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by Katana Man
Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

It sucks air into the psu and exhausts it out the back.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2nd PSU poll: please VOTE AGAIN!
Replies: 117
Views: 43689

As most of you know, I'm using the new Fortron 350W 120mm fan PSUs. I'm very satisfied with them. I have no idea on how it could be improved unless it was fanless.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Yes, it's got all the P4 connectors, plus all the typical connectors.
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Ultimate Silent AND Cool (heatwise) fan controller
Replies: 16
Views: 5535

What I mean by that is while most FanBus' drop voltage by converting it to excess heat, my fan controller does the same thing but without generating any heat. Thus, it doesn't heat up the inside of your case like others do. And it doesn't cause all that audible noise that PWM controllers do, which ...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Ultimate Silent AND Cool (heatwise) fan controller
Replies: 16
Views: 5535

Re: Ultimate Silent AND Cool (heatwise) fan controller

ravton wrote: ...with generating any heat
Do you mean "with out generating any heat"?
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless GeForce FX 5200 now available
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Fanless GeForce FX 5200 now available

Wow, what am I missing here? This card looks great!
$88 shipped! (64MB version)
$100 shipped (128MB version)

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by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Intel ATX12V 1.3 coming
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: preemptive strike

Thanks Will!! This is what we are all looking for.....now, just how quiet is this thing?
At 2,360 cfm, the word "quiet" and this "Be Cool universal fan" should not be posted on the same page together :)
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Intel ATX12V 1.3 coming
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

That really bites. The war between AMD and Intel have caused them to think about speed only, and not effeciency. This makes PC's louder for us consumers :( Soon were all going to need 10 lb heat sinks. We'll need to move our PC's around with hand truck lift dollies or on casters. On the other hand, ...
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolcases.com modded D8000 (OEM Antec SLK3700)
Replies: 42
Views: 21048

Well, I'm not positive because I don't have any 2.0 devices. However, I do currently have my D8000 case plugged into my USB 2.0 connector on my motherboard and it does work with my 1.0 devices.
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolcases.com modded D8000 (OEM Antec SLK3700)
Replies: 42
Views: 21048

Right, but you are referring the device capabilities. I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to use the USB case connectors and plug it into a USB 2.0 motherboard, and it will run 2.0 devices.
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolcases.com modded D8000 (OEM Antec SLK3700)
Replies: 42
Views: 21048

From what I've read, people using USB 2.0 products have never had trouble using USB 1.0 connectors and wires.
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolcases.com modded D8000 (OEM Antec SLK3700)
Replies: 42
Views: 21048

Great job! You just sold me. I'll be ordering your mesh today.
Currently, I'm running with the faceplate off because it causes a 3C increase when it's on. Yes, 3C. I've tested it multiple times. The mesh should do the trick.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone tried putting pc in next room?
Replies: 35
Views: 10902

*cracks knuckles* Gentlemen, allow me :wink: I consider myself an expert on this subject only because I've been researching this exact topic for over 5 years now. The problem is the video. I've tried cable after cable, expensive Cat5 KVM extenders, Cat5 video extenders, and video signal boosters. (I...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Differences between D8000 and SLK3700?
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

Yes, they are based on the same case. The Antec SLK3700, D8000, and Macase GALAXY II are all based on the CompuCase LX-6A19 . I might have been able to mount the 120mmx38mm fan up front, but if you read my D8000 quiet case project review , you would see that I did not and WILL not ever hard mount a ...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 2 120 mm or bigger fans on the back
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Also, refer to this post for a list of cases with 120mm fans.
For two 120mm case fans in the back, you'll have to look at some larger cases.
by Katana Man
Sun Apr 06, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solid State HDD from Bit Micro
Replies: 23
Views: 11773

Yes, I've been getting a ton of questions about the Solid State Disk Drives, and that is very understandable considering their desirable nature. http://www.bitmicro.com/imgs/edisk-fibre.jpg Pros: It's a hard drive with no moving parts. They create no noise. They create no heat. You can get them in j...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 14db v. 18db v. 20db ??? Can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6483

livedistortion,

Your answer is here:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=3607

And Jim from Coolcases.com is not yet stocking the 120mm version.
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

Here's the conclusion I've come to. The best solution is the greenlee punch with hydraulics. But this is way too expensive. So, you might be on to something with nibblers. Check out these as well: This one may not be strong enough, as it's only rated for 20 gauge. I'm not sure how that rates compare...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 14db v. 18db v. 20db ??? Can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6483

Yeah, that would be great if you could get a hold of one for a comparison. I've got the 350W model, and would be very impressed if the SilenX is quieter. Of course, the electronics would also need to be looked at as well. The stability of the Fortrons are well known. My rails are the best I've seen:...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 14db v. 18db v. 20db ??? Can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6483

Re: 14db v. 18db v. 20db ??? Can't decide...

I know that decibels are on a log scale, so each 10 db means a doubling in noise, right? Well... that would mean that the new FSB PSUs with a 120mm fan ("under 20db") are more than 50% louder than a SilenX 14db PSU. You are assuming that the Forton PSU is running at 20dBA. I don't know the exact nu...
by Katana Man
Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

(resubmitting this post, lost during the server move)

My D8000 quiet case project is now posted on this site. Thanks Mike.
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noise Control Stealth - Ultimate Silent Case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3158

Oh wow, you are right. Those have got to be the worst I've seen.
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noise Control Stealth - Ultimate Silent Case?
Replies: 4
Views: 3158

The "whisper box" is certainly a good idea. You can purchase something similar here: http://www.muffledcomputing.com/ As for this being the ultimate pre-built, I'd say no way because it uses 80mm case fans. A full tower like this has no excuse for not using 120mm fans. Read my D8000 quiet case proje...
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 19171

I bought some fan isolators from Silicon Acoustics and have a great report. I will NEVER hard mount a fan again. I don't have any dBA testing equipment, but I did compare the noise before and after, and it simply is a no brainer. Fans holes with 2 lips vs 1 solid tube are easier to install. By pulli...
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Case and and CPU fan - what's the difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Yep, you sure can. There is no real difference. It's all about CFM/noise. However, when comparing a 25mm thick vs. a 38mm thick fan with identical CFM, the 38mm fan can push the air a little better when faced with resistance. The most common size is still 25mm, except for overclockers with their scr...
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 30, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

I looked over the rotozip info, and there is nothing in the owner's manual that says metal :(
by Katana Man
Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

Would using a large punch require putting too much torque on the case? Do hydraulic punches eliminate the torque issue?
by Katana Man
Sat Mar 29, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm knockout punch tool
Replies: 31
Views: 27942

120mm knockout punch tool

Well, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a 120mm round knockout punch tool. In my research, I've found that Greenlee makes many nice punches. http://www.greenlee.textron.com/images/30384_1.gif http://www.greenlee.textron.com/download/archive/45-49.pdf For those of you who don't know what a knockou...
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another Case Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3815

The D8000 from coolcases.com is nearly the same case as the Antec SLK3700, but it does not have a front door cover. It comes without the PSU and is only $52.

Spending money on a good case solution is well spent money. It will outlast your internal components.