GELID Solutions Ltd

Unit 704 B, Sunbeam Centre

27 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

 

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SILENT 8

Features: 

  •         ● Silent Operation
  •         ● Optimized Fan Blades
  •         ● High Airflow & High Static Pressure
  •         ● Rubber Fan Mounts
  •         ● Long Lifetime (50’000 h MTTF at 40°C)
  •         ● 5 Years Warranty

 

Description

Silent 8 (FN-SX08-16)

80mm Silent Case Fan

 

Designed for Silent enthusiasts GELID Silent case fans provide additional airflow without increasing noise levels and at affordable prices. Precisely balanced fan blades and long life Hydro Dynamic bearing guarantee ultra low noise. To add to the silence fan mounts replace traditional screws and are made of high quality, temperature resistant, extra long lasting rubber and stop vibrations from the fan motor from traveling into your PC case.

 

MSRP: USD 7 / Euro 3.10

Awards

Awards





Januar / 2010: Dexgo.com


“Der erste Lüfter vom Newcomer GELID Solutions, der Silent 12, ist ein guter Einstiegslüfter. Die Verpackung ist rationell und der Lieferumfang zufriedenstellend. Trotz der recht hohen Anlaufspannung von knapp 5,5 Volt läuft der Silent 12 mit sehr wenig Umdrehungen pro Minute, ebenfalls ist ein Sleeve in dieser günstigen Preisklasse nicht alltäglich. Des Weiteren ist das Klangbild akzeptabel, jedoch ist er einen Tick zu brummig, wodurch der Lüfter unnötig in Schwingungen gesetzt wird. Für einen Straßenpreis von zirka sechs Euro erhält der Käufer einen guten und leisen Lüfter, dem aber das letzte Etwas fehlt.”




September / 2009:  Tech-Xtreme.com


“The Silent 12 is our third product from GELID Solutions now and once again, I am very impressed with the build quality, performance and overall ability to cool your computer by a considerable amount.  We also have the Wing 12 from the gamer range of GELID Solutions product range so we will soon be able to see which one performs best. The Silent 12 only costs around £5 so a very good buy for a fan which can reduce your computers temperature by at least 4/5 degrees. If you need a case fan that performs well when your system gets that little bit too hot then the Silent 12 Case fan from GELID Solutions if a great choice.”




August / 2009: Coolingtechnique.com


“Gli unici “nei” vanno ricondotti al non raggiugimento dei 1500rpm di specifica, ma in questi casi si da il 10% politico, ed  allo scarto improvviso del motore che passa dai 6,2db dei 7v ai 14.3db degli 8v senza avere una linearità, caratteristica peculiare delle ventole con motori a sfregamento fluido(FDB/fluid dynamic bearing). Nel complesso la Gelid silent 12 si dimostra essere un prodotto con un rapporto prestazioni/costo(che ricordo essere di soli 7€ iva inclusa) decisamente favorevole e con un range di utilizzo piuttosto flessibile, si adatta sia che voi vogliate un sistema silenzioso sia che puntiate alle performance pure grazie agli oltre 60CFM forniti a +12v ed a un pressione statica di 1,08mmH2o.”




July / 2009: Hardware Magazine


“Nous avons particulièrement apprécié ces produits dont la qualité de fabrication ne souffre d’aucun défaut et qui présentent un rapport performances/bruit parmi les meilleurs. Pour ne rien gâcher, ils sont livrés de série avec des supports de fixation en caoutchouc. Les produits GELID Solutions sont, enfin, très abordables, à peine 5 euros les modèles de 120 mm ! En sus des gammes normales et autorégulées par PWM, GELID Solutions propose une variante autorégulée par une sonde de température de ses ventilateurs.”




May / 2009: Hoc.hu


“E rövid cikk végére érve azt kell mondanom, hogy a GELID termékek pozitív értelemben okoztak meglepetést. Komoly, valóban igényes darabokkal találkoztam. A felturbózott siklócsapágy és a hagyományostól kissé eltérő folyadékos megoldás mind a két ventilátor típusnak jót tett. A termékeket így az első próba alapján mindenképpen az ajánlott kategóriába sorolom. Persze a puding próbája az evés, a ventilátoroké pedig a tartós használat, így arról ennyi idő után nem tudok nyilatkozni, hogy a csapágyazás mennyire fogja az idő próbáját kiállni. Az azonban mindenképpen biztató, hogy a drágább ventilátorokon és a processzorhűtőn öt év garanciát jelölt a gyártó.”




