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FiercePC Imperial Stormer Gaming PC with Custom Water-Cooling Loop

We measure acoustics performance using an iPhone app called Decibel10, measuring the background noise with the PC off, when idle, and when running 3dMark

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


When you first turn on the FiercePC Imperial Stormer, there is a swishing sound as the pump kicks into action.

But that’s generally the loudest sound you’ll hear from it. At idle, the machine is whisper-quiet, and when under load, although the sound of the fans is noticeable, it’s still only quite subtle, with the water cooling loop barely breaking into a sweat.

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