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280mm Rad Push/Pull 1 Fan Used 1 Year?

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I have a 280mm Radiator and bought 3x Noiseblocker PK-3 fans. The thing is I already have 1 Noiseblocker PK-3 fan but this has been used for a year as a case rear exhaust fan but was taken out of my case when I sold it and has had no use for about 8 months. So I was wondering would it be ok to use it with the other 3 PK-3 fans on the 280 radiator in push/pull? Obviously I understand that the life of the PK-3 that I took out of my case 8 months ago will run out quicker then the other 3 but will it still have the same power to push or pull air since it's been used for a year?
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Anyone?
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Have I asked a hard question? thumb.gif
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You can use all the fans, don't worry. Fans of that quality will last for years without any loss of performance smile.gif
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The ability of the fan to push air does not deteriorate over the time... The only thing in the fan that wears off is the bearings, so at some point the fan will be making funny noise, but should still push the same amount of air until the bearing completely fails. Regardless of the bearing being used, they may be single figure percentage changes in the fans performance over the time, but nothing major...
Edited by chrisf4lc0n - 4/11/13 at 3:00pm
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