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So in moving my computer I found that two of my cases 3 exhaust fans on top are bound and no longer working and that one of the side intake fans is no longer spinning. Due to the fact that all of the fans were the same color on the top and the same color on the side, it looks like its time for new fans. Long story short, I need to know if there are any differences in the types of fans in relation to their lifespan when it comes to being mounted horizontally instead of vertically.

Other than that if anybody knows of good (40CFM+) 120mm quiet-ish fans that don't mind a fan controller regulating them I'd love to know about them. Especially if they are under 15 each since I don't have a ton of money to go spending on fans right now.


EDIT: Well now thats interesting, I thought CM stopped making my fans..... Anyways, these appear to be the ones that died on me without checking in detail which I will do tomorrow after work....
Edited by NameUnknown - 3/27/13 at 7:32pm
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post #2 of 3
Sleeve bearing fans. Horrible to be used horizontally.
Get a ball/hydraulic bearing fan for horizontal mounting.

Rosewill's RFX series comes to mind. Cheap and good.
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The Bitfenix Spectre fans are decent not great but not crap either

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835345021

You can turn the LED´s off if you want

Dont buy the Spectre Pro fans they are crap
Edited by shilka - 3/27/13 at 7:59pm
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