Power Consumption & Noise
This system is remarkably quiet; it’s easy to forget that there are serious components in there like discrete graphics. The only time we heard anything above a whisper from this rig is when it was churning through certain tests such as the SANDRA Processor Multimedia test and Aliens vs. Predator Under stress the system uttered a low whirring sound. It was a little odd because we didn’t hear the same noise during the Prime 95/Furmark test. The extra sound isn’t much, but to sensitive gamer ears it could be noticeable.