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Inter-Tech F-762 Silencer – Damped Midi Tower reviewed

System Construction in the Inter-Tech F-762 Silencer

Now we come to system installation. As hardware we use a AMD Ryzen 5 1400 on a MSI B350 PC Mate with 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT grey DDR4-2666. The Scythe Shuriken 3 takes over the cooling of the processor. For the image output a GTX 1060 6GB by Gigabte AORUS is responsible. The power supply does the non-modular Berlin Pro RGB 650W with RGB fan. In order to enhance the cabling optically a little bit, single sleeved cable extensions from Phanteks.

The installation and the wiring of the test system were done quite fast and also possible with big hands. Only three spacers are installed ex works. Since you have to install most of it yourself anyway, this step could have been omitted during production. Since the threads in the tray are painted, screwing in is only possible with pliers or a special screwdriver attachment.

When selecting components, the buyer has to accept slight limitations, at least with a CPU cooler. The F-762 has a maximum space of 155 mm for this. With the graphics card, on the other hand, with a maximum possible length of 325 mm, there should be no problems with the currently available pixel accelerators. In addition, one could also place a 240 mm radiator in the front if required. This, however, limits the length of the graphics card accordingly.

On the back side there is about 20 mm space available to store numerous cables. In combination with the power supply cover, a neat overall result can be achieved. Even the additional cable extensions can be easily stowed under the cover and do not prevent the side panel from being reattached at the end. However, it becomes a bit more difficult when the SSD slots on the mainboard tray are both occupied. This partially blocks the cable bushings.

Rear – Cable management

In the case of 3.5″ devices, mounting data carriers does not require any tools and is extremely simple. All you have to do is clamp the hard disks into the plastic frame provided and slide them back into the cage. SSDs in 2.5″ format, on the other hand, require four conventional screws for mounting. The data carriers are not decoupled via the frames or the cage. If the cage is not needed or if space is to be created in the front for a radiator, this can be loosened and moved or completely removed using a knurled screw. However, the maximum possible length of the power supply unit is reduced by moving it.

mounted hard disk

Finally we come to the temperatures reached in the F-762 Silencer. During the load test, Prime95 and FurMark were carried out for 15 minutes at a room temperature of 19 °C. The test was performed at a temperature of 19 °C. Since the case comes ex works without any case fan, the test was carried out in three different scenarios. Completely without fan, with two case fans and with two case fans and without front element.

Scenario
Temperature
CPU: 50% (900 rpm)
GPU: 50%
Housing: no fan
CPU: 80 °C
GPU: 85 °C
CPU: 50% (900 rpm)
GPU: 50%
Housing: 2x Arctic P12 PWM, 50% (1000 rpm)
CPU: 69 °C
GPU: 70 °C
CPU: 50% (900 rpm)
GPU: 50%
Package: 2x Arctic P12 PWM, 50% (1000 rpm)
without front element
CPU: 55 °C
GPU: 60 °C

As you can see, both the processor and the graphics card reach relatively high temperatures in the standard configuration. However, if you install two fans, the temperature drops significantly. If you now remove the front element, even better values are achieved. From this we conclude that when buying the F-762 Silencer one should definitely add at least two case fans to the shopping cart. In addition, it is definitely noticeable that there are no ventilation slots in the front. For high-end hardware or systems that need to be overclocked, this case is not recommended.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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