SilenX Ixtrema 80 & 120 Quiet Fans



Painted in colour I can only describe as gun-metal, and with the looks of a Jet engine the Ixtrema fans look like they mean business.

Ixtrema 80mm Ixtrema 120mm

Ixtrema 80mm Ixtrema 120mm

Ixtrema 80mm & 120mm

Each fan comes with a 3-pin fan cable, which is capable of sending fan speed information to your motherboard. Also included in the pack is a 3pin to 4pin converter, 4 standard fan screws and 4 rubber fan plugs that can be used in place of the screws to dampen vibrations.

80mm In Case

Unfortunately my Silverstone TJ05 didn't have any space for an 80mm fan, so I thought it might be a good idea to put the fan to use on my heavily overclocked G.Skill memory, which was hitting 44oc and giving me a few stability issues. After a bit of messing around, I found some screws long enough to bolt it on to the holes in my Swiftech waterblock. The Ixtrema made an amazing difference to the temperature, as you can see on the next page.

120mm Installed

120mm Installed 120mm Installed

As you can see from the pictures above, the 120mm Ixtrema could easily be installed using the standard fan screws, however, in order to use the vibration dampening plugs I was required to remove the fan grill as the plugs were too short.
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Most Recent Comments

30-05-2006, 07:07:50

Silence is golden, but gold always comes with a hefty price tag.

If you are looking to silence your machine, are the SilenX Ixtrema series of fans worth your money?

See the Review HereQuote

30-05-2006, 07:15:59

WC Annihilus
nicely done man Quote

30-05-2006, 07:28:36

Please note that Page #1 currently has problems. I'm just performing a restore from Sunday's backups Quote

30-05-2006, 07:30:32

WC Annihilus
O wow, it's even worse than it was before... Quote

30-05-2006, 07:44:57

Review is taken down while XMS repairs the reviewQuote

30-05-2006, 09:11:38


30-05-2006, 09:25:18

still no linkQuote

30-05-2006, 09:28:56


30-05-2006, 10:49:46

~14dBA at full speed? That's quiet - My 99p 120mm ebuyer ones are in the low-mid 30s!

Good review Quote

30-05-2006, 11:04:12

Its worth noting the the Xtreme Performance (38mm) ones that are not featured in the review are a fair bit louder Quote

30-05-2006, 13:19:19

Dam they nice. Could do with one to replace the jet-engine/****cmf fans i have. But £16 for a fan is way out for me .Quote

30-05-2006, 14:24:13

Nice review man, I enjoyed it. Those are some nice lookin fans, too.

You should try and get some Yate Loon 120MM fan's, people love them!!


30-05-2006, 14:29:31

Originally Posted by NickS

You should try and get some Yate Loon 120MM fan's, people love them!!

Yeah i might try and see if we can test some of those out - i've heard good things about them too.Quote

30-05-2006, 14:56:36

you know if those Ixtrema's come in 92mm? I could really use one for my case...Quote

30-05-2006, 15:02:39

Originally Posted by name='MeltedDuron'
you know if those Ixtrema's come in 92mm? I could really use one for my case...
They do indeed, and Specialtech sell them Quote

30-05-2006, 17:03:07

Thanks for the review, I'll be sure to look into them when upgrading my cooling systemQuote

30-05-2006, 21:12:48

looks like good fans but no way they will come to my "backwater" country Quote

31-05-2006, 03:21:49

SpecialTech would most likely send them mate Quote

31-05-2006, 12:32:33

they would but the price is abit out of my range so will go with cheaper fans.Quote

06-03-2007, 14:27:37

I know you dont like to bring back old threads but this is a good one. Especially now the fans are less $$

Excellent review XMS, probably one of the first that I have read that is accurate.

And they are not just quiet but very well made.Quote

06-03-2007, 14:56:38

My silverstone fans move barely nothing and make nothing but noise lol.Quote

06-03-2007, 15:37:08

Beware of the deeper fans tho. They shift air for sure, but they can be noisy at fullQuote

06-03-2007, 15:40:15

Think ill deffo replace in intake 120mm, does feck allQuote

09-03-2010, 05:55:22

Thanks for the review mate.Quote

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