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Old 01-23-2011, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fans: which bearing type is best?

just looking to buy a fan or two that will be quiet and reliable, just wondering what your opinions were on the various types of bearings.
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I never worry about the bearing. The RPM is the most important for quiet. Lower the RPM, less the noise.
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"Another importnat factor to achive silent operation is the use of a a high quality frictionless noiseless bearings incorporated inside the fan motor,
such as (FDB) Fluid Dynamic Bearings, & SSO bearings. The type of bearings inside a high-end fan motor are exceptional quality and will guarantee
silent operation as well as reduce vibration and provide a long life span. For example these high-end bearings are found in Thermalright (FDB) Fluid
Dynamic Bearing Fans & Noctua SSO bearing Fans."

As far as fans go, the most efficient and highly recommended fans are Yate Loons. Go here http://www.petrastechshop.com/ and search Yate Loons. Yate Loon's are some of the better fans out there in my opinion, and they have different models so you can chose if you want LED's or not and higher / lower CFM or higher / lower DBa.
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Default Re: Fans: which bearing type is best?

Link isn't showing, Peter.

IMO, Noctua fans are at the top.
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IMO, Noctua fans are at the top.
Noctua fans are very good and there very quiet, but there also very expensive.

For a case fan, I'm with Peter, a Yate Loon is hard to beat for the money.

(look at the last 12 fans listed on this page)
120mm Fans - LED : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Noctua fans are very good and there very quiet, but there also very expensive.
Guess that's just because I own 4 Noctua fans. But yes, you do pay the price.
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