Let’s summarise all the aspects of the Premier before giving out our final verdict. There are two 120mm fans on the front panel and one 120mm fan on the back panel installed which are incredibly bright with white LEDs. It would have been great if there was a button to switch on and off the LED lights on the fans but that’s asking too much at this price. The top panel contains all the IO ports including two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports, audio out and mic in ports, power and reset button, and an SD/microSD card slot. There are two mounts on the top panel for two 120mm fans, but we were successful in installing only one otherwise the top panel wouldn’t attach.
You will be able to install a GPU with a maximum length of 270mm. If your GPU is longer (up to 320mm) then you will have to remove the SSD cage. There’s no room to install radiators anywhere in the cabinet which could be an issue if you're planning an upgrade to liquid cooling. With our test rig, the CPU touched 70 degree Celsius in our Prime95 stress test. The GPU was able to reach a maximum temperature of 65 degree Celsius in our Furmark benchmarking 1080p preset. Air cooling isn’t that great on the Premier in its factory-shipped state, and only if you have intensive workloads should you consider adding more fans. In real-world tests including casual browsing and gaming CS: GO, the CPU and GPU lingered around 55-60 degree and 55 degree Celsius respectively.
The low price and good build quality compensate for the poor cooling performance and average features of the cabinet. This results in a higher overall score. We would only recommend the cabinet if you were building a PC strictly for multimedia consumption, office work, and web browsing. If you are planning to build a budget gaming system, you should skip this cabinet.
Want to modernise your banking loan application?
Build an application that analyses credit risk with #IBMCloud Pak for Data on #RedHat #OpenShift
Click here to know more
Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.
We are about leadership — the 9.9 kind Building a leading media company out of India. And, grooming new leaders for this promising industry