The fan on the old Silencers barely moved any air and the GPUs back then were rated about about a quarter the power output of today's furnaces. These radial blowers are vastly more effective for airflow. I also had a few of those old Silencer fans have bearings get noisy even though they were touted to have a "ceramic bearing" of amazing longevity.
The looks are fine. Frosted plastic and blue are their idea of making you feel cold lol. It's really not a whole lot different than the old Silencers other than the frosted look. At least these companies have stopped competing on who can have the most garish anime-inspired sticker.
Last edited by swaaye; Jul 14, 2011 at 07:14 PM.