Fractal Design Celsius S24 & S36 AIO Review

Noise Performance

Fractal Design Celsius S24 & S36 AIO 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.  

Fractal Design Celsius S24 & S36 AIO Review  

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Most Recent Comments

10-05-2017, 15:14:13

Very nice. Love the fact that it uses "real" fittings to add to the aesthetics.

Shame it says warranty void on the fittings though. Fans don't excite me much either. Other than that though yeah man, bang on !

Ta for the review.Quote

10-05-2017, 15:28:16

Is it really £115 for the 360mm radiator? That is great value.Quote

10-05-2017, 15:29:45

Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Is it really £115 for the 360mm radiator? That is great value.
It is. Add res and GPU block and you've got a capable yet cheap loop Quote

10-05-2017, 15:35:25

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It is. Add res and GPU block and you've got a capable yet cheap loop
Risky flow rate with all that though :/Quote

10-05-2017, 18:01:13

Might just buy the S36. I'm a FD fanboy and these are beautiful AIOs... Ooooh the temptation is real

edit: Not available yet in the USQuote

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