Test System Setup
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.
As we started things off in the stock set of tests, we found the loop was idling right around 26 degrees with the fans limited. With the pump reporting 2080RPM, once we turned on the test and waited it out, we were left grinning at the 46.5 degree result that takes top honors in our charts.
We left the pump spinning at full speed, but this time we turned up the power to the fans as we applied the overclock. Of course, with Speed Step active, the 27.25 degree idle temperature is of little surprise, but once we set the testing loose on this cooler, we found our surprise.
Not only did the Pure Performance Kit 240LT top the stock charts, but when it came to overclocking, this kit beat the next competitor by a full degree with its 66.5 degree result average. Now you can see what we were alluding too way earlier in their review, as Phobya has a good handle on what it takes to come up with a winning product.
Noise Level Results
With the fans spinning at only 1055RPM with the 7.5 Volts of power we apply for the stock testing, we were pleased to find the fans almost inaudible, as the meter displayed 26dB from one foot away from the back of the radiator.
We actually got these fans to spin at 1544RPM when supplied with 12 Volts of power, but even with them going slightly better than the rated full speed, we found the 43 dB of noise coming from the test system to be very tolerable. This is especially true considering what most AIOs sound like, and as we just saw, they cannot compete with this kits performance in thermals either.
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