GELID Solutions Silent 12 PWM Case Fan

Introduction

Following on from the WING 12 UV Blue case fan that we reviewed earlier in the week, we have another of GELID’s products. This time it comes from the silent range as opposed to the gaming selection. Consequently, there should be a lot more emphasis on the noise issues with the Silent 12 PWN aiming to achieve the high accolade of ‘completely silent’. With this in mind, will performance fall away? Read on to find out more.

Company Information – GELID Solutions

GELID Solutions Ltd. is a Hong Kong based company with Swiss Management and founded in 2008 by Gebhard SCHERRER and VC TRAN. Both have worked in the PC Cooling industry for a number of years and successfully built up an IT company with their expertise. GELID designs and manufactures thermal solutions, CPU coolers, fans, and other computer hardware for both gamers and silent enthusiasts. We provide computer hardware distributors, retailers and system integrators with innovative, virtually silent, high- performance and top quality thermal solutions.

Features

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

Specification

  • Air Flow (CFM):58
  • Bearing: Hydro Dynamic
  • Bearing Cable Length (mm):500
  • Connector: 4 Pin Molex
  • Current (A):0.18
  • Dimension (mm):120 x 120 x 25
  • Fan Speed (RPM):750 – 1500
  • Noise Level (dBA):12 – 25.5
  • Safety Approvals: CE, RoHS Compliant
  • Static Pressure (mmAq):1.6
  • Voltage (V):12
  • Warranty (years):5
  • Weight (g):120

Conclusion

So there you have it, another great product from GELID. In terms of noise, it’s one of the best fans I’ve ever reviewed and it will really appeal to enthusiasts trying to achieve silent cooling.

Moreover, the cost is very low for a product of this quality and so won’t set you back much.

The only downside is the performance, still good I might add, but not as good as the GELID fans from the gamer range or other high performance fans. But then performance and silence are two very difficult things to achieve in one product and so in my opinion this is a very good attempt from new company GELID.

I would certainly recommend this product if you are looking for silent case fans as these really are dead quiet.

Pros

  • Almost silent
  • Good price point
  • Tool less installation

Cons

  • Not great performance
  • Not much style

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