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LED Fans vs UV Fans + UV Cathodes

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Title says it all, Which would look better in my new build. some UV reactive fans with UV cathodes or LED fans and maybe some colored cathodes.
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LED fans are crap. They look gaudy and cheap, plus as far as bearings/blade design goes they are junk as well. Almost all LED fans use sleeve bearings, which are OK if you don't mind replacing the fans within a couple of years due to shoddy bearings.

If you don't mind cheapo fans with sleeve bearings, get fans that are half the price without LED's and just use cathodes, they're plenty bright.

Here's an example of two builds of mine. First one is a single 12" cathode, second is with 3x 4" cathodes.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4690K MSI Z97 Mpower MSI GTX 770 Lightning Mushkin Blackline 2x8GB DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
840 Pro 128GB + WD 640GB Black + WD 1TB Black +... Samsung SH-S203N DVD-RW Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK w/ 2x SP120's Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE258Q 25" LED Corsair K70 RGB (Cherry MX Red's) Corsair HX750 Silverstone TJ04-E w/ Window 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G5 v1 X-ray Thunder 9 smooth ASUS Xonar Essence STX Numark NPM5's + Dayton SUB-1200 12" sub 
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Thanks looks sweet, My idea was to go UV cathodes with UV reactive Gelid Wings which are apparently really good fans, Now I'm choosing between UV + UV Reactive fans or Normal Fans + Colored Cathodes.
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Originally Posted by `br4dz- View Post

LED fans are crap. They look gaudy and cheap, plus as far as bearings/blade design goes they are junk as well. Almost all LED fans use sleeve bearings, which are OK if you don't mind replacing the fans within a couple of years due to shoddy bearings.
If you don't mind cheapo fans with sleeve bearings, get fans that are half the price without LED's and just use cathodes, they're plenty bright.
Here's an example of two builds of mine. First one is a single 12" cathode, second is with 3x 4" cathodes.
IMG_1017.jpg
IMG_1911.jpg

Love the clean look in both of your builds
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