[Ma-linux] Case Fan Questions
craig at zenzic.net
Sun Aug 5 11:54:43 EDT 2007
That will give you a wide number of brands and prices,... I don't have
any idea which are more durable.
Jay Hart wrote:
>Hi everyone, hope the weekend has gone well.
>Ok, got several questions?
>Comment #1: My two little Mini-ITX cases are losing fans (40mm case fans) left
>and right. There are two 40mm fans per case, and when one goes bad, I replace
>the pair. Average length of time between failures (when one of the pair goes
>bad) is 2-3 months. I find this unexceptable.
>Question #1: Does anyone know where I can procure high quality 40mm case fans.
>I've tried just about everything at Microcenter, and I'd as soon try somewhere
>else. I'd settle for a brand name if that is all someonecould suggest, then
>I'd find a place that sells that model.
>Comment #2: I've always been using the arrow indicator on the fan to indicate
>direction of air flow across the fan. So if you want the air flow "out" of hte
>case, the arrow direction should point from inside to outside the case. Also,
>I've pretty much seen that the wire leads are usually towards the inside of
>Question #2: The new fan pairs I bought don't follow the above convention. If
>I place the wire leads towards the front of the case, so that the fan itself
>is between the wire leads and the case, then the direction of air flow is into
>the case, versus having the air flow from inside to outside. I'm wondering if
>this is OK. I'd prefer to rotate the fans around, so air flow os from in to
>Any comments?? I have $500+ dollars per box (I have two of these units), and
>I want to protect against overheating.
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