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by Katana Man
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180916

I use a long plastic extension on the vacuum cleaner and I can clean up the case in probably 30 seconds. I try my best not to touch any circuitry. I've never had a problem with stability or ruining any of the electronics. As for the dust, my only concern is if it builds up on the fans or CPU heatsin...
by Katana Man
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fan grills are evil...
Replies: 15
Views: 29488

Finally, some people are seeing the light! Thank you guys :) I've been firm believer in the low resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique. - A stock LX-6A19 case setup has 8 restriction pieces. These include 1 front bezel, 1 filter, 2 case grills, 2 fan holders, 1 finger guard, and 1 PSU grill....
by Katana Man
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Hey Katana Man I have been looking for a case with good airflow and to be quiet also; so I saw your mod you did with the CompuCase LX-6A19 and knew that I had to have that case.I have a few questions about it. 1. Where did you buy the case from and how much is it? also 2. I really like the mesh fro...
by Katana Man
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180916

My feelings have changed on air filters. I now feel that they are unecessary. Let's face it, computers will get dust in them. It's not the end of the world. I don't know about you guys, but I have to go inside my computers (to replace a card, upgrade, or whatever else) a couple of times per year. Na...
by Katana Man
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP350-60PN came with the fan reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

That was my first impression too. I know how fans can have a little kickback when they are up against some resistance. But this wasn't the case this time. The fan was definately installed wrong. Pictures of other Forton FSP350's confirmed my suspicion. Sure enough, when I took it apart, the fans air...
by Katana Man
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron FSP350-60PN came with the fan reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Fortron FSP350-60PN came with the fan reversed

I just picked up a Fortron FSP350-60PN from newegg, and the fan is reversed! It's sucking air from the back of the case and blowing air into the case. Not sure how quality control missed that one.
by Katana Man
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

To go dual 120mm in the front or back, generally means you're moving away from mid tower cases into full tower cases. The Lite-On FS020 from coolcases.com might be a good choice for you. Watch out for negative air pressure. Negative air pressure will fight your PSU air flow. Personally, I'd recommen...
by Katana Man
Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

The list has been updated.
by Katana Man
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Have you seen the GMC H-60 for sale anywhere? If not, there's no reason to add it.
by Katana Man
Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Info about the LX-6A19 from Directron
Replies: 12
Views: 3173

Yeah, what a steal this case is. For $39 base price, you get a case that's designed for excellent dual 120mm air flow, isolated hard drive mounts, and a PSU to boot! I've bought many LX-6A19's and hope that they continue to sell well.
by Katana Man
Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another LX-6a19 question
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

This is my recommendation:
Get any variation of the CompuCase 6A19 and then modify the front bezel for low air flow resistance, like this:
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by Katana Man
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919: Non-removable side panel
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Unless you need a full tower, I'd recommend the LX-6A19 over this 6919. The 6A19 has room for two 120mm fans, whereas the 6919 only has room for one. The 6A19 also allows you remove both side panels. I was able to install sound dampening material in both sides. See this review: http://www.silentpcre...
by Katana Man
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 11964

Doh. You beat me to it Mike.
by Katana Man
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 11964

Yeah, I hear ya. Computers can certainly heat up rooms. Technically speaking, the CPU will kick out x amount of watts depending on what your CPU load is. A good heatsink will trick you into thinking that your CPU isn't putting out a lot of wattage, but in reality, the heatsink is just moving the hea...
by Katana Man
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 11964

krage, If you take the side panel off of your case and see a significant drop (4-5 degrees) in temperature, then it's more likely an airflow problem in and out of the case and not your SilenX 92mm. Another quick test would be to swap out the SilenX 92mm for something faster. Both tests are cheap and...
by Katana Man
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 11964

I just upgraded to an Athlon 64 3200+ and I'm using a Thermalright SLK-948U. With a Panaflo 92mm fan at 6V, it's quiet and I'm running around 35.5 - 39C at idle. I'm very happy with the speeds and temperature. When the XP-120 heatsink comes out, I'll be upgrading.
by Katana Man
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Noise Killer gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Yep, that's just about the only way you can truly isolate it - if the screws don't touch the case.
by Katana Man
Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Noise Killer gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

I cannot see how these would be very effective due to the 4 solidly mounted screws holding in the PSU.
by Katana Man
Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec SLK1650 an alternative to 3700?
Replies: 11
Views: 3467

Note it has room for only one 120mm fan.
by Katana Man
Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98056

This XP-120 is going to be awesome. I can't wait. My D8000 will now have all 120mm fans! Four of them! I'm really hoping they release the AMD 64 version soon.
by Katana Man
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 80 mm vrs 120 mm, which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 6033

I have built hundreds of computers in my past, and the cases with dual 120mm fans are by far the quietest I've built. 80mm fans tend to have a higher "whiney" pitch. Not only that, but the use of 120's have produced cooler running components. My technique (which many people are scared to do), is to ...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

I updated the list. Let me know if I missed any.
by Katana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 19029

limee wrote:How do you remove the fans from the isolaters, do they come off wth some elbow grease or do u have to cut the ear isolater?
You just pull, and the fans come off pretty easily. This makes them reusable.
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Yeah, that one is already on the list. It's the Global WIN YCC-61F1
by Katana Man
Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Are you sure? Their website says:
Ventilation: Front: 6cm Fan x 2 + Rear: 12cm, 8cm or 9cm fan x 1
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Don't see why not. The title of this thread is "Cases With 120mm Fans" and it looks to me like the Aria is a case with a 120mm fan in it. Am I missing something? It's hard to tell by the title of this thread, but the original post is talking about, and has a list of mid tower cases with room for 12...
by Katana Man
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428895

Yes, someone please start another thread for the Aria case, because it should not be in this thread.
by Katana Man
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiCase C6607 with or without fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3658

Yes, you should get at least one, if not two 120mm fans. Since you've dedicated some funds for a nice machine and case, I'd suggest to do the same and not skimp on quality fans. I'd recommend two Papst 4412 120mm fans, and run them around 5-6 volts. Check out my signature link to see a similar setup.
by Katana Man
Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 19" rackmount PC dream
Replies: 10
Views: 3862

Here are a few with a single 120mm up front: Maxtop IPC-4032B-AL http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduct.asp?description=11-150-047&depa=1 Evercase ECR9400B http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduct.asp?description=11-127-011&depa=1 Antec 4U22 http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduct.asp?description=11-129-1...
by Katana Man
Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiCase AC C6607 Reviewed
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

I also concur, when I added the AcoustiPack to my case, there was no detectable temperature increase at all.