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    water cooling fans .. ??

    ok this has bothered me for yrs .. why on earth dont they make a fan that spins the opposite way ? all fans hang down to expel air out of the case thru the top .. and as we know this is not good for the bearings .. any sort ..
    so why don't they just do a simple thing and revearse the dam things it's not going to be hard and they would last longer .. ??? less stress on me and the fan ..
    got some corsair fans cheap and they have started to click already .. sooooo anoying ..
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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Perhaps it's just me, but can't say I've ever had a problem with fans giving up on me. The occasional work machine's needed a change although given the age of them that's expected (8-10 years).

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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    got some corsair fans cheap and they have started to click already .. sooooo anoying ..
    Perhaps the reason they were cheap in the first place?

    Only fans that have karked it on me were actually vertical front intakes...

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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    ok this has bothered me for yrs .. why on earth dont they make a fan that spins the opposite way ? all fans hang down to expel air out of the case thru the top .. and as we know this is not good for the bearings .. any sort ..
    so why don't they just do a simple thing and revearse the dam things it's not going to be hard and they would last longer .. ??? less stress on me and the fan ..
    got some corsair fans cheap and they have started to click already .. sooooo anoying ..
    The fan impellers aren't very heavy - I doubt the weight has any substantial effect on the bearing.

    A lot of people ruin fans by using compressed air or vacuum cleaners to remove dust without prevented the blades from spinning - these invariably spin the fan too fast in either forward or reverse directions, which is not good for the bearing.
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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    The fan impellers aren't very heavy - I doubt the weight has any substantial effect on the bearing.

    A lot of people ruin fans by using compressed air or vacuum cleaners to remove dust without prevented the blades from spinning - these invariably spin the fan too fast in either forward or reverse directions, which is not good for the bearing.
    Very true but most fans now, the blades come off so you can clean them.


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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiehard1989 View Post
    Very true but most fans now, the blades come off so you can clean them.
    Which ones?
    Apart from Enermax fans (which all broke on me with distressing regularity), I'm not aware of any others that have this feature...

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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Which ones?
    Apart from Enermax fans (which all broke on me with distressing regularity), I'm not aware of any others that have this feature...
    My enermax fans are fine and have been for the last 2 years, im sure it was thermaltake which did it.


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    Re: water cooling fans .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiehard1989 View Post
    My enermax fans are fine and have been for the last 2 years, im sure it was thermaltake which did it.
    I had six different Enermaxes over the years, all of which died very noisily.

    Googled around - Seems CM tried it, Gelid, Enermax and a couple of others have ventured into it. None seemed to adopt the feature that widely.

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