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SilenX Effizio 80mm and 140mm Fan Review

BluePanda    -   September 19, 2011
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Testing:

The SilenX EFFIZIO 80mm and 140mm fans were put to the test. Using OCCT, I threw all the heat my case full of hardware could give to these fans with their infamous Power Supply Test. After a solid thirty minute run with a near max out on my GPU temps, I’m confident that I couldn’t produce any more heat, at least without fire. HW Monitor brought the results together by providing me with temperatures for my CPU, motherboard, HDDs, and GPUs.

With an attempt to keep our electric bill down our ambient room temperature started a bit high at 29 degrees Celsius, further showing how much air theses fans can or cannot move. The tests were run when the case had completely returned to idle temperatures after several hours to avoid any excessively preheated components affecting the results.

Since the main objective for the SilenX EFFIZIOs was to provide great cooling with limited sound output the 140mm fans were run on high and compared subjectively. The 80mm EFFIZIO is controlled by a thermistor and was listened to at different temperatures as well.

Testing Setup for 140mm:

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.6 GHz
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
  • Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 Redline
  • Video Card: Diamond 4870x2 2GB
  • PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
  • Hard Drives: 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
  • Optical Drive: N/A
  • Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Black Edition
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

 

Testing Setup for 80mm:

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 2.8 GHz
  • Motherboard: ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A
  • Memory: 4GB Wintec AMPX DDR2 800
  • Video Card: MSI N250GTS
  • PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 400W
  • Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3
  • Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
  • Case: Silverstone LC13B-E
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

 

Comparison Fans:

  • Cooler Master’s BC 140mm LED Blue Fan
  • LOGISYS Computer LT400RD 80mm Red LED Case Fan

 

The results of the 140mm and 80mm fan tests were rather surprising. I knew the stock/cheap fans I have been running aren’t the best, but I didn’t think I would see any change going to a silent style fan. I’ve always branded them as slow, low airflow, and useless. But I have to hand it to SilenX, these fans aren’t half bad. The temperatures for the stock fans at idle and load are provided along with the idle and load temperatures for the SilenX fans.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: SilenX 140mm SilenX Effizio Fan
  5. Testing: 80mm SilenX Effizio Fan
  6. Conclusion
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