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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Im talking about shoving the fingers into the fans on accident forcing them to stop. Should i worry about the bearing or the fan blades? Im the most worried about my GPU fans.

While cleaning my case fans I've broken one by doing just that, I imagine the same can happen to a gpu fan but unless a blade breaks it should be fine. Just listen for irregular sounds if there is no obvious physical damage.
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Originally Posted by Tatakai All View Post

While cleaning my case fans I've broken one by doing just that, I imagine the same can happen to a gpu fan but unless a blade breaks it should be fine. Just listen for irregular sounds if there is no obvious physical damage.

if you break a blade, it will unbalance the fins, creating the fan to spin irregular, the bearings will eventually wear out but not before your temps rocket or the noise of it virtually shaking your component to bits becomes an issue
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If you really want to know if you did any damage to the motor, run some fan controller software and make sure they're hitting their max RPMs and not making any weird noises.

I think that if a fan is broken from fingers being jammed into it while it's running, then the real problem lies between the screen and the chair thumb.gif

There are some places that are best to keep your fingers out of, a running fan is one of those places.
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Originally Posted by Eatfoodnow View Post

If you really want to know if you did any damage to the motor, run some fan controller software and make sure they're hitting their max RPMs and not making any weird noises.

I think that if a fan is broken from fingers being jammed into it while it's running, then the real problem lies between the screen and the chair thumb.gif

There are some places that are best to keep your fingers out of, a running fan is one of those places.

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Originally Posted by Eatfoodnow View Post

If you really want to know if you did any damage to the motor, run some fan controller software and make sure they're hitting their max RPMs and not making any weird noises.

I think that if a fan is broken from fingers being jammed into it while it's running, then the real problem lies between the screen and the chair thumb.gif

There are some places that are best to keep your fingers out of, a running fan is one of those places.

Especially if it's a Delta fan. Other than that, some cables would probably come loose, and some fan bearings could get damaged if they are too sensitive or poorly built. I really wouldn't worry about it unless you bump your case like five times or more a day.
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Guys im talking about bumping CASE FANS like noctua with my fingers and forcing them to stop. not bumping the case.

main issue is going to be strain on the motor, check using something like speed fan or other fan monitoring software to check if your getting their max speed

breaking a blade is going to take quite a bit more on a quality fan like the noctua than just a bump your gonna have to repeatedly have to shove your finger in there and then I think your pain threshold will break before the fan, cheaper fans you might end up with some blade breakage but I wound't worry about those quality blades.

bottom line dont do it on purpose and I think you'll be ok. and the motors SHOULD be ok provided you arnt pushing on the fans for prolong periods of time, just "bumping" them shouldn't cause problems. but if it were IMHO it would be the motor that goes first.
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