SilenX IXG-80HA2 ReviewRA1D - January 15, 2009
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SilenX comes through with a great looking product that provides quiet computing and impressive cooling performance. The IXG-80HA2 GPU cooler gives you that flexibility by replacing the stock cooling solution with a passive heatsink, and having to option to add the fan kit for lower temps. Either way, this cooler gives you a better choice over stock and is compatible with the latest video cards from both Nvidia and ATI.
Though the IXG-80HA2 is found on the manufacturer's website, it has not found its way on to the market yet. SilenX reports the retail price at $59.95 for the heatsink and $24.95 for the optional fan kit. That makes this the most expensive air cooling solution on the market. Many consumers may be turned off by this fact, as competitive VGA coolers can be found for much less. Also, the length of the cooler might make the removal of the PCIe power connector difficult for some.
Fantastic thermal performance along with silent operation makes it easy to endorse this cooler. SilenX has a winning design on their hands, one that supports a wide range of video cards and looks just as good as it performs. If you are in the market for an aftermaket video card cooling solution and willing to spend a few extra dollars, the SilenX IXG-80HA2 definitely should be high on your list.
- Great performance with and without fans
- HDT design
- Easy installation
- The most expensive VGA heatsink on the market
- Difficult to remove PCI-e power with cooler installed