View Full Version : What's a rifle bearing and how does it compare?

12-22-2003, 06:38 PM
I was looking @ some case fans and saw the CoolerMaster Model:TLF-R82(TLF-R82-E1)Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan on newegg.com. It touts a new patented rifle bearing. But what is a rifle bearing and how does it compare to regular fans or non-rifle bearing types?

12-22-2003, 06:50 PM
Take a look here http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/coolermasterledcasefans.php
The information is near the bottom of the page.

Apparently a rifle bearing can be loosely described as having a continuous groove (rifling) on the bearing shaft that keeps a constant flow of oil to extend the bearing life.

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