February / 2009: Topreviewshop.com


“The GELID Silent 12 fan is an inexpensive and well designed fan that fits well with the needs of those aiming for quiet cooling solutions for their PC. Although the performance is not outstanding, the noise levels produced by the fan are certainly impressive. At 1000 rpm the fan produces much less noise than generic fans, and will rival other more expensive fans on the market. With a couple of nice features thrown in – a sleeved cable, rubber mounts and a 5 year warranty – I would have no problem recommending the Silent 12 fan to anyone.”




January / 2009: PC-waves.com


“The GELID Silent 12 fan is an cheap, efficient and reliable product aiming silent computing enthusiasts. The fan doesn’t come with a lot of accessories, but for about 4.2 Euros (5.8 USD) it comes with a long 500mm sleeved cable and rubber mounts which help eliminate vibrations.”




Dezember / 2008: Overclockingstation.de

“GELID Solutions ist es gelungen mit Ihrer Lüfterserie gute Produkte auf den Markt zu bringen. Gut hat uns das mitgelieferte Zubehör gefallen und auch der Preis bewegt sich in einem für die Qualität der Produkte angemessenen Rahmen. In Verarbeitung und den Laufeigenschaften stehen sie der Konkurenz in nichts nach.”




November / 2008: Ap0calypse.com


“Overall I am impressed with both the Silent and Gamer Wing series of fans. Both are very well built and the performance is very good. The rubber mounts are easy to install and take up any vibration that could lead to increased noise. When it comes to price, GELID Solutions scores again with both series of fans offering good performance and a very reasonable price. In our books GELID Solutions Silent series and Gamer Wing series of fans are both Ap0c Appr0ved !”






October / 2008: Modreactor.com


“GELID Solutions Silent/ TC and PWM Series are definitely a nice line of fans. Quiet and in the same time effective. There are options for thermal control and Pulse Width Modulation control. You also get to choose between 80mm, 92mm and 120mm size of the fans, with abilities proportional to their size (with no loss of quality). The only thing I didn’t like was their colour. My personal opinion white blades do not look nice in motion. Still in any other aspect GELID fans are product that wouldn’t disappoint any of you that had obtained for your love for peace and quiet.”




October / 2008: Mikhailtech.com


“The fans performed wonderful. The temperature probes worked as advertised and they weren’t stuck like we saw at a Zerotherm CPU cooler. They were also silent, for people that want to put silence in front of the looks. I also recommend them because of their low price and high quality. Also,all the cables are sleeved and you won’t make a mess in your case when installing them.”




October / 2008: XtremeSystems.org


“For a new player on the market GELID delivers a solid product. GELID promises low noise and surely delivers. The Silent 8 has about the same sound characteristic as the Nexus, but is quieter. The ticking produced by the Silent 12TC/PWM is no problem when the fan is installed with the included rubber fan mounts and inaudible in a closed case. The PWM function works very well with on the used motherboards (not too slow). The TC Fan is very well suited as outtake fan. The price of the fans is the best part. Compared to the competitors the fans are outright cheap.”




October / 2008: Dreamwarecomputers.com


“GELID certainly has made an impressive entry into the fan market with what I have seen here today. Looking at both ends of the spectrum; silence and performance, both lines from them have great design and performance. I was very pleased at how silent the “Silent” series was and the Wing series also left me in surprise by being quieter than I would have expected for a higher performing fan. The only thing missing? More North American distributors! That will come with time though, keep in mind GELID is still a fairly new company!”




September / 2008: Moddingbase.de


“Der “GELID Solutions Silent 12″ hat mich von vorne bis hinten überzeugt, gravierende und damit erwähnenswerte Mängel konnte auch nach ausgiebigen Tests nicht entdeckt werden. Verpackung, Lieferumfang und Verarbeitung sind für ein Produkt, das ca. 4,17 EUR kosten wird mehr als perfekt! Ich kann den Lüfter nur wärmstens empfehlen.”


Bewertung: 


6/6 Sternen fuer
 
Produkt, 

Zubehör, 

Leistung, 

Optik, 

Preis und Qualit

ät 


Gesamt:


Bei dem Produkt gibs wirklich nichts zu meckern.

