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As far as I can tell "hydeodynamic" "superspin" and a billion other names at the end of the day just mean rifle bearing. Even some of the folks selling fluid dynamic bearings are really just selling rifle bearings as well.

As far as I can tell with an evening of surfing, the only manufacturer with a real fluid dynamic pwm cpu fan left is nocturnus, and I can't afford them.
It seems I am going to be forced to buy some sort of rifle or 2 ball bearing fan. :/ goodbye quiet PC.

My question is: Are all rifle bearings created equal? Is there any way to get a fan that will have a reasonably long life and not spit, hiss, and grind at you after a few months without dropping $25 per fan?
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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