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by Katana Man
Sun Apr 27, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161415

crisspy, I just thought I'd share some close ups of my first hole:
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by Katana Man
Sun Apr 27, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A Better Nibbler....
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

Thanks for the pics Bluefront! I've always wondered about the output quality of a nibbler. Now I know :) Thanks to crisspy's post , I'm liking the finished results of using tin snips better: http://www.laddergames.com/images/750/IM001221t.JPG http://www.laddergames.com/images/750/IM001214t.JPG
by Katana Man
Sat Apr 26, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators experience (good report)
Replies: 66
Views: 30812

Question: Do rubber grommets will work just as good as the E.A.R. fan isolators? Answer: [/size] The answer is no. Even if the grommets were made from that same material as the E.A.R. fan isolators, the answer would still be no. Why? Because grommets are used in conjunction with metal screws. Even ...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

The 120mm fan sucks air into the PSU and blows out the back of the PSU. In other words, it draws air from the interior of the case, and blows it out the rear.
Look at this pic:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/ima ... /final.jpg
The PSU works best with positive air pressure.
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My compliments to all SPCR forum members
Replies: 14
Views: 3698

My compliments to all SPCR forum members

I've been on many forums over the years, and I must compliment you guys on how clean your posts are. I was just noticing today that the posts from you guys are enjoyable to read, contains no profanity, informative, etc... We all seem focused on the task at hand, which is silencing our PC's. It's a v...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Don't worry, with a normal computer set up, the fan won't get any faster. The 350W model seems to handle the load with ease. Good idea: Someone at Overclockers forum mentioned that we should all encourage Newegg.com to carry the 350W model. Go to http://www.newegg.com and click on the "Your Ideas" l...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: heavy case modding
Replies: 10
Views: 4083

I think the foot in the picture is a nice touch :D
http://n.ethz.ch/student/mdjokic/test/2 ... -50-15.jpg
It's becoming your personalized trademark.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/ima ... u/psu8.jpg
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

blueberrycake, I think they all come with grills. You can order case from coolcases.com, and they can remove the grills for you. barry, I have no personal experience with those 2 cases, but I've researched them extensively, and read all the reviews. Let's just say I practically drool when I see the ...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Wow, almost 4000 reads to this post :)
Just wanted to let you all know, coolcases.com now has the 350W model in stock thanks to us :)
http://www.coolcases.com
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

Hi Dan, Yes, this is what I posted in the original post. Newark has some. Most of these require a purchase of 20 or more fans. And unfortunately, they don't have the new 4710KL's :( For long URL's like that, it's best to use this format: [ url=http:/blah]Link text here[ /url] Otherwise, it stretches...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Most people use mid towers, and a large portion of full towers have space for 120mm fans. It's the mid towers that are hard to find.
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 22020

dgouldin, Thank you for offering to host the pics, but the connection is not reliable enough, so I've put them somewhere else. You should be able to see them now.
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

Thanks for the catch lurker. I'm not finding the 4710NL's on their web site anymore. They probably stopped making them.

The 4710KL's look nice!

4710KL-04W-B10 is 63.5 CFM at 27dBA, wow! Seems a bit too good to be true, but I'm willing to try. Where oh where can I buy some of these!
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 22020

Now on to the modifications: First, I cut the holes with tin snips, drilled the new isolator holes (yeah, I think I'll stop calling them screw holes, because I wont use screws anymore :D ) I used some c-strip edge molding to clean up the apearance and sharp edges. http://www.laddergames.com/images/6...
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 22020

Chenbro 611 project

For $41 shipped from newegg , I just had to check out the Chenbro 611. I chose beige, but black is available. The case comes with a 92mm Sunon KD1209PTB-6 rated at 44CFM @ 33dBA.That's an $11 value. I can probably use it somewhere else. http://www.laddergames.com/images/611/IM001186t.jpg This pic sh...
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

Nice purchase! The B20's push more air than the B10's
http://www.eminebea.com/content/pdf/TMP ... 4710kl.pdf
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

dukla2000, Is the Nidec D12T-12PL same as the Vantec Stealth? Look at this: http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/61/378.htm?931 I'm also wondering if the EZ Fan FP108MS3 is a Papst. They look the same to me, and have similar specs, and same oil impregnated Sintered-Sleeve bearings. It's actually 2100 RPM...
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161415

And because of crisspy's post, I've cut 3 perfect 120mm holes in one of my cases. This has saved me a bundle of money, because I was thinking about getting an expensive Greenlee punch. No need to now. Those Wiss tin snips are something else.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

You could say that I'm pretty much hooked on silencing computers. It's really an enjoyable hobby. I love reading this forum daily. I've learned that cases with 120mm fans are the answer. I've done a D8000 project and that went well. I've learned how to cut holes with tin snips and will be starting a...
by Katana Man
Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

crisspy, Once again, I've got to thank you for your tin snip post. I've cut my first 120mm hole, and it turned out great! I didn't even have to use a hammer to flatten anything. The hole lip is flat as a pancake :) I've had this $220 Supermicro case sitting around for years: http://www.supermicro.co...
by Katana Man
Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata + FSP350-60PN
Replies: 9
Views: 8217

Actually, the D8000, Macase GALAXY II, and Antec SLK3700, are all based on the CompuCase LX-6A19.

The guts are the same in each, it's the outside that varies slightly. Refer to this post if you are looking for cases with 120mm holes.
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 18, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Where did you order from?
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 18, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Yep, I know that's what the others do :) That's why I'm a tad skeptical. I could put a 80mm 12 dBA papst in a Fortron and have the same thing, but I'm not confident that the PSU was designed for such low air flow. I mean, there is a reason for heat sinks and fans in them. But, keep in mind, that's j...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Sorry to burst your bubble, what can I say...the truth and nothin but the truth 8) On the other hand, you can look at it this way: What's to stop any reseller from opening up a Fortron, putting a quiet low flow fan in there and selling it? I for one, am more comfortable buying an officially backed ...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

crisspy,
I've read your big post on tin snips many times. Thank You. I also took your advice and bought red and green Wiss tin snips. I've got a spare junked case that I'm going to practice on. If all goes well, I'm going to give it a go. I never would have if it wasn't for your post, thanks again.
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12850

It might work, but I think any screw strong enough to hold up a PSU will probably transfer vibrations. I think another approach is to isolate the fan inside the PSU.
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12850

http://us.st7.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/directron_1736_1800260 $9 at Directron http://store.yahoo.com/directron/tnsypw.html Personally, I don't think these make any sense unless this is the only area where the PSU touches the case, and the PSU isn't hard mounted. Assuming this was the only area wh...
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

Dr.CrackEnHore wrote:Punching 120mm by hand will be a bitch and the onpening will definitly not be true after.
Are you referring to using a ratchet with a greenlee punch? Can you explain further on what would happen using a ratchet vs. hydraulic?
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

Yeah, I really want one, but they are so expensive. They never replied to my email either. Probably because I was only interested in buying 1. It says alot about a company who doesn't have the time to sell to end users. Pretty sad if you ask me.
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

Here is a better link: http://www.dremel.com/productdisplay/display.asp?sku=960-01 Unfortunately, I know how slow dremels cut through steel. A 120mm hole would probably take 3 hours and a few blades. Too bad you couldn't turn the dremel 90 degrees and use cuttoff wheels. Those are much faster, but t...