Cryorig R1 Ultimate: Fan Noise Measurements
As per request from many members of the enthusiast community, Benchmark Reviews has added noise measurements to our CPU cooler testing methodology. Each test is conducted in a noise isolated room, during the night time to avoid any minor disturbances caused by normal daytime activities near our location. Our base ambient temperature was measured at 15 dB for each of our tests. Noise was measured using a Brüel & Kjær type 2225 sound level meter located at 1 meter from the fan/fans. Fans were placed so that the axis of rotation of the fan is perpendicular to our line of measurement. For our dual fan noise measurements, fans were placed in series (facing each other) with a 10 cm gap between them. All fans were tested at 12 Volts.
The fans included with the Cryorig R1 Ultimate have the model number XF-140. This same model is available for purchase for $16.99 (Newegg). Cryorig also adds the option to use a Cryorig XT-140 slim profile fan (Newegg) as a third fan for the Cryorig R1 Ultimate. Having 140 mm fans allows the Cryorig R1 to gain the lead in terms of noise, only beaten by the Yate Loon D14SM-12 which is another 140 mm low-rpm fan.
Introducing a second fan causes the score of the Cryorig XF140 fans to drop to third place behind both Yate Loon contenders in this test. The Cryorig XF140 still manages to steal the show by beating any other included fan of all the tested coolers in both of our noise tests. I hope that by know, It is clear why the Yate Loon D12SM and D14SM are extremely common among the enthusiast community.