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by Katana Man
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2x120mm fans necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 8564

I'm always here. Everyday. Looking for new items with the word "120mm" in it :D. I just haven't posted a ton recently.
by Katana Man
Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2x120mm fans necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 8564

Gerrok, a single 120mm can move plenty of air. But us noise conscious people would prefer multiple slow running 120mm's so you can can't hear them.

An analogy might be 1 person yelling, "FIRE!! Everybody out" vs some authority personel calmly directing people to the exits.
by Katana Man
Sun Oct 12, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428950

Yeah, that's what I found as well.
by Katana Man
Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428950

MGP, do you have a link to some pics?
by Katana Man
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428950

I've seen a few cases with room for 120mm up front and 80mm in the back. Personally, I like the option of running a slower quiet 120 in the back, and the front 120mm can run a bit faster to maintain positive pressure. I will use a rheostat, different fan models or thicknesses to control this. One of...
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

Thanks Mike and Ralph.
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

Ralph, Antec doesn't know how to put up decent pictures. Would you mind taking a few shots and posting them? To me, the sideways hard drive cage doesn't look like air would flow through it as well as a normal hard drive cage.
by Katana Man
Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4U rackmounts for quiet cases
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

I own many rackmount cases in various sizes. General rule of thumb: the smaller the fans, the louder they are. If you are looking at a 4U, I suggest any case that has a 120mm fan up front. I have some of these: Evercase ECR9400B http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduct.asp?description=11-127-011&depa=1...
by Katana Man
Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: rackmount cases (looking for opinions)
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

I own many rackmount cases in various sizes. General rule of thumb: the smaller the fans, the louder they are. If you are looking at a 4U, I suggest any case that has a 120mm fan up front. I have some of these: Evercase ECR9400B http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduct.asp?description=11-127-011&depa=1...
by Katana Man
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

AntecRep, thanks for answering some of our questions. But I bet you could save a lot of typing if you put up some good pics 8)

It never ceases to amaze me the tiny pics that big manufacturers put on their web sites. :x
by Katana Man
Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolcases D8000: which options to take for minimum noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

All you need from Jim is to make sure the grills are cut out. That's really the only thing he can do to make it quieter for you. For the rest of making it quieter, you'll have to do it on your own. And here is how:
Modified D8000 article.
by Katana Man
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

If someone buys this case, please report back if the front fan is mounted up front or behind the drives.
by Katana Man
Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

Does anyone know if the fron 120mm fan will mount in front of the hard drives or is it behind them like the Sonata?
by Katana Man
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26104

Where's a link to it? I can't find it.
by Katana Man
Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: help me find a case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

The Global WIN YCC-61F1 meets all of your needs.

This post covers all mid tower cases with 120mm fans.
by Katana Man
Mon Aug 18, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a case
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Yes, the Global WIN YCC-61F1 meets your needs except for the rubber grommet mounting.
by Katana Man
Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

A computer will run just fine with negative pressure. It's not a very big deal at all. But optimally, positive pressure controls the dust better, cools hard drives better, and helps quiet PSU's instead of fighting them.
by Katana Man
Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

Re: Front case fans really necessary?

Also, a word on negaitive pressure.....it seems to me that if you seal up any extraneous openings in the back and front, air would naturally create a healthy flow from the front when a fan is placed in the rear for exhaust. Where else can the air come from if you seal off all holes except the holes...
by Katana Man
Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

Looks like my D8000 setup is a bit better than yours. I also have it sitting on carpet under my desk. But I've also done the same technique to 2 other machines: http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=4235 http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=4745 I don't have any noise measur...
by Katana Man
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

Correct, put the stronger ones up front. If all fans are the same brand/model, then use a rheostat or voltage reduction on the rear fan(s). Click on my signature to see an example. I also can't stress enough what an improvement it is to use modder's mesh on the front. It doesn't seem to sink in to p...
by Katana Man
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

You bring up a good point. Front fans provide another advantage in cooling hard drives. They will cause the great majority of incoming cool air to flow in from one location. You can use this to cool the drives.
by Katana Man
Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front case fans really necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 4602

They are not necessary, but certainly preferred in order to maintain positive air pressure. Positive air pressure is important with the lastest quiet PSU's. These quiet PSU's generally do not move much air, and negative air pressure can cause the airflow to come to a halt. For example, on the opposi...
by Katana Man
Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are my CaseMod.com L1A's off balance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

I know yours are 80mm, but I just want to say that I've had some poor success with 120mm L1A's from directron. They were unbalanced as well. My take on it: Panaflo's assembly line quality is poor and you can sometimes get some bad ones. On the opposite end of the scale is Papst. To me, these have al...
by Katana Man
Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Difference between FSP350-60PN and FSP350-60PF?
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

by Katana Man
Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 159053

They are both selling the non PF version.
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK900U enough for P4 2.8c?
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

fortran :) hehe, there are 12 other posts with that word.
fortran = a programming language
fortron = great power supplies.
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK900U enough for P4 2.8c?
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

The SLK900U is a monster. It almost doesn't need a fan :) You could use the 80mm if you want. However, I highly suggest a 92mm #1. Inside the case, you won't hear a undervolted 92mm fan. #2. It will move more air, keeping things cooler which means better stability. #3. The extra size of the 92mm han...
by Katana Man
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK900U enough for P4 2.8c?
Replies: 13
Views: 3492

The SLK900U is an outstanding heatsink. Best you can get for the weight ratio, in my opinion.
But, you would be better off with a 92mm fan.
by Katana Man
Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 159053

jamoore9, for certain you received the quiet version of the Fortron. I've heard a rhumor that the Aurora version is not as quiet. We are waiting for a review or someone to report back to us about it.
by Katana Man
Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 159053

Has anyone bought the Aurora Series version of this PSU from newegg yet? $55 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=FSP350%2D60PN&searchdepa=0&page=1
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