Today, to test this chassis we have set our Sound Level Meter one meter away from the case.
As this can be a little confusing for people, here are various dBa ratings in with real world situations to help describe the various levels.
KitGuru noise guide
10dBA – Normal Breathing/Rustling Leaves
20-25dBA – Whisper
30dBA – High Quality Computer fan
40dBA – A Bubbling Brook, or a Refrigerator
50dBA – Normal Conversation
60dBA – Laughter
70dBA – Vacuum Cleaner or Hairdryer
80dBA – City Traffic or a Garbage Disposal
90dBA – Motorcycle or Lawnmower
100dBA – MP3 player at maximum output
110dBA – Orchestra
120dBA – Front row rock concert/Jet Engine
130dBA – Threshold of Pain
140dBA – Military Jet takeoff/Gunshot (close range)
160dBA – Instant Perforation of eardrum
At this point we were quite surprised as we were not able to obtain a reading from our sound level meter, which is rated to read down to at least 30 dB. As such we weren’t able to obtain a specific reading but can safely say this case is whisper quiet.
We turned the Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler fans back on, and measured a reading of 41 dB, but this is with both fans running at full speed.BitFenix Ghost Chassis Review,