Today to test the acoustical performance of this chassis we have set our Pyle Digital Sound Level Meter PSPL03 one meter away from the case.
We measured only noise from the case, by disabling all other system fans.
As this can be a little confusing for people, here are various dBa ratings 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
The Corsair Vengeance C70 certainly isn’t the quietest case on the market, measuring around 37 dBa with the fans running. We would swap these fans out for silent models from BeQuiet! as the sound proofing of this chassis is poor.