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ID-Cooling SE 214X CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 26, 2015 5:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ID-Cooling

Test System Setup

 

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I would first like to thank ASUS, InWin, Patriot and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with.

 

To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for that information.

 

 

Thermal Results

 

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With only one fan cooling the tower, at idle, we saw an average of 26.5 degrees, and a second fan dropped that another degree at idle. As for the loaded conditions, we find the SE 214X as shipped delivered a 53 degree average. Having a second fan running at the same speed only brought the temperature down 0.5 degrees.

 

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Allowing the fan to do its thing at maximum potential for the overclocked runs, we saw the idle temperature rose only 0.25 degrees from stock testing, and when loaded the SE 214X gives us a 76 degree average in all testing. For those looking into that second fan, for these runs, the best we saw was 74.25 degrees, slightly less than a 2 degree advantage.

 

 

Noise Level Results

 

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While the noise level is not all that bad with the fans spinning at 1300 RPM for the stock testing, looking to other coolers in this range, we come right back to the be quiet! Pure Rock that delivered a lot of the same as this offered, but does it with much less noise involved.

 

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Allowing the fan to run full speed does not fare any better for ID-Cooling. With the fans now running at 1875 RPM, we were hearing 51 db of noise from the cooler. While not horrible, it is average at best.

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