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by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 mm quiet fans with 3 wire RPM sensing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5756

Even if SilenTek is buggy (so far, all of mine are fine), the Aopen motherboards have been outstanding lately, in my opinion. Don't let Silentek stop you. (I don't have a AX4PE MAX)
by Katana Man
Wed May 21, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Plug in the wall Molex fan tester ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Plus if you're testing for fan noise, the old PSU will add to the noise level. I think hacking up a 12V adaptor is a good idea.
by Katana Man
Tue May 20, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 21967

Yeah, the side duct is a waste. I covered mine up. I also removed the tooless plastic card holder thingamajiggy. I was fine with it since you can just use screws if you remove it. For the front bezel, I love how it comes off, but my goodness, it's a pain to put on when you have more than 1 or 2 driv...
by Katana Man
Tue May 20, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430612

Yikes, that is bad. I'll take down the link. I'll keep the CompuCase CI-6920 link though.
by Katana Man
Tue May 20, 2003 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any quiet full tower cases???
Replies: 13
Views: 11103

You are welcome for putting those pictures up just for you. Don't mention it. My pleasure :)
by Katana Man
Tue May 20, 2003 7:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 21967

I'm running an Aopen AX4PER motherboard (comes with heatsink on the northbridge). I did my heat dissipation research on the CPU and picked up a P4 Celeron 2.0 ghz. Seagate 7200.7 AX478 heatsink Sunon 80mm fan running with Silentek at 50% Both 120mm fans are running off the 5V rails The CPU is runnin...
by Katana Man
Mon May 19, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any quiet full tower cases???
Replies: 13
Views: 11103

OK, here's what I recommend: 1st , rip out all fans. 2nd , read crisspy's post on tin snips . 3rd , Get some edge molding from Directron. 4th , Hack up the front bezel with some modder's mesh . Done! http://www.laddergames.com/images/750/IM001269t.jpg . . . . http://www.laddergames.com/images/750/IM...
by Katana Man
Mon May 19, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430612

Thanks for the update. It was already on the list since the OC System Diamond Warp is based on the CompuCase CI-6920 . However, your link now provides a place to buy it in the USA, thanks! I've updated the list. Once again, I'm impressed with Compucase cranking out the 120mm cases. Shockproof Pads o...
by Katana Man
Mon May 19, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any quiet full tower cases???
Replies: 13
Views: 11103

Yep, I have the original as well. Cost me $220 when I bought it many years ago, whew!

I'll try to get you some pics real soon.
by Katana Man
Mon May 19, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AOpen AK77-8XN and Silenttek
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

The AX4PER and the AK75 are the 2 with heatsinks. There are probably more.
You'll have to read up if they can do Vcore, multiplier , etc.. I have not messed with those. But I think they can.
by Katana Man
Mon May 19, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AOpen AK77-8XN and Silenttek
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

I currently own 3 of the most recent Aopen boards, and so far, I absolutely love them. I haven't had any problems so far, and I think Aopen is under rated. 2 of the 3 boards use a heatsink on the northbridge which makes me happy.
by Katana Man
Sun May 18, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 21967

Filter foam? Are you referring to the this pic? If so, it came with the case, but I'm not using it.
by Katana Man
Sun May 18, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any quiet full tower cases???
Replies: 13
Views: 11103

WAIT! Don't get rid of that $220 Supermicro SC-750A case just yet! I have the same case and have made it very quiet. I'll be putting up pics later. I basically took this loud 7 fan case and turned it into a quiet three 120mm fan case. It can breath easy and now has positive pressure as well.
by Katana Man
Sat May 17, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 103013

gbass01 wrote:if guys force him out of business with these diatribes, I will lose my warranty support!
He did that to himself with poor business practices. It's called responsibility for your actions.
by Katana Man
Thu May 15, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 103013

Let's not get sidetracked on a Microsoft issue. Many of us try our best not to buy Microsoft products. That's about all we can do concering Microsoft. But the main point is: Just because one company does it, it does not justify us to tolerate it SilenX from doing it. In our small silent PC community...
by Katana Man
Thu May 15, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 103013

Oh ok. Yeah, Exotic should do something about that.
I know it would not be pleasant to remove all of your hard work concerning your SilenX review, but I would suggest it.
Or as a minimum, update the review with some links to these recent SilentX posts.
by Katana Man
Thu May 15, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 103013

I'm quiet suprised to see SilenX banner ads still running on the site. Personally, I would refund any remaining deposits back to him, and remove the ads, and reviews as well.
by Katana Man
Wed May 14, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: McMaster shipping prices + labelling on fan isolators
Replies: 17
Views: 6995

Yeah, I talked to a manager about showing shipping prices. Even AFTER your credit card goes through, it shows "shipping charges to be applied". You won't know the shipping charge until you receive the product or see your credit card statement.
by Katana Man
Fri May 09, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I can not believe this !!!
Replies: 34
Views: 8314

hehe, ruprag, that was hilarious. Thanks for the good laugh :)
by Katana Man
Thu May 08, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan isolators are "the bee's knees"!
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

Yes, they are the same exact ones. I've bought from both places.
by Katana Man
Thu May 08, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 21967

611, I'm not certain about the 610.
by Katana Man
Thu May 08, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan isolators are "the bee's knees"!
Replies: 15
Views: 4621

I'm glad you are now a 'believer' of fan isolators :) I now have a bag of 60 isolators, you know, just in case I ever need them! LOL
by Katana Man
Thu May 08, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent 92mm and 120mm fans (12V DC) ?
Replies: 33
Views: 23871

I was wondering at what voltage the Papst wins: All, 12V, 7V, or 5V? I've heard the Papsts start to click when undervolted. Well these 4412's I received do not click. Keep in mind some people are using PWM verses other methods to reduce voltages. It's my understanding the PWM can cause certain fans...
by Katana Man
Thu May 08, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 103013

IMO, reviews here are a privilege for those who sell products. They are far from being a "right." At this time I am totally uninterested interested in doing ANY reviews on ANY samples from silenx.com. In fact, it is very possible that silenx.com will be banned from our forums. I have a very bad tas...
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Papst 120mm 4412 - what a sweet fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6403

What are you using to control the voltages? PWM can cause clicking. I was using a rheostat.
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent 92mm and 120mm fans (12V DC) ?
Replies: 33
Views: 23871

I'm sure they would have different ratings since the bearings would receive their weight load in different places. Most people here have found that blowholes are not the best solution, so horizontal mounting isn't really a concern.
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quieter drives in future?
Replies: 10
Views: 3569

I bet a year from now you'll see only small changes in noise levels of hard drives. But the future will hold hard drives with no noise at all. Completely silent.
Read about solid state hard drives.
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent 92mm and 120mm fans (12V DC) ?
Replies: 33
Views: 23871

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 wins. They are all pretty close, but the Papst excels in it's perfect balance, a...
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beautiful case with 120mm intake/exhaust and lotsa room?
Replies: 18
Views: 6933

Newegg.com has a killer sale on the Genies right now: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=chenbro+104 $68 and $69 with only $10 shipping. You can contact Chenbro and try to get a hold of the A9971(SR10405) front bezel for it. It has a door. http://www.chenbro.com.tw...
by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Papst 120mm 4412 - what a sweet fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6403

I just hooked up a voltmeter to my Zalman ZM-MFC1 rheobus. Even though Zalman's web site says it goes down to 6.5V, mine actually goes down to 4.9V. Papst has no problems starting every time. Absolutely no clicking at any voltage. (Just to clarify, I bought the 4412 FGL from directron. ) Liquidated,...