SilenX Ixtrema 80 & 120 Quiet Fans

Introduction

Introduction

With the recent popularity of Home Theatre PC's (HTPC), more and more people are looking for ways to cool down these systems with minimal noise. After all, the last thing you want whilst watching your favourite movie is for your HTPC to suddenly start sounding like a jet engine.

Enter SilenX, a privately-owned and operated company based in southern California since 1995. Since their inception, SilenX have taken it upon themselves to design and manufacture alternative solutions to some of the noisiest components found inside the modern computer system.


Packaging

Clearly designed for retail outlets, the SilenX series of fans are something you might see in some of the larger stores in the United States. However here in the UK there is an apparent lack of decent highstreet retailers - therefore the only place you are likely to be able to purchase them from is a web based retailer.


Ixtrema Packaging Ixtrema Packaging

The fans are packaged in a moulded plastic packet with cardboard backing. The fans are visible through the front of the packaging, and the 80mm Ixtrema looks somewhat like an engine from a Boeing 747!

SilenX are clearly not shy when it comes to showing off the specification of their fans. Each fan has the dBA and CFM rating displayed on the top left of the packaging. Here we can see that the 80mm Ixtrema is rated at 14dBA and manages to push 32cfm, while the 120mm version manages to push an impressive 64cfm at the same dBA.

The back of the packaging gives more in depth information on the specification of the fans, including figures such as voltage, amp and watt consumption. SilenX have also included some information on the design features of the fans such as the mounting plugs and reduced fan size, all which aid in reducing noise and improving CFM output.
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