Review: Corsair 2500X



We’ve updated our test protocol in order to test the qualities of our cases. We’ll be evaluating the performance of the various models according to three criteria:

  • Insulation
  • Original ventilation noise
  • Air flow

Here, the configuration changes; you’ll find the details below. As for software, the CPU will run on PowerMax, while the graphics card will run on Furmark, both simultaneously. Note that CPU ventilation is forced to 50%, while graphics card ventilation will run at 50%.

In addition, in order to limit temperature variations linked to frequency/consumption variations, we clip the graphics card curve at 1800 MHz, the original boost frequency of the ASUS RTX 3050 Strix.

A warm-up period of 8 to 9 minutes is applied before two 2-minute averaging sessions. The tests are run one after the other, uninterrupted, so as to observe variations in component temperature as a function of case fan speeds. A delta is then applied: component temperature subtracted from ambient temperature.

To add ventilation, we chose to integrate two Riing 14 red fans from Thermaltake. Both are located at the bottom of the case in the intake section. Alternatively, a Fractal Silent Series R2 fan is added to the side of the motherboard in suction.

Configuration :
    • Motherboard: MSI B350i Pro AC
    • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X
    • Graphics card: ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3050
    • CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12A
    • Power supply: Silverstone SX750