Case Fan with Balls or Sleeve?

herba98

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hi friends, I have a new Venice Processor and a new case and I need to buy a new case fan, I've read about 2 types of fans, with 2 Balls or Sleeve, with if better in your opinion? which has more beneficts?
 

OldBear

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Sleeve=Quiet but shorter life.
Ball= A little more noise but longer life.


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Crashman

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Panaflows use a sleeve. Most stock VGA coolers use ball bearings. Which lasts longer?

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OldBear

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Panaflo's use unique patented bearings which can't be topped. I use them exclusively. I don't know of any small fan (VGA, NB) that last very long. I gave him the general accepted answer. Where were you?

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Crashman

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Actually some chipsets are using standard 40mm by 10mm fans. The bearing shaft is around twice as long as VGA fans typically allow, making the blade more stable and preserving the life of the fan. Also, the blades are deeper, so the fan doesn't have to spin as fast to deliver the same amount of air. So when you combine the longer shaft with slower speed, you end up with a chipset fan that can last several years, rather than several months.

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RichPLS

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Hey man, my PC is ball-less! [shrugs]

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RichPLS

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I heard of those for cars an trucks...
How about a dikchair, you sit on the balls, recline on the shaft!

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