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by Katana Man
Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet SCSI a contradiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3518

I have a Fujitsu MAN3184MP in my D8000 rig (seen in my signature).
I love it. Very quiet and fast.
by Katana Man
Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS350FS AFPC first impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Oh bummer! Boot up the machine without the hard drives attached and see if the coil wine goes away.
by Katana Man
Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply isolator
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Yeah, carlitosz, you should say "Power supply muffler".
An isolator will isolate vibrations from being transfered.
Here is an "attempt" at a power supply isolator:
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/tnsypw.html
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 3013

I looked at all of these cases, and to me, they look like a very "average" case when it comes to noise levels. I'd say over 95% of the cases out there have the same 80mm intakes and exausts. While it's true that you can run quiet 80mm fans, they won't move air like a quiet 120mm fan. I have built hu...
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you have a quiet, stable P4/533Mhz FSB?
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

My system is all of the above. See my signature.
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Announcing.... The Desputer.... Computers built into a desk
Replies: 57
Views: 17632

For starters, I feel that this post should have been placed in this forum: Deals, Vendors & Classifieds Got a hot deal to share, info about a vendor, gear to sell, or a question about where to buy? Secondly, alchemist's post was very unprofessional. And when the boss comes online and condones the ac...
by Katana Man
Sat May 31, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428843

All topics on the D8000, Antec SLK3700, Macase GALAXY II, and Compucase 6A19 apply. This case is the Compucase 6A19 with a different bezel, and rebadged as 6A21.
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

Yeah, the D8000, Marcase, Antec SLK37000, are all based on this CompuCase 6A19. Color and front bezels are the only differences. The Acousticase is simply a stock black CompuCase 6A19, with the acoustipack pre-installed. The front bezel has the same air restrictions as the D8000. It will increase yo...
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

Yes, 4412 FGL is the model I have. I don't have any experience/need for the Zalman fan bracket. As for the front bezel, I'm a big fan of removing a section of the front bezels, but that's your call. Check out my 3 recent cases: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/katana//final2.jpg http://www...
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

I know the rear is running at 4.9V. I'd guess that the front is probably around 6V. My 3rd 120mm is in the Fortron PSU. Keep in mind, I have no fan grills, case vents are cut out, and no fan filters. The only restiction there is, is the modder's mesh in front. Needless to say, this case breathes easy.
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

Thats exactly what I was thinking. So, in your setup, i suspect you use a 5V 4412 at the back, and 7V 4412 at the front? Actually, I'm able to adjust it even more with my Zalman fan controller. PS katana Man are they the only fans in your case!? 2 x Papst 4412 and 1 x Papst 92mm (I forget its model...
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

The one thing to be careful of is the fact that quiet PSU's tend to have low airflow. Therefore you'll want to have positive air pressure. With my D8000 case (same interior as the SLK3700), if I used a 120mmx38mm Panaflo for the exaust, and if I ran it anything over 5V, it slowed the PSU airflow to ...
by Katana Man
Fri May 30, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless & noiseless UPS with maximum protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 4780

Do NOT get the APC Smart-UPS 750XL. I just threw down $800 smackers to get 2 of them, and they are not quiet. Makes me mad that APC does not mention the noise levels on their units. They didn't even mention that it has a fan. (Granted the fan only turns on durring power outs). It has a random, on an...
by Katana Man
Wed May 28, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a floresent light...
Replies: 22
Views: 5259

Great, thanks for the info!
by Katana Man
Wed May 28, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a floresent light...
Replies: 22
Views: 5259

Is the balast inside the light housing? In otherwords, I could just purchase new light housing with bulbs and replace them all?
by Katana Man
Mon May 26, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a floresent light...
Replies: 22
Views: 5259

Well, my florescent lights all humm loudly. I tried your technique with holding the lights, and it did not change. I did notice something interesting at Lowes the other day. I saw some florecent lights that were claiming something like 50% (might have even been higher) quieter than other florescent ...
by Katana Man
Mon May 26, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Celeron 2.0GHz = crap???
Replies: 26
Views: 4816

The Celeron 2.0 ghz is an excellent quiet CPU. I put one in my wife's machine and the thing is running 31C !!
by Katana Man
Mon May 26, 2003 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acoustipack alternative (Melamine)
Replies: 95
Views: 46510

That's the only drawback I see with this product. And it's something I would not personally want in my case because I'm always in and out of it.
by Katana Man
Fri May 23, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158906

Where did you use the modders mesh?
by Katana Man
Fri May 23, 2003 6:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158906

offroad,
Yes, Newegg and Xpdirect sell the non(PF) versions. Noise Killer is the name they call their technology to regulate the fan speed.
by Katana Man
Thu May 22, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158906

aristide1, look at the very first post for links on where to buy
by Katana Man
Thu May 22, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158906

You can't get a non (PF) version in your area?
by Katana Man
Thu May 22, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158906

The (PF) version is louder for more reasons than just the ball bearing/sleeve bearing difference. The non-(PF) version doesn't speed up like the (PF) version. I don't know why this the case, but I've heard more and more reports that the PF version runs louder under load. The non (PF) version does no...
by Katana Man
Thu May 22, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need suggestions for quiet 120mm fans for case
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

If you use a normal PSU, then you can probably get away with just an exaust fan. But if you will be using a quiet PSU, then you'll want a front intake fan to create positive air pressure. Negative air pressure directly competes with a quiet PSU air flow.
by Katana Man
Thu May 22, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14672

It's my understanding that the thicker fans are not quieter per CFM, they are usually louder, BUT, they offer higher air pressure. That is, they can push air better when faced with resistance.
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 5:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any quiet full tower cases???
Replies: 13
Views: 11018

Home made paper fan template. Tin snips to cut the holes. Dremmel with cuttoff wheel to cut away the center support brace. Dremmel with cuttoff wheel to cut away the front bezel. Dremmel with wire brush to soften edges. GOOP to hold in the metal mesh. C-clamps are also used. I don't have any experie...
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-900U precautions with Athlon XP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Hehe, Athlon Powers, stay away from my computer! :)
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need suggestions for quiet 120mm fans for case
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

I wrote this in another forum:
I currently have these 120mm fans:
Papst 4412
Coolcase's JMC 120L
EZ Fan FP108MS3
Panaflo L1A
Globe 12L

All are good quiet fans. All look great on paper. I do not have any testing equipment, but in my opinion, the Papst 4412 wins. I recommend it.
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 mm quiet fans with 3 wire RPM sensing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

The Pabst 4412FGL does not seem to be available from any obvious vendors in the US, unless it has other names. Maybe because you are searching for "Pabst" instead of "Papst". I'm curious, why is it sometimes spelled "Pabst" overseas? That doesn't make sense to me since it's a company name. A compan...
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 mm quiet fans with 3 wire RPM sensing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

Intel is also a great choice. Very stable boards.