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Originally Posted by corsican View Post
But that raises another problem since it's only a FDB fan (and not double ball bearing cause these last forever) will leaving the fan on 24/7 kill the fan prematurely? here I set it to 40% minimum (can't go below that apparently) so basically it spins at least 40% speed all the time is this bad for an FDB fan?
"Only" an FDB fan? The Corsair FDB fans use the actual patented Panasonic fluid dynamic bearing. The MTBF is FIVE TIMES that of a DBB.

Unfortunately, a lot of companies (Aerocool, Arctic, BitFenix, Logisys, NZXT, SilenX and Thermaltake, for example) use the term "FDB" to describe a rifled bearing. This, unfortunately, has confused a lot of consumers, as a rifle bearing fan lasts about half as long as DBB, though twice as long as a standard sleeve bearing.
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