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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    As none77 points out, that's dependent on a poorly sealed bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyzenMaster View Post
    "Rifle bearings are similar to sleeve bearings, but are quieter and have almost as much lifespan as ball bearings. The bearing has a spiral groove in it that pumps fluid from a reservoir. This allows them to be safely mounted with the shaft horizontal (unlike sleeve bearings), since the fluid being pumped lubricates the top of the shaft.[25] The pumping also ensures sufficient lubricant on the shaft, reducing noise, and increasing lifespan." - wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_fan

    You are right, the internet has contradictory information, but "
    since the fluid being pumped lubricates the top of the shaft" suggests they are referring to a horizontal fan, vertical shaft.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supplies-101,4193-19.html

    "Contrary to sleeve bearing fans, Rifle bearing fans can be mounted horizontally without any significant effect on their lifespan."
    Last edited by ashiekh; 11-30-2020 at 03:45 PM.

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