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Poll Results: Bare Bones or Complete Fan

 
  • 50% (129)
    Bare-Bones Fan - about 3 week wait time 8$ a fan
  • 49% (127)
    Complete Fan - about 15 week wait time 13-14$ a fan
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post #771 of 1328
update my order to 4 bare bone fans.
    
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post #772 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Therionx View Post
Damn... why are they so much money?? Its funny how much prices change, when i was in Japan they were only like ¥660 which is like 8$
I don't know mate, the cheaper you can get them here in Spain is 16 € and you gotta pay shipping because they are rarely found on online stores (not to mention local shops) so it's like $25
    
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post #773 of 1328
If we go bare bones we should get Fan + Connectors together and just pay OCN for both at once. That way we can save on shipping for all involved + get volume discount on the connectors also.
post #774 of 1328
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If we go bare bones we should get Fan + Connectors together and just pay OCN for both at once. That way we can save on shipping for all involved + get volume discount on the connectors also.
DING DING DING We have a winner. Crimping the pins and the connector should take about 5 minutes. Adding the rpm wire (isn't the tach sensor already part of the motor, and it just needs to be soldered onto the header on the motor?) should take no more then ANOTHER 5 minutes.

I guess we'd need to modify the poll, but why not just order enough pins and connectors to cover the barebones fan order, and ship together...just a thought

Also, UPDATE my total fans to 13
post #775 of 1328
kzinti1 - 6 (six) Fans with connectors
No connectors = No Sale
Edited by kzinti1 - 2/5/11 at 11:55am
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post #776 of 1328
If we get barebones I want 15-20 (from 8)

I could put on fan wires/connectors in my sleep. I do this to 90% of my fans.
    
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post #777 of 1328
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The way its looking right now is the people who want barbones fans also want more fans, so it seems to be upping the actual quantity. Like i said earlier 2 orders is well within reason as long as 720 fans can be bought in each order.

Even including the pins and connector with the barebones fans would only add 1$ to the price if included.

I like where this is going so far, i wanted to orders to begin with but never thought there be enough people/quantity to accomodate 2 orders.
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post #778 of 1328
Yes, I underestimated that fact and it now seems reasonable to me, as well. I should have an answer about it later, at least if Chipp has not posted again by that time.
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post #779 of 1328
I think we could probably have enough purchasers to get two orders, one for bare-bones inexpensive fans, one for wired, plugged, rpm sensor fans.

It's Saturday. By Monday someone could find out if the barebones fans have the rpm sensor circuity, if a casual modder can get at the terminal, and if mere soldering will allow activation of the rpm monitoring function. Unless someone knows these as facts and not supposition, it would not be wise to proceed if rpm sensing is an issue for some barebones fan buyers. The barebones fans may be less expensive in part because they lack the rpm sensing equipment and circuitry. After all, pwm fans are more expensive than other fans because the additional circuitry required is not included in normal fans.

But if some people would be satisfied with 2-wire Gentle Typhoons, the up-front cost might be within OCN's capacity. Or not. In which case people would simply pay in advance and the wait would be short.

Then there would be the rest of us who still want rpm-sensing fans. I do not think the price requested for putting plugs on them is outrageous. There is some labor involved, which probably is not much reduced with the size of the order: hand labor doesn't scale.

Anyway, that's my thinking. And I would still like to investigate with the distributor the idea of ordering a pallet of 720 pwm GT's of mixed speeds. I think there are probably enough of us willing to pay up front and wait 10 months for gems like that.
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I'd prefer the complete fans over bare bones
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