Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

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TESTING

System Configuration:

Measurement and Analysis Tools

System temperatures and noise levels were recorded with SpeedFan and GPU-Z at idle and on load using CPUBurn (K7 setting) and FurMark, an OpenGL benchmarking and stability testing utility.

Baseline Noise

Stock Fan Noise Level
Fan
SPL @1m (dBA)
5V
7V
9V
12V
Rear
<11
15
18
22~23
Front (upper)
<11
14~15
17
21~22
Front (lower)
<11
14
17
22
Combined
12~13
17
21~22
26~27
Measuring mic positioned 1m at diagonal angle left/front of case.

Cases often ship with fans that produce different levels of noise which makes running them all off the same fan controller undesirable. The Deep Silence 1 doesn't suffer from this problem; all its fans were well-matched. At various voltages, the larger 140 mm rear fan generated a similar level of noise as the 120 mm models at the front. The combined noise level of the three was moderate, 26~27 dBA@1m at full speed. The fan controller's minimum setting was approximately equivalent to 5V, so the stock fans can be conveniently turned down to an almost inaudible 12~13 dBA@1m.

The three fans also shared a similar pleasant acoustic character. They did suffer from slight tonality but only at close proximity. Boxed up inside the case, they sounded very smooth and unobtrusive.



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