Date: July 27th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: SilenX
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SILENX EXTREME EFFIZIO INTRODUCTION
PC enthusiasts turn to aftermarket CPU coolers for any of a number of reasons. They will likely all demand improved cooling performance, but a few will just want something quieter. Many will want both improved performance and lower decibels. This isn't all that hard to do at stock speeds but when overclocking demands more voltage, a louder fan is often tolerated for the sake of improved cooling. Silenx's Extreme Silent series coolers promise great cooling performance with a barely audible (<18 dBA) sonic footprint. We've got on e of their Effizio coolers (model EFZ-120HA4) here in the lab that Silex claims is “designed for gamers and overclockers.” Let's see if this cooler can live up to these ambitious claims.
SILENX CORPORATE PROFILE
SilenX has been a privately-owned and operated company based in southern California since 1995. There are several research and design facilities in addition to our primary warehouse facility and our renowned technical support and customer service center. Originally a high-end systems integrator for silent computers, SilenX shifted its focus to manufacturing silent PC components in 2002 and established factories in the United States, China, and Taiwan.
Our retail products are distributed in numerous countries around the world. We also have an OEM division that manufactures fans, thermal heatsink solutions and power supplies for various applications in computing, consumer electronics and other industrial uses. Our specialty is in low noise components as we have among the lowest noise cooling equipment in the industry.
Numerous awards have been won by our products in the consumer computing world for delivering a combination of the lowest noise levels without sacrificing high performance. Reviewers from around the world have praised our products for being on the forefront of the silent PC industry. Our commitment to the finest quality makes SilenX products both reliable and competitive.