Alphacool Eisbaer LT 240 Review

Noise Testing

Alphacool Eisbaer LT 240 Review


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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Most Recent Comments

20-02-2018, 11:52:00

Great review!
From the photo of the g1/4 fittings on the end tanks, it looks like it might be a hard time, without the use of a rigid threaded extension to clear the fans, to add larger outer diameter fittings on there without running into the fans?Quote

21-02-2018, 02:26:59

Nevermind, I was wrongQuote

21-02-2018, 15:21:37

Layer Cakes
Fantastic review. More AIOs need to use g1/4" fittings imo. Just like how it's great to be able to use an old 2 in 1 as just a monitor.

Does anyone else think that the quick disconnects are a massive eye sore though?Quote

25-02-2018, 03:17:44

Shadow of chaos
Any chance of testing the 360mm one?

Extreme versions coming soon too, wonder how they will turn out.Quote

26-02-2018, 02:14:41

Looks like it's the old Fractal Design Kelvin models rebranded, except they changed the radiator type (used to be nexXxos)Quote

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