beQuiet Silent Loop 360mm AIO Watercooling Review

Noise Testing

be quiet Silent Loop 360 Review  

Noise Testing

Manufacturers will always give a dB(A) level for their systems or fans.  The problem is, that although protocols exist that attempt to standardise the how this figure is obtained, there's still a degree of subjectivity in it with regards to one manufacturer vs another.  For a long time we've been looking for a more objective way to measure and record the noise of cooling systems.  As much as we'd like them we simply we simply don't have the facilities to undertake fully scientific testing in an acoustically silent room.  We have though come up with a solution that will enable us to gather noise measurements so that the various systems can be related to each other. It's inevitable that our readings will differ wildly from the manufacturers, however, and perhaps more importantly, our measurement will have been gathered in exactly the same way, and as such are directly comparable to each other.  The figures below were obtained using our meter, and we from the inside of the case at the level of the GPU.  All other case fans were turned off, and the GPU fan was not spinning. 

 

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01-09-2017, 16:56:36

AngryGoldfish
I'm not sure what BeQuiet are aiming for with these coolers. They're very quiet, well-made, and attractive (minus the tubing), but they perform too far behind the competition, even ones almost as quiet or as quiet. I'm really interested in BeQuiet products and will read the full review if I have time, but it seems that performance is still not there.Quote

02-09-2017, 07:29:33

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I'm not sure what BeQuiet are aiming for with these coolers. They're very quiet, well-made, and attractive (minus the tubing), but they perform too far behind the competition, even ones almost as quiet or as quiet. I'm really interested in BeQuiet products and will read the full review if I have time, but it seems that performance is still not there.
I've read the review and what you've said is pretty much what's happened. I'd hazard a guess that my H100i that is £50 less, and only has a 240mm radiator would perform the same if not better. It is a shame because BeQuiet make some great air coolers. I wish their Liquid Coolers would be at the same standardQuote

05-09-2017, 05:48:08

kitomano
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
I've read the review and what you've said is pretty much what's happened. I'd hazard a guess that my H100i that is £50 less, and only has a 240mm radiator would perform the same if not better. It is a shame because BeQuiet make some great air coolers. I wish their Liquid Coolers would be at the same standard
Yea, judging from experience, the H100i definitely will perform better.Quote
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