On paper the Silent Wings 4 High Speed certainly boasts some hefty specs. Hitting a peak of 2,500rpm, this model offers a massive claimed 3.96mm H2O static pressure, in part thanks to small blade-tip clearances, while a six-pole motor and fluid-dynamic bearing reduce vibration and noise. The fans come with easy-to-use push-pin corner clips for mounting in cases, with separate clips for use with coolers and radiators. However, there’s no RGB lighting here.
be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed performance
Befiting the company name, these fans are very quiet – the second quietest we’ve tested, despite them also hitting a massive 2.6m/sec in airflow at maximum speed. That airflow speed is second only to the monstrous and deafening Phanteks T30. This gives the Silent Wings 4 HS the third best efficiency we’ve tested. It also managed the lowest noise at 1,000rpm, but it did slip down the airflow table here to 0.76m/sec, while the Phanteks T30 was only slightly louder and managed 0.9m/sec.
Still, the Silent Wings 4 High Speed beat the Phanteks in efficiency, and was a match for the Deepcool FC120, while it topped the chart in all three noise-normalized tests.
be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed pros and cons
- Great airflow-to-noise ratio
- Good sound quality
- Decent top-speed airflow
- Average airflow at 1,000rpm
- No RGB lighting
be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed specs
The be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed specs list is:
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be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed price
These fans are premium but offer class-leading performance for both noise and airflow, making them a clear winner it performance matters most to you.
Price: Expect to pay $30 / £30
be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed review conclusion
With superb high-speed airflow, excellent efficiency at all speeds, and great sound quality, be quiet! has done a fantastic job of making the Silent Wings 4 High Speed attractive for any situation. It won’t be cheap to kit out a PC case or large radiators, but if you want great airflow and static pressure with low noise, it’s worth every penny. So good is the be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed, it makes it onto our best PC fan list.
be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed rating
This 140mm PC case fan provides fantastic efficiency, airflow and low noise, but it’s not cheap.