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SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 CPU Cooler - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

Using our trusted T.E.C.C. testing methods, we compare SilenX's IXC-120HA2 to all of our previously tested CPU coolers.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%      Manufacturer: SilenX

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

 

All of the buzzwords are present in the specifications list for the heatsink and the fan. For the heatsink, we see a copper base and aluminum fins to dissipate heat. Not listed on the spec list is the four U shaped, oversized (8mm) heatpipes that contact the CPU directly.

 

The fan for the SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 is 120mm and rated for 36 to 84 CFM at 900 to 1700 RPM. That is a pretty wide range for the volume of air being pushed by the iXtrema ICX-120A2 fan, and it will be interesting to see what happens on our decibel meter when cranked up to 12 volts. The fan does use Fluid Dynamic Bearings, a technology that is used to reduce acoustic levels while providing longer fan life.

 

After looking around quite a bit, I was finally able to find the cooler for sale at Acousticpc.com for 59.95. SilenX has several retail and e-tail companies that sell their products and the IXC-120HA2 is relatively new so I am sure it will not be long before their larger partners like Fry's, Newegg and Micro Center start carrying the newly released product.

 

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