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I am looking into grabbing a Silverstone Heligon HE01 cooler which comes with Silverstone FHP 141 Fan

The manufacturer's website rates is at 43.5 db max, but many reviews rate it at around 60 db at max rpm? Who is right?
Does anyone own this cooler or the fan? Is it really loud?
post #2 of 6
I have this fan that came with my HE01 cooler...its Very loud on Peformance mode when running prime95...louder than my GPU fans on max RPM...however it does has Quiet mode that severely reduces noise but still audible when under CPU load....It pushes alot of air as a noticable tradeoff even at Quiet mode.

Its completely silent at 1000RPM with fans PWM Bios settings are set to the lowest

which I have it running at Level 1 with a target temperature of 45C which the fan speed increases once CPU temps reaches above 45C
Edited by Roaches - 6/29/13 at 2:02pm
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I actually bought this fan yesterday and am fairly pleased with it. Here are my descriptions of its noise:

500-1000rpm- quieter than my Noctua NF P14s (near silent) at 500rpm but can be heard slightly at 1000rpm, in a fully enclosed case (my case is fully meshed on both sides....lol) I doubt it will be audible
1000- 1500rpm- loud but could be tolerable for some. 1200rpm loud as my Noctua NF P14s and my NF F12 at full (Silverstone pushes a lot more air but Noctuas sound nicer). At 1500 it is loud but not as loud as my Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000rpm at full.
1500-2000rpm- very loud, louder than my Kaze. (My GPU fan is however still the loudest component at full)

At 2000rpm vs the Kaze and the Silverstone, the Silverstone pushes far more air and the force feels a lot stronger.

I recorded this with a crappy iphone approximately 50cm away with the fans outside, hopefully this will give you an idea (the phone makes both fans sound louder though)

Ultra Kaze 2000rpm
http://picosong.com/RCyH/

Silverstone FHP 141 2000rpm
http://picosong.com/RCyM/

smile.gif
Edited by Wumbologist - 6/29/13 at 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by Wumbologist View Post

I actually bought this fan yesterday and am fairly pleased with it. Here are my descriptions of its noise:

500-1000rpm- quieter than my Noctua NF P14s (near silent) at 500rpm but can be heard slightly at 1000rpm, in a fully enclosed case (my case is fully meshed on both sides....lol) I doubt it will be audible
1000- 1500rpm- loud but could be tolerable for some. 1200rpm loud as my Noctua NF P14s and my NF F12 at full (Silverstone pushes a lot more air but Noctuas sound nicer). At 1500 it is loud but not as loud as my Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000rpm at full.
1500-2000rpm- very loud, louder than my Kaze. (My GPU fan is however still the loudest component at full)

At 2000rpm vs the Kaze and the Silverstone, the Silverstone pushes far more air and the force feels a lot stronger.

I recorded this with a crappy iphone approximately 50cm away with the fans outside, hopefully this will give you an idea (the phone makes both fans sound louder though)

Ultra Kaze 2000rpm
http://picosong.com/RCyH/

Silverstone FHP 141 2000rpm
http://picosong.com/RCyM/

smile.gif

Wow, thanks so much for those recordings. Really helped me lol. These are loud heh. + rep

Since these are PWM controllable, I guess its possible to set them to go into max rpm only during load while playing games etc. Are they still audible over your game audio etc?

My case is a Silverstone fortress ft02b (which has sound dapmening foam on both sides, dont know how effective it will be, if at all) and about 70cm from me. At the moment I am deciding between Silverstone Heligon HE01 and Noctua NH d14. The silverstone is about a couple degrees cooler according to xbitlabs but the noise levels are scaring me a bit heh.
Edited by Rooki3 - 6/29/13 at 7:18pm
post #5 of 6
No problem. So long as it is in Q mode (500-1200rpm) I think you should be fine. Though if you are worried about noise I'd just go with the D14, my Noctua fans have a much more pleasant sound at max speed, you can only really hear the sound of the air rushing.
post #6 of 6
By all accounts, the Noctua isn't quite as loud. I have the HE01 myself, and run the fan in performance mode as needed. The fan is loud by computer standards, but not so much so that you will hear it over game noises or music in performance mode. In quiet mode, it's very quiet.

The main advantage of the HE01 is that its asymmetrical design doesn't interfere with RAM slots, and it generally costs a little less than the Noctua or the Phanteks dual-tower coolers.

You'd probably be happy with either cooler. They perform at essentially the same level, and rival an H100's performance. The only real drawback to the HE01 is that it doesn't seem to be as commonly used as the NH-D14 or the Phanteks, so it's harder to find real-world performance information for it.
Edited by jsc1973 - 7/1/13 at 10:27am
     
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