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Old 28-03-14, 11:22 AM
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Cooler Master Nepton 280L Review



Having seen what the 140XL could do we thought we'd summon up its big brother and see if the Nepton 280L could top the Cooling charts


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No idea if I missed it, but I don't recall seeing anything about sound levels.

How loud is that assembly?
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Old 28-03-14, 12:18 PM
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great review, its nice to see a really well performing coolermaster AIO on the market
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Good job coolermaster. Nice to see how much of an improvement over the seidons they've made.
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Great review! Just wish I had a case that would take a 280 rad I'd love to push this FX4100 past 4.4Ghz until the lid popped off, gives me a reason to buy a new one.
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No idea if I missed it, but I don't recall seeing anything about sound levels.

How loud is that assembly?
Depends on what fans you use
The orginal fan noise is listed on the front page of the review in the specs
"Fan Noise Level (dB-A) *21~39 dBA"

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Depends on what fans you use
The orginal fan noise is listed on the front page of the review in the specs
"Fan Noise Level (dB-A) *21~39 dBA"

Doesn't help to make comparisons with other AIO coolers though
Constructor specs are one thing, real life emissions are the other.
Some quiet fans are not so quiet in the end. Hence my question.

Having my computer next to my desk, with the top in the open, sound levels perceived will be higher than if the case was under the desk. Meaning a balanced H100i is still not quiet enough for home cinema purposes.
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We talk about the noise levels towards the end of the second paragraph in the conclusion. The Nepton, like a good many other AIOs is quite noisy at the full 12V we perform all our stress testing at, but no where near as noisy as the Antec Kuhler1250 for example. In reality if you were to use an AIO you would probably balance the speed with the level of desired cooling.
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