SilenX Ixtrema 80 & 120 Quiet Fans


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 28/05/2006
Author: James Napier (XMS)
Hardware Acquired: SilenX


The SilenX Ixtrema range of fans are by far the quietest fans I have ever used in any machine. This coupled with the good CFM output of these fans makes them a great choice for people that enjoy silence but don't want to compromise performance.

Currently Retailing for £11.79 (80mm) and £16.97 (120mm) over at these fans are by no means cheap, especially when you consider what the cost of replacing every fan inside your case could be - it all depends on what price you put on silence I guess!

- Silent.
- Good CFM output.
- Improvement over stock fans.
- Quality look and feel.
- Both 3-Pin & 4-Pin connectors included.

- Pricey if replacing all fans in your system.
- Noise dampening plugs may not work with all cases / grills.

Editors Choice

Thanks to SilenX for providing these fans for review :)

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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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