Sound level - whistler or noise? Continued
With this measuring device we determined the noise level (dBA) of all coolers.
The results show it clearly: The cooler with the best cooling, the Swiftech MC370-0A, is also the loudest one with 57 dBA. The cheap standard cooler is a real whistler producing only 42 dBA. A good compromise would be the one from Elan Vital. This cooler offers the lowest noise level among all test candidates with 44 dBA but it provides good cooling at the same time. Another good cooler comes from Intel with 46 dBA, which is excellent, too. The following table shows the results of all coolers.