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Nice option for a 38mm thick case fan

A Review On: SilenX IXP-76-18 Case Fan

SilenX IXP-76-18 Case Fan

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BigMack70
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Pros: Moves a good amount of air even at low RPMs

Cons: Much louder than 18 dba at full power

I have four of these fans in my CM Storm trooper case (2x front intake, 2x side intake) and I'm very pleased with them. I have them hooked up to a sunbeam fan controller and at half power they still move decent air but are incredibly quiet.

At full power, they are definitely loud... to my ear they sound more like 30 dba than 18. However, they're not so-loud-it's-unbearable... they're just loud enough that you should make sure you either have a fan controller or a low noise adapter; you would not want to run these things 24/7 at full power. Definitely nowhere near the headache inducing levels of some of the noisier fans out there though (Scythe Ultra Kaze / Delta fans / Tornado fans).

I was looking for other 38mm thick fans to replace some Scythe Ultra Kaze fans that I was not pleased with (those Scythe fans are clicky, too loud, and don't move that much more air than these). Have now had these silenX fans for a month and they're not clicky at all - definitely recommended if you have a fan controller/low-noise adapter and want a 38mm thick case fan that has a very good CFM to noise ratio or if you want to turn your case into a wind tunnel without giving yourself an instant headache.

Would be 5/5 if they could actually hit their target noise level. They lose 1/5 points for deceptive marketing... these are not 18 DB fans. They're also a tiny bit expensive but they are nicer than the Ultra Kaze fans that were slightly cheaper.

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