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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Lol.

Exactly who do you think is manufacturing your case fans?


Yes, there are other reasons why case fans are more expensive than box fans, but labor isn't one of them.
My case fans were built in Japan and Austria.
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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by RaBidRaBit View Post
Economy of scale for one, and price is determined by what the market will bear.

More people buy box fans than buy high end computer fans (economy of scale).

Plus, geeks will pay extra for a fan that does what they want it to do (what the market will bear). There isn't really such a beast as a high-end box fan. lol
can you link me what "a high-end box fan" is please?
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can you link me what "a high-end box fan" is please?
Had you read my post for effect you would have seen that I said "There isn't really such a beast."
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post #34 of 46
IMO, it's a matter of niche market. Most people who buy anything other than a base line cheap case fan are DIY enthusiasts. They know that enthusiasts will dump some money into their project. Therefore, they charge accordingly.
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When you look at industrial fans aimed at things like servers, they cost something like $10 in quantities of 1,000 and more.

Tiny little ball bearings. They each have a PCB. All the blades, frames etc. It's a miracle that we can get them as cheaply as we do.
Not to mention the fact that each fan blade/motor assembly is dynamically balanced for smooth operation.
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Not to mention the fact that each fan blade/motor assembly is dynamically balanced for smooth operation.
Well . . . sometimes. Certainly they do for my San Aces:



Those red dots are microcounterweights.
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Well . . . sometimes. Certainly they do for my San Aces:



Those red dots are microcounterweights.
Any expensive/high performance fan is usually dynamically balanced, I have a San Ace 60 that has microcounterbalance weights in it as well. My Papst is dynamically balanced as well as my NMB's.
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hi

Computer fans are small but expensive the only reasons is that its fins is designed for lower noise and have LEDs or colored fins

Thanks
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Yate loons FTW? I know I love em
Aerospeed 20-Inch 3-Speed Premium Box Fan with Energy Efficient Design and Carrying Handle FTW?
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