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Hello I have a Silnex 120 mm red led fan and I think barely after 3 months it is dying today it randomly stopped spinning but the LED's stayed on it would not go on so I switched it to another fan controller port and still would not go on once again switched it went on for a sec then went off then I noticed my psu was touching it moved that about an inch away the fan moved again HOORAY but then I remembered right before it shut off it sounded like the motor was going on and off on and off and now it sounds like that again and its not pushing very much air out I'm very unhappy with this fan it was much louder than described and the LED's are much weaker than it shows maybe I got a faulty one and I know its not the fan controller I moved it back to the original port
    
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SilenX, you mean? Those are HORRID fans, bad reputation for dying after short periods of usage (and fake specs when they do work). You'll just have to get new ones from a better brand.
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SilenX, you mean? Those are HORRID fans, bad reputation for dying after short periods of usage (and fake specs when they do work). You'll just have to get new ones from a better brand.
any you recommend but I want red LED's so it matches my case
    
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Cooler master has some Red led fans, Xigmatek has red transparent blades with white leds.
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^ Those, or Zalman ZM-F3; those come in blue, green, or red LEDs, or plain black.
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post #6 of 9
Many fans you can buy. I'm partial to Gentle Typhoons for all uses - just pick your rpm.

While you are waiting for your new fan to arrive, try lubricating your current fan. See item 3 in my sig for how to do it. In general, always lubricate a sleeve bearing fan before you put it to work.
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I highly doubt that'll do much for him, ehume... he's got the worst fans on the market.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I highly doubt that'll do much for him, ehume... he's got the worst fans on the market.
You may be right. But it will be interesting to see if lubrication = resurrection.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I highly doubt that'll do much for him, ehume... he's got the worst fans on the market.
Hey don't be mean JK I just bought this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233054
I think it is great I only have one silnex fan or whatever they are called so I'll be fine
    
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