 





September / 2008: Technews.lt


“Ko gero pagrindinė šios ap�valgos išvada būtų ta, jog papildoma korpuso ventiliacija gali turėti labai didelę įtaką visų kompiuterio komponentų temperatūroje, todėl tikrai rekomenduoju pasirūpinti bent jau vienu papildomu šiltą orą iš korpuso ištraukiančiu ventiliatoriumi. Bet visgi nenukrypkime nuo pagrindinės ap�valgos temos. GELID Silent 12 ventiliatoriai, kaip rodo testų rezultatai, gali pakankamai efektyviai pasirūpinti korpuso ventiliacija ir kartu stipriai nepadidinti bendro triukšmo lygio. Aušintuvai pagaminti kokybiškai, jiems suteikiama 5 metų garantija, kartu pridedami ir guminiai tvirtinimo laikikliai. Didelis privalumas yra tas, jog pirkėjai gali rinktis iš trijų skirtingų ventiliatorių modelių. Kokius modelius rinktis iš tiesų priklauso nuo kiekvieno �mogaus poreikių. Man asmeniškai labiausiai patiko PWM modelis, kadangi jis, kada tik pageidaujate gali veikti maksimaliomis apsukomis. TC modelis turėtų patikti tiems, kurių pagrindinės plokštės turi ribotas galimybes valdyti aušintuvų apsukas, o korpuse da�nai būna aukšta temperatūra. Paprasčiausias (tiesa, ir pigiausias) Silent 12 modelis galės tiesiog ramiai dirbti įmontuotas korpuse. PWM modelis kainuoja 7 eurus, TC – 7.20, o įprastinis modelis – 4.17 euro.”




September / 2008: PCMHZ.com


“Ventilatoarele GELID din seria Silent s-au dovedit câştigătoare în majoritatea privinţelor. Fie că este vorba de performanţele termice care sunt la nivelul altor produse de top realizate de producători cu ani grei de experienţă, fie că ne interesează aspectul vizual cu care putem impresiona prietenii la un LAN Party sau urmărim obţinerea unui sistem silenţios, GELID au reuşit să fie din prima clipă unul dintre pretendenţii la coroana producătorilor de soluţii de răcire pentru calculatoare.”





August / 2008: Hardwarelabs.de


“GELID Solutions konnte mit ihren frischen Lüftermodellen überzeugen. Das Know-How und gute Ideen haben zu einer wirklich guten Lüfterkollektion geführt. Jeder wird hier fündig: ob es nur ein Lüfter für den heimischen Bürorechner, ein Lüfter für den Server oder den High-End-Computer sein soll. Die Lüfter sind neben den von uns getesteten 120mm Varianten auch in 80 & 92mm erhältlich. Jeder Lüfter wird mit Vibrationsdämpfern zur Befestigung ausgeliefert, und ist mit einer Kabelummantelung ausgestattet. Und das ganze bei Preisen die sich sehen lassen können: Für knappe 4,20 Euro erhält man den Silent 12, für 7,00 Euro den Silent 12PWM und für 7,20 Euro den Silent 12TC. Faire Preise, vorallem wenn man die 5 Jahre Garantie bedenkt, die GELID auf alle ihre Lüfter gewährt. Aufgrund der guten Leistung und des absolut fairen Preises, verleihen wir den Lüftern der GELID Silent-Serie den Best Price Award.”





August / 2008: Hardwarebistro.com


“Overall Gelid Solutions Wing and Silent series fans are great features and high quality cooling fan especially GELID Wing is really outstanding with its silent operation with great performance. There are available in 80, 92 and 120mm. For the pricing, Gelid Solutions Wing and Silent are not really expensive if you compare the price at Amazon, however it will be expensive for most of the end users expect those hardcore users. If you would like to get these fans as the CPU cooling fan for certain supported heatsink which be much reasonable rather than just purchase them for normal case fan usage unless money is not an issue for you.”
Manual

Manual

Please download manual here.

Specification

Specification

*INCLUDED:4 Rubber Fan Mounts
Air Flow (CFM/CMH):20.72
Bearing:Hydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm):500
Connector:3 Pin Molex
Current (A):0.08
Dimension of Fan (mm):80 x 80 x 25
Fan Speed (RPM):1600
Noise Level (dBA):18.9
Safety Approvals:CE, RoHS Compliant
Static Pressure (mmH2O):1.05
Voltage (V):12
Warranty (years):5
Weight (g):66