SilenX fans - AVOID!

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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:57 pm

had a silenX fan that i bought as a replacement for my cpu heatsink and it initially didnt work but after i heated up the probe with a lighter and reinstalled it, it worked for about a month then its rpms slowly diminished over a 3 day period and the only way to get it to spin is to actually stick the probe directly in a lighters flame. never going to buy one form them again
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:18 pm

Go Noctua - quite and worth the money.
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:45 am

I'm still using my tricools on high and a few of these: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... &CatId=802 where the tricools have died.

**** loud but I been rocking 5+ years now, also I'm not supposed to be able to hear out of my right ear anyhow so I put the case on that side...
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:10 am

Same thing here. I bought a SilentX heatsink/fan and the fan seized up after about 2 months. Luckily my Phenom II 550 BE ran cool enough so it didn't fry before I noticed it.
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:54 pm

A_Pickle wrote:Instead, I went with the Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E case fan. 120mm, very quiet, moves plenty of air. $16.99. I think I'm gonna give the Enermax UC-12EB 120mm fans, though. $9.99 apiece with a magnetic bearing and blades removable for cleaning.


Scythe has replaced their S-Flex line with the Kama Flow 2 line, which supposedly has Enhanced fluid-dynamic bearings that improve on the (already good) S-Flex FDBs. Scythe's Gentle Typhoon fans are also very good.

As for SilenX, I have exactly one, a 60mm I got for my media extender. I'm not impressed. The startup voltage was high, considering the low RPM, and so it didn't work for me. I had to remove it and put in something else. I have not heard good things about their reliability from others, either.
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:27 pm

OK, so since this thread has turned into a 'recommended 120mm fan' thread, I want to put two quiet fans on a HyperMaster 212+ to get some additional cooling on my oc'd i2600k. What would be the best option for the money? A couple of Slip Stream Kaze Juni 800 or 1200rpm fans would be about the right price and seem like they would be quite quiet. The Karma Flex and Karma Flow fans are twice the price and seem much noisier, would they be worth the money? Is there a better option?
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:05 pm

Plazmodeus wrote:OK, so since this thread has turned into a 'recommended 120mm fan' thread, I want to put two quiet fans on a HyperMaster 212+ to get some additional cooling on my oc'd i2600k. What would be the best option for the money? A couple of Slip Stream Kaze Juni 800 or 1200rpm fans would be about the right price and seem like they would be quite quiet. The Karma Flex and Karma Flow fans are twice the price and seem much noisier, would they be worth the money? Is there a better option?


The Slipstreams are sleeve-bearing, and probably will not have the longevity of the Kama Flow 2 fans.
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Re: SilenX fans - AVOID!

Postposted on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:55 pm

Sleeve bearing fans are the last one I would use on a heatsink if I could help it. Always go with a ball bearing or fluid bearing fan, takes a long time for them to wear out. I have some panaflo fluid bearing fans that are 10 years old and still going strong.
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