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Cooling SilenX Fans

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IanJackson, 14 Aug 2007.

  1. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    Hey guys! I have heard these fans are pretty good on the performance/dba scale. Tell me if anyone has had these before and if they really do produce 90 CFM at only 18 dba!:jawdrop: Ill bewaiting for replies!!! O and here is the link ---> http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaprofans.asp?sku=ixp-76-18

    Thanks, Ace:D
     
  2. CollinstheClown

    CollinstheClown Hi

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    Lol, I have a fan that pushes 220CFM at 60dba! :) (At the same size, 120m x 38mm)

    Dunno about those fans though.




    -CollinstheClown
     
  3. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    nice what brand fan?
     
  4. tm36usa

    tm36usa New Member

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    The fan itself is quiet, but the air it moves makes alot of noise. I bought a 120mm SilenX fan and returned it because of that.
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    My past experience with SilenX fans has been quite positive. But make sure they're well isolated (rubber mounts or something) so you don't get any vibrations from the case.
     
  6. Koolpc

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    SilenX are over rated. Noctua fans are awesome
     
  7. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    ok thanks for repies i thinki might try some like firehed said with some rubber mounting! thanks again!:clap:
     
  8. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    SilenX fans are crap. Overpriced, barely push any air at all, and not as silent as they should be. Nexus are the benchmark for quiet 12cm fans and they do rather pwn. Noctua are fairly good case fans but don't use one on a CPU, as they get absolutely obliterated by any obstruction whatsoever.
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    prolly delta.
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12tfexhisp.html
    they are noisy... but perfect in a push pull config on a thermalright heatsink for insane cooling during timely limited overclocking sessions.
     
  10. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I will jump on the THEY ARE TOTALLY CR@P WAGON.

    I bought 4 :waah: and they were all terrible. Everyone of them plagued by motor noise with the slightest of undervolting. I dont know how they get their rating since when I held them next to a Sycthe Fan (48CFM) I could feel more air coming frm the Sycthe fan.

    Stay away from them !
     
  11. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    SilenX tell lies. Big whoppers. More realistic figures for that fan would be 50cfm, 30dBA.

    On the slower IXTREMA PRO IXP-74-11 model
    And one reason gullible people think SilenX fans are great - it's been on the internets:
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ha! this should be a sticky! Hype-busters!

    (Next ep.- about the high prices for water pumps...)
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    I have 5 of them (120mm) personally. It all depends on what your level of expectations are. Do they doctor or even possibly lie about their CFM to dB rating? Yes.
     
  14. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    :eyebrow: ehhhh is that not what everyone but Delta has in mind?
     
  15. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    :hehe:
     
  16. CollinstheClown

    CollinstheClown Hi

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    Yup, it's louder then my hairdryer. It can hover a little bit though!




    -CollinstheClown
     
  17. Koolpc

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    Using Noctua. Awesome
     
  18. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Scythe X-flex are excellent fans. Delta fans are great and they have a huge variety of CFM ratings.
     
  19. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    ok lets vote on favorite fans!!!:D I like acryans for flair and panaflos are good also Thats what bill uses!
     
  20. Bbq.of.DooM

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    SilenX is not 16db / 5843078753704875 cfm. It's 16db at lowest starting voltage and whatever cfm at 12v. You're looking at closer to 35 db.

    I like Yate Loon's. They're cheap.
     
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