My computer's case is a Thermaltake Soprano. It's got two 12cm fans. They are about 3 years old and very noisy, and cleaning/oiling them only fixes the problem for a few weeks. So I need new fans. Is it OK to buy generic ones that cost $2.5 on eBay, or should I go for the Scythe Kama 2 ($10) and similar?
I don't need very efficient cooling, just something as good as the ones that come with my case. I do not overclock anything, and I'm good with the current temps.
you can get packs of 4 on newegg for $10-$12 which will get three day shipping and might come with a warrantee... more importantly, even if they don't, complaining to newegg's Customer Service still results in a return or replacement 90% of the time.