Xilence Xilent Blade Pro CPU Cooler Review

Testing
The following system was used in testing:

Case: NZXT Tempest
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz
CPU cooling:
– Masscool 8W553
SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2
Thermaltake DuOrb
Titan Cool Idol
Cooler Master GeminII S
Cooler Master Sphere
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Zalman CNPS9300 AT
Vantec AeroFlow FX 92
Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
– Xilence Xilent Blade Pro
Video Card: XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition

Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by using four instances of Prime95. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.

CPU Cooler
Idle
Load
Masscool 8W553
46C
70C
SilenX iXtrema – Low
45C
69C
SilenX iXtrema – High
44C
66C
SilenX iXtrema – 2x Fans
44C
64C
Thermaltake DuOrb
47C
67C
Titan Cool Idol – Low
45C
62C
Titan Cool Idol – High
44C
59C
Cooler Master Sphere
46C
61C
Cooler Master Hyper 212
44C
54C
Zalman CNPS9300 AT
41C
55C
Vantec AeroFlow FX 92
46C
60C
Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
43C
58C
Xilence Xilent Blade Pro
47C
61C

While I was highly expecting some rather high load temperatures after getting the rather high 47C in idle mode I was lucky to find that the test only resulted in a max temperature of 61C. While this is about the average load temperature (average is ~62C) for the CPU coolers we’ve reviewed the idle temperature is 2C higher than the average, 45C, for all of the CPU coolers we’ve tested.

Conclusion
While Xilence isn’t English speaking based brand I was still surprised to find their translations the best out of most of the foreign based companies. While this doesn’t really matter I still think it’s nice to know. While Xilence isn’t quite the known brand over here in the U.S. they still have a full line of cooling products with many different applications. The Xilence Xilent Blade Pro is a well designed CPU cooler as everything seems to have a purpose. While it’s not readily available in the U.S. I did manage to find it at a U.S. based company online for about $45. Overall I believe this CPU cooler is a reliable and efficient CPU cooler. Think Computers awards the Xilence Xilent Blade Pro CPU Cooler a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Multi-socket support
– Detailed installation manual & easy to install
– PWM fan
– Average load temperatures

Cons:
– Could be a problem for upper mounted motherboard cases
– Higher than average idle temperatures
– Hard to find in the U.S.