the case. For this, the configuration runs in idle mode ( CPU and GPU fans at minimum) while the readings are taken successively at 5V, 8V and 12V on the case fan.
Of course, without fans, we can only take one reading. Moreover, we only read 30.5 dB when the machine is running at rest.
Corsair should have renamed its 2000D case to simply 2000D, because by default, there are no fans. If you want to find a standard fan, you’ll have to look at the RGB version which benefits from AF120 RGB Slim mounted on the front.
We strongly advise you to opt for a fan pack when buying this case. By default, the situation is quite catastrophic between the CPU and the graphics card. On the other hand, after adding two fans, it is much better and the components breathe. You just have to know where to position the fan.