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Maingear EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler Review - Noise Level Results

Maingear partners with CoolIT and offers their customers the EPIC 180; a perfect solution to fit their needs while delivering top notch results!

| CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 6, 2011 7:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Maingear

Noise Level Results

 

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While these results show the EPIC 180 in the middle of the pack, there have been a literal ton of new "silent" coolers that have hit the market. The 44 dB rating we got at idle is expected considering radiators do add to the overall noise of the fans attached to them. While I could hear the unit if I was within a couple of feet of it on the open air system, it wasn't the loudest fans that I have running in my office.

 

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Once I gave the EPIC 180 twelve volts to the fan, noise levels did pick up a bit to the 60 dB level. One thing going for this unit is that it gets built into an internal section of the chassis, so these sound levels will be more muffled once in the RV01 chassis and the door is shut. The way it draws in from the bottom and blows into the hard drive bay area, you don't even get the exhaust noise associated with other AIO coolers coming directly out of the chassis.

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