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post #4881 of 28613
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Originally Posted by AyeYo View Post
Yea I was looking at those too, but I saw under the review for the orange blade one (same fan, only color difference) that quite a few people had failures when mounting them horizontally. Any comments on that?
Sleeve bearings only like the vertical potition. They wear prematurely in any other potion. That why top case fans are usually ball bearing.
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Sleeve bearings only like the vertical potition. They wear prematurely in any other potion. That why top case fans are usually ball bearing.

This comment Made Page one. I never knew this. REP UP Troop.
    
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Sleeve bearings only like the vertical potition. They wear prematurely in any other potion. That why top case fans are usually ball bearing.
. . . . . EXCELLENT Information here ! ! ! I did NOT know for that.......

. . . . . NOW, to think about's that information pertaining to any of the system's around here [with fan's in upper-top-case] with that "@#$#%" windin'/squealin' noise . . . .

...thnx for sharing that info, imh073p . . .

mr. Charles .

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Enigma your case looks wonderful, and I'm glad to see it finished!


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233031


I'm using the xigmatek 140mm with the orange blades, it looks awsome in the top , lights up the hole wonderfully

This fan is sexy, does it do a great job as an exhaust fan? I know the stock one isn't great that comes with the scout.
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Sleeve bearings only like the vertical potition. They wear prematurely in any other potion. That why top case fans are usually ball bearing.
I wonder if the ball bearing fan is any different then the Barometric ball bearing on the new CM Excalibur fan, I'm still tempted to try one of these fans but somebody on another forum said they are noisy.
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I wonder if the ball bearing fan is any different then the Barometric ball bearing on the new CM Excalibur fan, I'm still tempted to try one of these fans but somebody on another forum said they are noisy.
Ahem. Ball bearings always make more noise than sleeves, that's about the only advantage of a sleeve. A sleeve is just a, well a sleeve around a shaft that is lubricated only by air, they burn out quick but can be really high speed and quiet if made right. Dual balls always last the longest because there's one track in the fan and one in the motor. Race bearings are really great for relieving friction but thier problems are, you have to re-pack (with grease) them at regular intervals, if you don't they lock up and blow. Sealed Race bearings will eventually sliver out bits of metal and it's a matter of time before that heats up the grease and they blow.

A Barometric ball bearing would move position as it heats up and expands, I would imagine that makes them more noisy. The best kind of bearing for fans are sealed fluid suspension. You'll find these in most modern furnaces and A/C units and some of the $20- fans that Kev-b posted recently, the ones with the really sweet lights.

This is what I learned from 3 years as a parts clerk in the Motor Pool. If you want the best, longest lasting, quietest, fastest fans you can get, alway buy sealed Fluid suspension. However, the longest most PC builds last is 3-5 years and something better comes along and we all fall in love and upgrade. So, why not get cheaper and higher cfm or whatever suits our needs?
Oh not to mention, (but I'm going to anyway) when I first put a cpu cooler on it was a set of fins, next it was fins and a tiny fan, next it was a slot cooler (bigger longer fins and bigger fan), now it's a water pump, tubing and a set of two huge fans. So, things get tinier and hotter and our fans get bigger and faster. Oh, Race bearings are the most fun to play with by themselves. The Army is a boring life.
Steve Winwood sang, "come on and just flow with it baby".
Edited by BriSleep - 1/24/10 at 7:34pm
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Wanna discuss the next step in processor evolution? I mean beyond multi-core and 32nm dies? Carbon nanotubes.
Does anyone else wonder how we went 20,000 years with only minor inventions, then we got high tech and it jumps astounding amounts each year. Aliens, gamma rays or what?
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Wanna discuss the next step in processor evolution? I mean beyond multi-core and 32nm dies? Carbon nanotubes.
Does anyone else wonder how we went 20,000 years with only minor inventions, then we got high tech and it jumps astounding amounts each year. Aliens, gamma rays or what?
Im thinkin aliens for sure. lol

Thanks for the props guys
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I wonder if the ball bearing fan is any different then the Barometric ball bearing on the new CM Excalibur fan, I'm still tempted to try one of these fans but somebody on another forum said they are noisy.
I have an Excalibur fan on my H50 now and at the speed the CPU fan is running it (1200rpm right now) it's pretty quiet. Quiet enough that I just stopped it and couldn't tell a difference over the noise of the rest of the stock fans on my 690 II. Before I hooked it up for the H50 I had it hooked up to a 7v source and it moved a surprising amount of air for the voltage.

I'm pleased with the fan. Wish it came in a 140mm though.

Steve
post #4890 of 28613
I've had sleeve bearing fans in my current PC for like 4 years now and they still work. Never cleaned them either

I'm going to use these CM Long Life fans on top and rear and we'll see how long they'll last As long as they're quiet.


Two of these Enermax fans will be used as intake. I hope my experiment with adding white to red and black will pay off
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