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There is exactly one manufacturer who claims entirely magnetic bearings - Sunon. Enermax has something similar. I think we'll have to wait for some patents to expire before they become widespread. In the interim we get "nano" bearings that look like they are ceramic sleeve bearings, sealed sleeve bearings (FDB, etc.) and ball bearings. I doubt we will ever see the end of sleeve bearings - they're the cheapest kind.

As for OP's problem: do your fans use stinky oil?
tyvm.
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post #22 of 29
If you can't notice it until you put your nose up to it, I don't see what the problem is..

Think of it as a new car smell
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Maybe some scented oils . . .
I do have a coupon for bath and body shop...
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post #24 of 29
When i switched the stock fan from my hyper212 to two ultra kaze it smelled like plastic burning for 2-3 days, but it was normal i guess.
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Alright, update. It was not the fans. There is something inside my PC that is making that smell.

But.

I still can't find out what. There are hot components (Something in it, either the northbridge or VRMs, at 41C) but nothing that looks at all burnt. Is it just the smell of the plastic heatsinks heating up? I just can't tell.

I need a professional computer sniffer.
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post #26 of 29
Motherboard, PSU, GPU, HD's, DVD. Isolate them. Swap each. Sniff each. Etc.

Good job distinguishing fans fro the rest of the rig.
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post #27 of 29
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It's the VRM I'm pretty sure.

On one hand, that's really bad. I modified the heatsink on them (Replaced the thermal tape it came with with MX-4.) but on the other, I've checked it TWICE to make sure it was making contact, and it was!
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post #28 of 29
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Thank you for the help, everyone.

I have looked and looked twice over, and there is nothing I can identify that is making the smell. Maybe it will become more apparent in a few weeks, or maybe it will just stop. I do not know. But for now I am just closing the case and telling myself not to think about it, because there is nothing I can do to fix it.
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Have you thought about asking the skunk to move?
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