When you're $50k in, sure, no arguments there. When your total budget is no more than $1500, it's a different story entirely.When you're $50k into a project another couple hundred for fans is nothing.
Yates' are cheap Chinese shit.
I've lost 2 fans in my server over the course of 4 years of 24/7 operation. Nothing super bad* happened but they were a PITA to replace. If I build a new server next year (doubtful), I will probably put better fans in it.The average household computer is never going to see ten thousand hours. Again, we're talking wildly different projects. When you are building a mission-critical $50k 24/7 operation system, you are in an entirely different league from those of us who are building a neffing box that runs maybe eight hours per day with a budget of often less than $1000.
I haven't kept up on recent cases. When I built my last box in 2008, I splurged and bought a Cosmos S. When I bought it, I said I'd use it for at least 2 generations, if not more, due to the cost. I like the case quite a bit; the only thing I don't like is that I have it shoved back in a narrow opening between the wall and my desk and it is a minor pain to pull it out to do anything with it.Also I want a new case