Enermax introduced T.B.Silence, a new series of case fans that are available in sizes of 80mm, 92mm, 120mm and 140mm. These fans feature an aluminium reinforced structure and "Twister" bearing technology. Prices start at around 4.99EUR for the 80mm model.
The perception of the noise level may be subjective, but it is – besides performance – one of the most discussed topics in international hardware forums. With T.B.Silence, Enermax has developed a product which exactly meets the desires of PC enthusiasts: a powerful and reliable fan (with a minimum 100,000 hours MTBF), which works stably, silently and at the same time, cost effectively.
On Silent (Bat)Wings
T.B.Silence adopts the distinctive batwings style blades of other Twister fan series. The special shape increases the airflow rate by 20 per cent without an audible difference. Another Enermax patented innovation is the three-piece frame. The aluminium reinforced structure not only reduces the vibration, but also improves the cooling performance due to the punched air intakes at the side. They provide an additional fresh air supply. At a constant speed of just 900RPM, the 12cm version reaches a considerable air flow rate of 71.54m³/h. During the development of the 14cm model, Enermax product managers drew inspiration from a completely different field of application: at an even lower speed of 750RPM, the powerful turbine blades achieve optimal cooling performance, while retaining their silent operation.
Twister Bearing Technology: The Brilliant Idea behind “Air Cooling by Enermax“
The “Twister” bearing is Enermax’s main ingredient in its recipe for success in the fan market. The smart technology not only ensures smooth fan rotation and long lifetime, but also reduces the noise level significantly. A small metal ball inside the rotor becomes magnetised and holds the fan blades in place on the shaft. That way, Enermax keeps the contact area and friction to a minimum. Furthermore, the bearing sleeve is made from a self-lubricating nano material, which prevents the loss of lubricant and guarantees a long lifetime of at least 100,000 hours MTBF. The other positive side effect of the patented Twister Bearing Technology is that the blades are detachable and can very easily be cleaned of dust.
T.B.Silence is available now starting from just 4.99 Euro (8cm model, MSRP incl. VAT in Euro countries). The fan series includes all popular sizes including 8cm, 9cm, 12cm and 14cm.