Hey guys, just found this section and seems the correct place to post this so here's my question:
How does running at different fan speeds (low, medium, high) affect the life expectancy of fans? I have Sleeve and Ball bearing fans right now (Sleeves running at high, balls running at medium/low), and will have a zerotherm cooler with a UFO bearing (Know nothing about this one) with a fan controller that I'd like to keep running on high if it doesn't affect the fan life too much.
True... I'm a bit concerned about the GPU cooler fan to be honest, not the case fans. I want it to work fine for as long as I use it. Those 40K hours (UFO Bearing) are they TRUE life expectations for 100% fan speed or just lowest setting? or just some numbers pulled out of their asses...? That's what I want to know.
Ah I was just wondering if that number was a serious number and what not... Usually on specs there are important stuff and stuff you have to ignore. I guess it kinda makes sense that a fan would last that long eh...? Ok then, I'll run that little sucker on high from the beginning