Corsair 5000D PC Chassis Review

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Fan airflow performance

Airflow performance

On the previous page, you have been able to see the acoustics for 5V and 12V settings. We'll now place a focus on airflow and, while a totally precise measurement, I'll classify this page as somewhat subjective. But we can get a good indication of airflow per fan at each setting.


example photo of an Anemometer measuring airflow

With the help of a simple to use anemometer, we can see how airflow behaves. An anemometer is a device used for measuring the speed of the wind, and actually also is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, which means wind, and is used to describe any wind speed instrument used in meteorology. It's a relatively cheap device to get and does seem to provide pretty steady results. Each fan is measured with the anemometer positioned precisely as shown above. Now we can measure how much air the fan is sucking inwards, the value is measured in meters per second; higher is, in this metric, better of course. 



In both acoustics and airflow performance, the performance does reasonably really well. it's clear that the priority for Corsair has been acoustics while producing moderate airflow.

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