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Fan Life-Time Benchmarks
IndentAs you know every fan promises you a life span. Many State 100,000+ hours. Which is Just over Eleven years! Some quality fan dare to say 200K! So i sent a letter to Santa asking for some very elaborate machinery. He was kind enough to provide me with a Space time continuum warper and even payed to fly a couple of elves over to assist me with my experiments.

The time warping machine:


Noe explaining how this machine works is pretty difficult but straight forward. It simply speeds up time. This particular machine at max power can replicate 14 Years in just 7 days. This meant that we had to find a way to create chambers for each fan. We decided to use stainless steal separated by Foam to suppress any vibrations.

Now we had another problem powering the fans. As you know most DC computer fans run at 12v. Every time you double the rate in which time passes you have to double the voltage. Thats goes into the machine where it is slowed down to the correct voltage for the fans.

So if they were 12v fans and we sped up time by 2x we would need to supply 24V.

Since we are speeding time up 730X we need a whopping 8760V. In total we calculated that the machine used 1.21 Jigga watts of power throught out the test.

So we decided to test several fans.
Among fan Fanatics. San ace and Delta fan boys there has been a debate between the Delta AFB1212ME (2500RPM) And the San Ace 1011 (2600RPM).
For this reason these fans were a must. Then we decided to add several more fans. For the rest we refereed to neweggs most reviewed 120mm fans
  • APEVIA CF12SL-UBL
  • Scythe DFS123812-3000
  • SILVERSTONE FM121
  • COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP
  • And just out of curiosity we added the Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B4AP-14

Testing Method:
Since it is Very difficult to test RPM, CFm, And SP in accelerated time we decided to go with a much more pre-mature testing method. What we did was take a Decibel meter and insert it into the chamber. Then we took a high speed camera to record the readings Every hour. Al thought not specific we do know that the sounds a fan makes reflects its condition and even the RPM it is producing.

Results:


What i found pretty obvious is that the High performance fans seem to die quicker and in a rather odd way. The results show a drop in sounds performance and then a increase in sound. Although we can be sure we suspect that this is caused by the worn down motors and dried up bearings.

Another interesting line is the Apevia fan. It didnt last very long. This is no surprise when you look at the other products they make.

The silver stone died in a classic way so to speak. It simply just went quite. Quite Classy really.


Last the Low performance fans seem to have the most durability. Lower speeds= Less wear thats why we suspect they lasted the about 6 days which we used to run the experiment.


Well guys Enjoy!

And remember to always have a sense of humor!
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 2/3/11 at 4:55pm
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Nice piece of info.

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Well guys Enjoy!

And remember to always have a sense of humor!

Dont worry, people who dont have a sense of humor will grow some after reading this ( Or will frantically pm you)
    
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so if you put your hand in that machine, will it age it?
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so if you put your hand in that machine, will it age it?
you cant because you can't shut the door.
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