EVGA CL28 AIO Watercooling Review

Noise Performance

EVGA CL28 Review 

Noise Performance

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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26-05-2017, 05:06:36


26-05-2017, 05:48:55

Since the fans somewhat blow the air sidewards (JTC did testing with with liquid ice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2rkH4G-hs ). How did it perform with your standart vardar fans?Quote

26-05-2017, 12:15:26

Does the video answer the question? IMHO no it does not. JTC does like the sound of his own voice. Cool video though. Quote

29-05-2017, 09:00:41

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Tom, any chance of adding nzxt x52 results into the graph? Thanks for including the x62 btw. Really helpful Take care Quote

05-06-2017, 12:18:29

Just had an email to say I have won the 280 one, well chuffed with that Quote

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