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by Katana Man
Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another Case Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3815

Sounds like the Antec Sonata, SLK3700, and Lian Li 6070 would be candidates.

Here's a list of cases with 120mm fans:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=3606
by Katana Man
Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Yep, we knew what you meant. Don't forget, there is an Edit button.
by Katana Man
Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Grounding unmounted HD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Yeah, they are smokin. You're grounded.
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Yeah, your model must be designed different. The new model fan is so quiet, I can barely hear it. I am extremely pleased with it.
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 24, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

ez2remember,
Are you referring to the 235W version you found in London?
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A 120mm fan is unbalanced
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

Panaflo L1A 120mm fan is unbalanced

I just ordered 2 Panaflo FBA12G12L1A's and both of them are unblanced. The fan will walk across the table, wiggle in your hand, or shake your entire case. I am not impressed with the lack of attention to detail Panasonic put into these fans.
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Re: Fortron 120mm vs 80mm

I emailed Fortron in Fremont and here is what Danielle Choi, Fortron Sales Manager, had to say: "FSP 300 60 BTV vs BNV ** BTV - vent cut outs are on top of the unit whereas BNV has the cut outs in the rear of the unit. You may also look at the FSP300-60ATV which is a much quieter model." The latter...
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron vs Sparkle
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

They are one and the same.
Fortron is the parent company of Sparkle. When looking at model numbers, you'll notice FSP which stands for Fortron Source Power.
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Hey nocturnal! I'm almost done with my D8000 project. Loaded with silencing goodies. I've been taking pictures, and will have a full report on the case (possibly a secondary report to Mike's upcoming report). I can tell you that you need not worry about the exaust 120 and the PSU 120 conflicting. Th...
by Katana Man
Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

I think that SPCR should defainately do a review on this PSU, and test it for noise levels. Especially since Fortron/Sparkle are known for their superb electronics. I've never tried the Nexus myself, but honestly, I don't know how the Nexus could be any quieter. The Sparkle will be my new standard P...
by Katana Man
Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Thanks, I've updated the list, although I did not add the Compucase CI-6919 since it's a full tower.
by Katana Man
Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

I'd say it's moving a small amount of air. I'd guess around 30 cfm. The 120mm fan rpms are really cut back. I can say this, because I know what it sounds like at full speed (during the initial start). I would also guess that it's running around 5V or less at idle. Keep in mind, I've only run this wi...
by Katana Man
Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

My report

Got this PSU fired up. Here's my report: Umm... Wow! Before I heard this PSU in action, I thought that I may want to swap out the 120mm fan with something quieter. Turns out, this won't be necessary. This thing is so quiet !! From 2 feet away, I have a hard time hearing it! When you first power it u...
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Politik, my ATX tester is still not here, but I'll let you know as soon as I fire up the new PSU :)
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 17, 2003 7:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anti-Vibration HDD/CDROM Screws
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Sigh, anyone else tired of these manufacturing companies using PDF's for their web site? Lazy is what it is.
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 17, 2003 6:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slk3700, fan question
Replies: 22
Views: 10160

Yep, I understood your post, but time and time again, I see pictures of people with an Antec SLK3700 for example, and they are using a 92mm in front. Just seems like a waste to me.
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 16, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: wow!! - 52 cfm @ 18dBA (but there's a catch)
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Heck, I'll try it. Anyone know where I can get one in the USA?
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slk3700, fan question
Replies: 22
Views: 10160

I can't phathom why anyone would use a 92mm when they have space for a 120mm. Unless they don't want to spend a few extra bucks on the 120mm. After building many cases, I've come to the conclusion that bigger is better (and quieter). That's my vote anyway.
by Katana Man
Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Thanks Landroval, I've updated the list.
Francis, which 120mm fans are you going with?
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

If I use a rheostat, then I wouldn't have to worry about PWM noise right?
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

Hmmm... you may have persuaded me to not choose the NMB. I will definately be in the 5V-7V range. I don't want buzzing or clicking. I'm thinking about a Papst then, although they are out of stock everywhere, and I don't know if they will start at 5V. I don't think I'll have room in the D8000 case fo...
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Well, I've ordered everything except the 120mm fans. And I think I'm just going to kick back and take my time with this case. I'm going to see how well I can keep the cables organized, install the AcoustiPack as best as I can, I also bought the new zalman fan controller . (That'll be a challenge to ...
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order
Replies: 19
Views: 9164

Quiet NMB 120mm fan bulk order

NMB has a sweet fan I have my eye on. Similar specs of Papst, but cheaper: 4710NL-04W-B10-P00 http://www.nmbtech.com/pdf/dcfans/dc4710nl.pdf 120mm x 25mm 27 dBA 59 CFM Newark.com has them, but they need to be bought in quantity of 20 :( I can't find them anywhere else. If I ordered 20, I'd be keepin...
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

All of my new cases (I build many per month) will be 120mm cases from now on. I decided to start with a D8000. I'll give a review and pictures when I'm done. I also bought the AcoustiPack Deluxe for it.
by Katana Man
Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Me too! Bought an ATX tester off of a reputable buyer on ebay, and the darn thing is taking forever to get here. (He's getting a negative feedback, long story).

I hope it'll be in the mail today. I'll let you know.
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

Wow, you are right, the 13dBA difference would be much better than 1/3rd quieter. Did my math wrong. But nonetheless, we're getting a bit off topic. The point is, I sooo glad that Fortron/Sparkle came up with this model. I have not fired up the PSU yet, but if the 120mm fan is too strong at 12V, I'l...
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

The Lite on case you mentioned is the same FS020. The Addtronics 6896 only has a 90mm fan in back, so I didn't list that one.
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 160336

There is another way to look at it. Example: 80mm fan pushing 53 CFM = 39 dBA 120mm fan pushing 55 CFM = 26 dBA Since noise is doubled ever 3 dBA, the above example shows the 120mm fan is 1/3rd as noisy as the 80mm. Granted many of us from this forum wouldn't be using fans at high CFM, but the point...
by Katana Man
Tue Mar 11, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

Wow, 133 views already. Nobody knows of any other cases? Did I get them all? I am really looking forward to getting some new cases with 120mm fans. I know first hand how quiet 120mm fans can be. Especially when you run a pair of them in series which drops the voltage to 6volts each. I'm going to mak...