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by Katana Man
Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CompuCase LX-6A19 Black/Silver pictures anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2512

You'll be happy with the Papst 4412.
by Katana Man
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooling: Tower vs Desktop Case
Replies: 8
Views: 3572

I personally haven't seen any difference. Although I suppose you could justify that there may be a slight physics advantage with a tower since the hot air rises to the top of the case and out the PSU. So there might be a slight advantage to having a tower.
by Katana Man
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Negative Pressure Cases...No Way!
Replies: 63
Views: 23930

Positive air pressure allows the dust capture and cleanup to be more controlled. That is because the air and dust is coming in from one major location (usually the lower front bezel area). With negative air pressure, air comes in from multiple areas. Positive air pressure helps to keep it focused in...
by Katana Man
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm vs 80mm
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Did you modify the Chenbro 611 to have a front fan like this:?
http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=4235
by Katana Man
Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428979

Yep, I agree. I added it to the list, but I'm not buying one :)
I think they should have moved the push button controls up a few inches, and inserted a black mesh grill.
by Katana Man
Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428979

I've updated the list to include the Ahanix Black Knight. It's finally available for purchase at Mwave. $65 is a great price considering the built in fan controller and LCD display.

Thanks to ColdFlame for posting about availability at Mwave.
by Katana Man
Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So is there a nice looking case with 120 mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

by Katana Man
Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428979

Thanks. Done.
by Katana Man
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a case for an overclocked 3.2 GHz P4
Replies: 12
Views: 2608

Hehe, don't worry about it :) I've ordered 2 from Axion as well. Directron often sells out on the LX-6A19. They've just recently come back in stock at Directron. I ordered a spare just in case (no pun intended).
by Katana Man
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a case for an overclocked 3.2 GHz P4
Replies: 12
Views: 2608

Good choice on the CompuCase LX-6A19. Because the best airflow is important to you, the Antec BQE would not have been the best for you since the front drive cages hinder air flow.

And you just can't beat the $39 price tag at Directron.
by Katana Man
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro SR105 and SR107 Server Cases
Replies: 10
Views: 13334

You could not use one of the rear fans, or reduce them even further to 5V. It's hard to say without experimenting and watching your temps. This is why I prefer a single equal 120mm fans in front and back (or more fans in front). I turn the one in back as slow as it can go, and the one in front runs ...
by Katana Man
Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 9400 (4U Rackmount case) need help w/ mods
Replies: 9
Views: 4369

I'm not sure you followed my explaination. According to Gefen, to go only 50 feet, you would need two 25' DVI cables, plus the DVI repeater in between. That puts you at $400 for the repeater, plus the price for cables. He said that in some situations, if you extend too far, you have no video signal ...
by Katana Man
Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro PC61169
Replies: 5
Views: 2865

This case looks the same as the 611. I was able to modify the front of 611 to hold a 120mm as well. Here is my Chenbro 611 project.
by Katana Man
Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 9400 (4U Rackmount case) need help w/ mods
Replies: 9
Views: 4369

I just got off the phone with Gefen. The tech said that their high quality copper based DVI cables can go 25'-30' feet. Anything past that will require their DVI repeater. The DVI repeater goes in the middle of 2 DVI cables. With the DVI repeater, you can go to about 50' feet. Higher resolutions als...
by Katana Man
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Delta?
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

LOL ! :P
by Katana Man
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 9400 (4U Rackmount case) need help w/ mods
Replies: 9
Views: 4369

Hi Jonathan, This weekend, I also worked inside my Evercase 4U. I recommend removing the cage that holds the speaker. (This can be seen at the top right of this picture) http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/11-127-011-05.JPG There is no reason for this cage unless you are dealing with long server...
by Katana Man
Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro SR105 and SR107 Server Cases
Replies: 10
Views: 13334

I've noticed similar results with the new 120mm PSU's. This is probably true with most of today's quiet PSU's. Since they don't move a high amount of air, it's important to have positive air pressure. Otherwise your case fans will fight the PSU.
by Katana Man
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting article on case arflow techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 9721

There's another advantage of front intake fans. You can cool your hard drives better.
by Katana Man
Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone got a Acousticase C6607? (Silent Case Advice Needed)
Replies: 18
Views: 5454

Yes, that's definately true. The CompuCase LX-6A19 is designed better than the Sonata.
by Katana Man
Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180954

I definately agree. Very practical, but these look pretty silly to me, so I'd prefer to go without :)
by Katana Man
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone got a Acousticase C6607? (Silent Case Advice Needed)
Replies: 18
Views: 5454

I don't want to get too far off topic, so I started a new post on my recommendations about low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise techniques.
by Katana Man
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180954

No. It's definately more than that. It slows the air speed down completely. Having a grill, filter, or bezel, etc. very close the the fan will also causes it to be louder as well. Temperatures also confirm my findings as well. Test it out, you'll see what I mean.
by Katana Man
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180954

Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique

I've built hundreds of computers, and I've come to the conclusion, that using filters will keep the computer a little cleaner on the inside, but causes them to be louder. This is because you have to run the fans much faster to compensate for the poor air flow. I've learned to go all or nothing. The ...
by Katana Man
Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone got a Acousticase C6607? (Silent Case Advice Needed)
Replies: 18
Views: 5454

I don't own an Acousticase C6607, however I have built the same thing. Click here to see it . In my opinion, the CompuCase LX-6A19 is the best steel case on the market. Derivatives based on this case are: LX-6A21, D8000, Macase GALAXY II, Antec SLK3700, and Acousticase C6607. It's designed well, and...
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

The European Compucase and USA web sites are both wrong. The English Compucasecorp and UK web sites are correct. The 6919 only has one 120mm. Here's a pic. Notice the front fan design does not accomodate a 120mm. http://store.yahoo.com/lib/directron/6919sb If you want dual, check out this list of ca...
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan isolators worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Yes, those are the ones to use. They are superior to everything else.
I like them so much I have a spare bag of 60 of them! :)
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6919
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

DAS,
According to what you said, you don't want the 6919. It does not have dual 120mm's like the 6A19 or 6A21.
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: my new Compucase 6A19
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

In my experience, it is definately worth it to modify the front of the case to increase air flow. Good airflow like this allows all the fans to be slowed way down, and your temps will drop as well. You simply cannot hear my computers unless you turn off the lights or stick your head under the desk! ...
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan isolators worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5579

Personally, for me, I'll never hard mount a fan again (where possible). Fan isolators are definately worth it.
by Katana Man
Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Jigsaw for hole cutting?
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

You might save yourself a whopping $4 to get a blade which won't last very long. I say get some Wiss tin snips, it's a steal for $10 or so. They'll last longer, make a much cleaner cut, and won't make a mess.