Originally Posted by Namwons
it depends on the bearing if its suitable for horizontal mounting. if i remember correctly, basic sleeve bearings dont work good in horizontal mounting as theyre oil based or something like that. ball/roller bearings should work fine. dont remember about hydrodynamic bearings but i think they were fine as well. Reference: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/779-computer-case-fan-bearing-differences#.Uk0VsYZwr8s
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind and might read that link as well.
Originally Posted by Tator Tot
2.) Generally not, GeLID has the Wing 12 PL fans which are... 12mm thick IIRC, but they are not that good. The best that I have seen in regards to slim fans, but it's not saying much.
Thank you as well. What do you suggest for exhaust? is it good to leave it as it is instead? The clearance between the S524 and the Node 304 exhaust doesn't have any clearance to put a 25mm fan. There is one user who fitted a YL 20mm thick fan, but it literally touches the heatsink so im not sure if that is good idea. Also, that same YL fan is not available in our country, sadly.
regarding the last concern of mine, yep the H87 gigabyte board doesn't want to make my fan spin slower lol... the sound is not really annoying but it would be better if i dont hear that noise at all.
i want to replace my Kama Flow 2s but i am very
limited on what fans to buy here. few fans that i can recall at the top of my head are SP120 SP/quiet (almost always out of stock), GT AP-15 (always out of stock), and cougar vortex (color scheme is off)
I can buy some fans in Taiwan though, but that would take me until next year to receive it (friend going there for vacation)