Joystiq has recently rated the fan noise of the Xbox 360 in comparison of other consoles and computers (and one loud clunky refrigerator). Here is was their observation:
You know those car freaks that can identify the make and model of a vehicle simply by listening to the rumble of the engine? The Xbox 360 makes such aural feats easy for us gamefreaks because, well, the sucker is loud.
Hereâ€™s how the Xbox 360 ranks in terms of noise output versus the other fan-cooled devices in the apartment.
- Old, clunky refrigerator
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 2 (fat version, not slim-line)
- Panasonic PT-AE700U projector
- Xbox 360 power supply
- IBM T42p (Laptop)
- Dell Latitude C610 (Laptop)
- iBook G4 (Laptop)
We donâ€™t have an original Xbox to test it against, or we would. Water-cooling mod, anyone?