Be Quiet! SilentWings 3 Fans Finally Available Separately

By Published August 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm

German manufacturer Be Quiet! has released its latest line of ultra-quiet fans – the SilentWings 3, first found in the Dark Base 900 that we saw at Computex. Be Quiet! is a company whose name backs most product roll-outs, as representative Christoph Katzer explained to us. The company focuses heavily on build quality and silence, and the new SilentWings 3 fans have been redesigned with fluid-dynamic bearings, now using brass cores and seven blades that have a funnel-shaped design. The frame is rubberized to enable a reported near-inaudible sound level – according to Be Quiet!, the 120mm model produces 16.4 decibels and the 140mm model 15.5 decibels. To put that into perspective, someone whispering is about 30 decibels. The rubberized design also reduces vibration levels to further mitigate noise.

We looked at Be Quiet!'s Dark Base 900 PC case at Computex and were impressed. The SilentWings 3 fans debuted in the DB900, about 3 months prior to launch individually, so owners of the DB900 are already equipped with the new fans.


Be Quiet! promises a lifespan of 300,000 hours for the SilentWings 3 fans. They are available in two sizes (120mm and 140mm), with a 3-pin and PWM variant to choose between. The 120mm version costs $21.90/£18.99/€22.50 and the 140mm variant costs $22.90/£19.99/€23.50.

- Scott Minkoff.

Last modified on August 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

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