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GELID Solutions Silent5 FN-SX05-40 50mm Case Fan

  • 50mm
  • 4000 RPM 12.9 / 21.94 CFM
  • Hydro Dynamic Bearing
  • 23 dBA

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50mm Silent Case Fan

GELID Silent case fans provide additional airflow at low noise levels and affordable prices. With precisely balanced fan blades and long life Hydro Dynamic bearing, it guarantees 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.

  • newegg High Performance With the optimized fan blades, the GELID Solutions FN-SX05-40 50mm case fan delivers airflow of up to 12.9 / 21.94 CFM and static pressure of up to 2.8mmAq for impressive heat dissipation.
  • newegg Rubber Fan Mounts Included rubber mounts have been designed specifically to deal with fan-induced vibrations and are an ideal alternative to standard fan screws, stopping vibrations from the fan motor from traveling into your PC case.

Learn more about the GELID Solutions Ltd. FN-SX05-40

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Kamil F.
  • 5/29/2015 6:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little fan

Pros: - Easy install
- Good noise level for the form factor

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great little fan for my project. Still works great.

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  • John G.
  • 5/21/2015 3:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFall Far Short of Claimed Life

Pros: Great airflow and whisper quiet until they failed; very loud bearing noise at 4% of rated life.

Cons: These failed me after slightly more than a year at 4-5 hours of use per day. My original review was quite glowing but I'm not so impressed with these failing at roughly 4% of their rated MTTF (~2,000 Hours of 50,000 Hours advertised). They are set up drawing air into a warm enclosure so they've been constantly bathed in 70-75 deg F air their whole life, quite pampered compared to fans drawing warm air out in most scenarios. I was led to believe that the hydrodynamic bearing was superior in longevity but that obviously is not the case with Gelid.

Other Thoughts: I'll probably go with another brand next time; tearing into my case once a year to replace fans is unreasonable, and does get expensive.

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  • Irene C.
  • 5/12/2015 1:43:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsstarts to become noisy after 2 years

Pros: Quite and powerful when new

Cons: started making noises after 2 years. it is now unbearable and is noiser than the fan that it replaced. it seemed like it leaked oil. was used in a CCTV system running 24/7

Other Thoughts: No idea how to obtain warranty. you keep get passed around.

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  • Galen B.
  • 3/22/2015 2:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little fan

Pros: I bought several of these to cool the VRM heatsinks on the motherboards in my systems since I'm using liquid cooling for the CPU's. Once you remove the stock HSF, the VRM's no longer have any active cooling unless you again add a fan to the area. These seemed like the perfect choice after reading some reviews.

Cons: They weren't free?

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  • PowerHouze C.
  • 1/24/2015 9:32:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreally quiet for the price

Pros: really quiet
keeps my north-bridged cool on my Evga 680i
easly to install

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: my north-bridged fan die on my Evga 680i SLi so i use this fan to replace it and it work better then the previous one did. the best thing its ultra quiet and keeps the heatsink on my north-bridged cool

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  • Scott Q.
  • 12/30/2014 5:03:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent construction and quiet.

Pros: excellent construction and quiet.

Cons: None

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  • John G.
  • 5/7/2014 6:55:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance and Quality

Pros: Above average airflow for it's size, very quiet operation.

Cons: Wires aren't color coded.

Other Thoughts: I bought a pair of these as part of a cooling upgrade to my Asus CS5111 Media Center PC. Their near silent operation allows me to run them at 90% speed and still be much quieter than the stock fans at 40%. They've been the perfect solution and I couldn't ask for better performance. The low level noise produced is more of a "whirring" rather than the lower pitched hum of my old fans and is much more pleasant to be around. Highly recommended due to very high flow rate at low decibel levels. Other fans of this size may be slightly quieter, but move less than half the air that these do. I'm very satisfied that these were the right choice now that they've been in service for a while. Money well spent and cheap insurance in the form of excellent cooling for my hard drive, motherboard, and processor. As always, Newegg delivers with fast shipping and top notch support.

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  • Jack B.
  • 2/15/2014 1:58:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHigh pitched and powerful

Pros: Moves a ton of air for a fan of its size.

Cons: High pitched whine.

Other Thoughts: Strong worker, but there is a high pitched whine. After a while you might not notice it.

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  • AMY B.
  • 1/22/2014 5:22:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery quiet

Pros: quiet, cheap, easy installation

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Bought to replace my rickety PSU fan in my SX2840-01. Even though there were only 2 fan wires on the original fan its easy to figure out which 2 of the 3 wires on the GELID fan are needed. I didn't run into any issues during replacement.

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  • Richard A.
  • 9/19/2013 11:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMaybe for tivo

Pros: quiet

Cons: when used at slower speeds does not move much air.

Other Thoughts: a little slow for tivo premiere use. tivo runs 2c to 4 deg c higher.

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