[nSLUG] Cases and fans

John Stanton john at stantonnet.org
Sat Apr 3 18:48:27 ADT 2010


Whats the price on the 5v 40mm fan? Also what is the depth?


On 04/03/2010 03:49 PM, Jim Haliburton wrote:
> I have both 5 and 12 volt fans.  These are ceramic bearings rather than bronze
> bush or ball bearing.  Most of the fans are $12.00 or less with ceramic
> bearings.  The MTBF is over 250,000 hours.  I have been using them for 3+ years
> and have never had one fail,  ....... yet!
> Regarding the cases.
> The small miniITX cases are waaay over priced.  The leaast expensive option is
> entry level tower cases.  Dealer cost runs from<  $40.00 to 100.00+
> Their advantage is they use standard power supplies, and accept the normal
> CD/DVD drives, not the slim line ones from laptops.  They look pretty empty
> when a miniITX board is used.  They usually have a place for a fan to blow on
> the hard drives and another to exhaust the air from the back of the case.
> If you really want to be low power and can accept 40gb capacity, think of the
> new intel X-25V Solid state drives.  I think less than $180.00 FOB Toronto.
> See this link
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-
> Details.asp?EdpNo=5532358&sku=I69-7013&srkey=X-25V
> There are at least 4 computer wholesalers in metro that I deal with.
> Jim H
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