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SilentiumPC Grandis 2 XE1436 Review

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Introduction


SilentiumPC was founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007, with their first product on the market being the Zephyr fan. They have since moved on from those humble beginnings to win Benchmark.pl's manufacturer of the year award in 2012. With a continued dedication to improving on and expanding their offerings of fans, CPU coolers, cases, and even power supplies, SilentiumPC has slowly grown with their dedication to quality and performance for the price leading the way. It really feels like it is only a matter of time before they expand beyond the confines of Europe. It doesn't hurt that they have accumulated many solid reviews here on TechPowerUp and from other publications as well.


In today's review, I will cover the SilentiumPC Grandis 2 XE1436. Much like its predecessor, this design is comprised of a large dual-tower, dual-fan configuration. Reminiscent of Noctua's NH-D14, it even follows through with the use of a single 140 mm and a 120 mm fan as a mismatched pair. In general, this overall design has been proven effective and efficient time and time again, which makes the Grandis 2 XE1436 following suit no surprise. In fact, it should be a contender in terms of raw performance for the price, at least on paper. Still, actual results are what matter, but before diving into that, let's take a closer look at this affordable heavyweight.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:SilentiumPC
MODEL:Grandis 2 XE1436
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (Fins)
Copper (Heat pipes & Base)
Dimensions: 130 mm x 105 mm x 159 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 6 pcs
Weight: 1030 g
FAN:Model: Sigma Pro 120 PWM
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 500 - 1600 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 46.5 (max)
Fan Noise: Not listed dBA
FAN:Model: Sigma Pro 140 PWM
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 500 - 1000 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 58.0 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: Not listed dBA
FEATURES:Dual-radiator design for massive cooling potential
Six Ø6 mm heat-pipes
220 watt TDP
Two ultra-silent PWM controlled Sigma Pro fans
Designed to fit all ATX cases at least 186 mm wide
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$51.00/€42.90
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