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Well guys, I'm curious.

How many of you have nearly lost a finger/knuckle/other appendages whilst working on your rig?

Only reason I ask is because one of my Ultra KAZE 120's decided to bite me this past weekend running around 3000 RPM. It was a completely unprovoked attack, honest!

Needless to say, I've never had a "blood splatter" situation on my hands, but this one suprised me. Splatter on face, case, tv, and table. Pinky decided to venture into the oncoming side of the fan. Pinky is still numb to this day (me thinks it got a nerve). Girlfriend is wondering why she's dating a computer nerd. I'm wondering how I've managed to survive for 27 years on this planet.

(Please insert laughter at my poor pinkies expense)

So please, tell me I'm not the only one... let's hear your stories.

- James

PS- Bonus points if it involves somebody other then you, a small animal, or a baby.

BABY FTW!!
Well my CPU was making weird sounds so I put my ear next to it... Now I have longish hair... You can guess what happened... Yeah it HURT. Didn't draw blood but ripped a nice chunk of hair out... Also blew the fan too.

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Ive only ripped the skin off 3 fingers...would have been blood had they not been silent 1400rpm fans. What hurts more is when you get that reflex of pulling your hand out before you realize your hurt, and then you scrape your hand against the case.....thats where i bled like hell...
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holy crap LOL, I just had a fist knucle fight with my intel stock cooler (no idea what rpm, but it was folding, so pretty high) and it drew a good amount of blood and I think it's gonna result in a small scar. I was adjusting another fan's speed and just took a chance getting close (I forsaw it happening but lol) .... ouch. Lesson learned = INTEL STOCK SUCKS!
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Beg to differ.

120 MM fans need more muscle to spin, compared to a 60 mm fan.

So you would need 2 times the force to spin it. so 2500 * 2 = 5000.

Either way it would hurt though.

Tip velocities are close to the same as is inertia in either case...


My 80MM Delta isn't a CFM-whore, but it outrevs some small cars...it's bit me a few times. I have a guard on it incase it gets a good bite on me, I've been lucky in that it's been little nicks and scrapes. One of my cats lost a fang to that thing, tho...it's freaking evil when it's whirring about at 4500RPM. I normally idle it at 2200RPM so ittl shut up, which has saved my fingers much raep...and now it has a guard, I can safely rev that thing up full blast if I so desire...


What hurts the worst is getting bit by a chipset fan, 40MM. Mine is running about 7200RPM right now(lol) and if one of those five tiny blades makes it under your fingernail at that speed...

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holy crap LOL, I just had a fist knucle fight with my intel stock cooler (no idea what rpm, but it was folding, so pretty high) and it drew a good amount of blood and I think it's gonna result in a small scar. I was adjusting another fan's speed and just took a chance getting close (I forsaw it happening but lol) .... ouch. Lesson learned = INTEL STOCK SUCKS!


Highest I got the stock intel fan on my mom's box was 2100RPM, it normally idles at 1500. Even at 1500RPM, that thing's a monster, and there's nothing to keep objects from sliding in from the side, which makes said object get sent into orbit(usually colliding with GPU or a face, whichever is closer)
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post #66 of 81
*Reaches behind monitor to touch 92mm unprotected fan...*

Um. I pulled out my Tuniq fan and put in an FM121. Needless to say I got bored one day, plugged in the Tuniq fan and was playing with it when I stuck my finger in it. Broke off a fin and put a nice gash in the side of my finger.
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7 pages and only 2 pics of damage? Lame.
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I have a 80mm fan I took off my old Thermaltake Valcano 12 HSF that screams. I would not want to get anything from my body in those blades. I keep a steel fan guard on each side of that at all times.
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7 pages and only 2 pics of damage? Lame.
Most people are too busy screaming and cursing to take pictures lol
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Once, at camp, I was taking a weewee in the woods like every other night. I never saw it coming. The 20cm Cosmos S fan blasted through the trees right at me. I was so scared. I swear I saw it smile.
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