Date: October 24th, 2003
Article by: Roger (Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: SilenX
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
80mm x 80mm x 25mm
Fan Swept Forward Fan Blade Design
Smoother, Thinner Fan Blades
Highly Efficient Hypro Bearings
Temperature Controlled Fan Speed Fan
Vibration Isolation Mounts
Fan Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 25mm
Fan Input: 12V/1.2W
Fan Speed: 1400/2400 RPM
Air Flow: 18/28 CFM
Noise Level: 11.8/14.4 dBA
Three Pin Connector
Four Pin Connector
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
The fans come tightly wrapped in a small bag. A 4 pin molex adapter is nearly folded and wrapped in its own bag with four gold coloured fan screws.
A closer look allows you to see the probe for the built in thermistor which controls the fan speed depending on the case temperature. Sadly, you have no real way of controlling this feature. Still, for those without fan controllers, this is a fantastic feature. Why have the fan running at full RPMs when it doesn't have to.
You can see in these shots, that the fan includes 4 vibration isolation mounts. The same mounts are used with the SilenX power supply units, and they add that much more control over vibrations and noise. Excellent!
SilenX also proudly proclaims that these fans use a new design which allows them to push through more air in a quieter fashion.
"One of the quietest fans available on the market based on unique hypro bearings. These are not only quiet, but generate more airflow than other fans in its class. With smoother, thinner fan fins, swept blade design and a built in thermistor to control the fan speed accordingly to temperature, Panaflos and Pabst can't touch it!"
Well, we'll just have to see about that, won't we.