So many dirty things about this post. First of all, who posts such a long positive rant about SilenX for their first post on this forum?
Obviously, I do. And the reason I did is because there seemed to be a lot of anti-SilenX talk when, to me, SilenX seems to be as good as any other out there.
Second, how can you state X(exaggerated) number of fan failures without pointing out any specific ones and immediately jumping to "SilenX" did it right!
I'm not trying to say SilenX is the best. I'm just not sure they deserve such hate. Most of the fans I've had fail were fans that came as part of some other purchase, including fans that came with some of the cases I've used, as well as several stock video card fans from both ATI and nVidia vendors.
Third you act like only SilenX has premium fans. THERE ARE TONS OF GOOD PREMIUM FANS OUT THERE, See a) Noctua b) Nexus c) Scythe on and on. Also to note these fans will tend to be quieter than the so-called SilenX premium.
I disagree on the TONS OF GOOD PREMIUM FANS OUT THERE piece. They are all pretty sad, due to the markets emphasis on cost above all. Though technically, I haven't tried Noctua or Nexus fans. I'll check them out on my next upgrade.
And there's nothing special about fan thickness or screwless grommets.
I disagree on this to an extent as well. The last time I was looking for a thin fan to fit in a tight space, the options were severly limited. And I rarely ever see fans sold with the screwless grommets, though perhaps if I searched harder, I could find the screwless grommets sold separately?
I especially love how you generalize that all other fan makers just get cheap fans and decorate them. I'd love to see what some of the better fan makers think of your completely incorrect comment.
If you read it again, you'll see that I'm suggesting that's probably what SilenX does.
Overall I'm rather disgusted someone(who may or may not be related to SilenX) is still posting completely bs marketing pretending to be a real poster.
Whatever. When I bought from SilenX, I was specifically looking for quiet fans, and SilenX appeared to be the only company with a line focusing on quiet operation. I tried them out, buying several fans from them, and they didn't disappoint. Perhaps there is nothing special about SilenX either, but I don't see why people interested in this site would throw so much hate towards a PC fan company that at least is *trying* to cater to the needs of the silent PC community. No one else is.