Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
I've never seen a stock case fan from CM that was worth a darn (and I've been using CM cases for the last 6 years personally and for customers). None of them have ever lasted more than 6 months before they needed to be replaced due to the sleeve bearing being worn out. I've even taken to lubricating them before using them for the first time and they still wear out after 6 months or so. Since one is going to need to replace them anyway why not just do it in the beginning and be done with it.
I bought a CM Centurion 5 on 7/5/2006 that I gave to my brother that has the stock fans and they work still, my Sniper I bought 4/1/2009 all the Stock fans still work, and the Scout's still works, but I will say one is leaking oil. I do think Gelid fans I have are better, push more air and are a lot quieter.Edited by GoodInk - 9/29/10 at 6:51pm