229d GELID Releases 50 and 60 mm Silent Series Fans

GELID Solutions expanded its Silent series fan lineup, not with newer, bigger, or quieter models, but for a change, with smaller, sub-80 mm ones. It launched the Silent 5 and Silent 6, which measure 50 mm and 60 mm, respectively. Although in sizes that scare away silent-PC enthusiasts, particularly users of compact HTPC cases, GELID is betting on low-noise to drive the two products home. 

GELID Solutions expanded its Silent series fan lineup, not with newer, bigger, or quieter models, but for a change, with smaller, sub-80 mm ones. It launched the Silent 5 and Silent 6, which measure 50 mm and 60 mm, respectively. Although in sizes that scare away silent-PC enthusiasts, GELID is betting on low-noise. 

229e GELID Releases 50 and 60 mm Silent Series Fans

The Silent 5 (model: FN-SX05-40) measures 50 x 50 mm, with a thickess of 15 mm. It can spin at speeds of up to 4,000 RPM, pushing 12.9 / 21.94 CFM of air. Even at those speeds, its noise output is only as high as 23 dBA, according to the company. The fan uses standard 3-pin fan connector.

The Silent 6 (model: FN-SX06-38), on the other hand, measures 60 x 60 mm, with 15.5 mm thickness. Its top speed is lower, at 3,200 RPM, although its maximum noise output is a tiny bit higher than that of the Series 5, at 24 dBA. At its top speed, it pushes 16 / 27.2 CFM of air. Like its smaller sibling, it uses 3-pin fan connector to draw power. 

229f GELID Releases 50 and 60 mm Silent Series Fans

Both models feature Hydro Dynamic Bearings, which along with "perfectly balanced fan blades," contribute to the "silent" operation. Both models are priced at US $5 (S $6.4).