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Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM -- MOUNTED HORISONTALLY?

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Anyone use these fans mounted horizontally? I have cougar vortex's for my vertical radiator and they are fine, but once rotated they start making a grinding noise.

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thats kind of weird, cannot say ive had that issue with other fans before, but this is not a fan I own =/

How long have you been using this fan? can you WD40 it?
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i dont have the excalibur at all. i have the cougars and they are knows very well to have issues with mouting horisontally. im looking for an alternative in the excalibur
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well teh really BIG coolermaste rfan that came with my HAF 932 worked fine Horizontal mounted, but I did remove it to do a Top Mount PSU in the long run.

But that one is not the same and is much larger.

here is the best I can do for you, some Google searches
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http://www.amazon.com/review/R2Y9DTPV7POXER/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2Y9DTPV7POXER

This review is from: Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM Computer Case Fan (R4-EXBB-20PK-R0) (Personal Computers)
I purchased two of these fans to use on a horizontally mounted radiator in a HAF X case.

I was smart to do a test run before installing them in the case because there is a problem. The fans are very quite when mounted in a vertical plane. Unfortunately, these fans are very noisy when mounted in a horizontal plane.

Both fans make a noticeable rubbing sound when mounted in horizontal plane. This is not uncommon, depending on the bearing and design, but it should be stated in the specifications. It is also possible that I received two fans with problems.

This would make a nice case fan but not if you plan to use anti-vibration material between the case and the fan. The fan does not have four straight edges. Thus, you will only have contact pressure near the four corners. You would have to cut your own material for a good seal.

This is a good fan. I am giving it 2-stars to draw attention to a potential problem for some builders.

the other reviews I find seem to be a cut n paste of this same review.

Sorry man.,
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