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Yeah, I've seen the million threads on here about 140mm fans and I have learned that I don't want sleeve bearings and which are good/bad according to Xbitlabs but at the same time I haven't found one that fits my needs.

My Antec Tricool that came with my 300 case is making some loud whirring sounds and may be on the way out. I like my case to match but so far I've only found a few fans that may work.

NZXT 140mm rifle bearing but this had white blades

or

MASSCOOL
FD14025B1L that I can only find on eBay.

Surely there are other options? Couldn't even find the Yate Loon ball bearings anywhere. Really want something that is $15 or under shipped and noise doesn't really matter as long as it is lower than 40dba.

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Hey, I'd take a look at these, they're a bit more pricy then the average 140mm but well worth it.

NB-Blacknoise Silent Pro 140mm

Good luck.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Yate Loons, black fans, decent quality and great price/performance.
Edited by JorundJ - 2/14/11 at 12:10pm
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Here you go-all colors available-Xigmateks
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ath=36_316_847
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Here you go-all colors available-Xigmateks
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ath=36_316_847
Thanks but those are sleeves and I've heard really bad things about Xigmatek 140mm fans.
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I used several different 140mm Yate Loons (sleeve) for over a year mounted blowing up. The were very quiet, didn't make any wierd noises at all until one day it started cackling like a mamed duck. The 140mm NZXT fan is average at best and starts to grind within a month or so especially mounted/blowing up or down. Stay away from Mascool.

A quality 140mm fan is gonna cost a little more but in the end, you'll be happy. Take a look at either the Scythe Kama Flex 1200 or Scythe Kama Flex 1600.
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I can't find any decent places that sell those online. That site you linked charges $10 s&h and I only need one fan.

I like this one: Bgears B-Blaster

But again, shipping kills it. I think SVC and Xoxide are only one with reasonable shipping charges. Or NewEgg. I was really not expecting this to be a 1.5+ day project picking a fan lol.
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I can't find any decent places that sell those online. That site you linked charges $10 s&h and I only need one fan.

I like this one: Bgears B-Blaster

But again, shipping kills it. I think SVC and Xoxide are only one with reasonable shipping charges. Or NewEgg. I was really not expecting this to be a 1.5+ day project picking a fan lol.
I live in Cali. and USPS priority 2-3 day is $6.50 (Koolertek is in Texas). Shipping from PPCs is around $7.50. Unfortunately, shipping costs are high and not really worth it unless you're buying more stuff.
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So I may be screwed here? I'm getting to the point where I'll take any fan as long as it doesn't have LEDs. Even that Bgear is 36dbA a bit loud for me.

Don't want to waste money on a NZXT or Masscool if they are just going to die in a year. Same with most sleeve models. I don't get it - tons of cases have 140mm exhaust and yet there are 0 fans for them?
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