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I have two fans dedicated to the H70 and for the longest time I had them on the top of my case (facing up).

One day I read sleeve bearing would pretty much die much quicker like that so I changed it to the back of my case (now on its side).

Like 15 minutes ago I noticed one of the fans weren't spinning and the other fan was very hot in the center.

I took apart the whole thing and I applied three drops of electric motor oil and they are both spinning with ease now.

I know this fix is only temporary.

Could anyone recommend me some durable fans for radiators (120mm in this case)? No particular budget.
    
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This. Probably the last fans you will need to buy for a long time.
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Does the size of the hub make a difference when used on radiators?
    
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Does the size of the hub make a difference when used on radiators?
You can make a shroud to help eliminate the dead zone(s) while still directing all airflow at the rad. I think there's a Tupperware-shroud guide around here somewhere. This will take up a lot more room, though. Not sure if it's necessary or useful for your situation as I don't have any experience with those systems.
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