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by Katana Man
Wed May 07, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

One negative to this case..... no reset switch! What were they thinking?
by Katana Man
Tue May 06, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Papst 120mm 4412 - what a sweet fan
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Papst 120mm 4412 - what a sweet fan

I've tried a ton of 120mm fans now, and I'm sorry, but the Papst 4412 just plain wins. It is so smooth, so balanced. It does not vibrate at all in your hand. It puts out a lot of air for it's noise, and it's very consistent from 3V all the way up to 12V. I recently made my " Mean Machine " even bett...
by Katana Man
Mon May 05, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 22 dBA - SilenX 300 Watt PSU - 120mm
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

No, I'm not looking for a flat rate. A well designed site will show you the shipping costs in your shopping cart before you have to fill in your info (newegg is a good example). If shipping costs are shown after you must fill all of your info, then it can often be a shady practice to get extra bucks...
by Katana Man
Mon May 05, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 22 dBA - SilenX 300 Watt PSU - 120mm
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Are we talking about this one? If this is unmodified, then I'm not too happy with the following: 1. They are labeling it as a SilenX 300 Watt PSU - 120mm (that's false advertising) 2. The say it's, " Based on Fortron ATX-300-60BN ". Don't they mean PN? 3. They are charging a ton of money for it. $50...
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GlobalWin YCC-61F1
Replies: 8
Views: 4105

Sounds like a kick butt case! I want one! :D In my opinion, you've got the best case, the best PSU, the best sound absorbing material, now I suggest getting the best fans: the Papst 4412's. They are only $5 more than the Panaflos, quieter, and thinner (25mm). And, get the best PSU: the SLK900U. (for...
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Couple of Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2813

1. Fan isolators are better than grommets. Even if the grommets were made from that same material as the E.A.R. fan isolators, the answer would still the same. Why? Because grommets are used in conjunction with metal screws. Even though you may be using multiple grommets, the shaft of the metal scre...
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GlobalWin YCC-61F1 Case experience /judgements?
Replies: 6
Views: 3428

I don't have any experience "yet" with the GlobalWin YCC-61F1, but to me, this looks like the best mid tower you can buy right now. From the many reviews out there, it looks close to perfect. Well designed. Liquidated just got one in this morning, maybe he can shed some light, and pictures. Update: ...
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan for an SLK-900?
Replies: 18
Views: 5290

Hehe, yeah this topic has had a casual/lazy wandering on and off topic again. I'd love to see pics of your case when it's done. I would think there currently is no better mid tower out there.
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan for an SLK-900?
Replies: 18
Views: 5290

Wow, I had it in suck mode! I must have put it on wrong during my recent updates. It's now blowing, and my temps dropped another degree for the CPU and motherboard. CPU is now at 35C and the Motherboard is 22C :D Thanks for the catch guys. For a test, I cranked up the fans to 12V and the best I can ...
by Katana Man
Fri May 02, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan for an SLK-900?
Replies: 18
Views: 5290

Re: yeah

Actually I have to admit to have studied Katana's rig there and pretty much adopted his setup with the exception of case. Going with that globalwin 61F1 there san wheels since it's gotten so cheap.... relatively =) *Insert Homer Simpson drooling* I love the globalwin 61F1. I'd like to have that cas...
by Katana Man
Thu May 01, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan for an SLK-900?
Replies: 18
Views: 5290

Hey Katana Man - nice tidy setup. But it demands the smartass comment, does that Panaflo 92mm exhaust over the struts? And under your optical disk, is that just foam to damp the disk rack vibrations? Struts? Do you mean the heat sink fins? The foam is part of the AcoutisPack deluxe. It helps to red...
by Katana Man
Thu May 01, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan for an SLK-900?
Replies: 18
Views: 5290

On the other hand, the 92mm fan the spills over on the side is very desirable in some situations. In my D8000 rig, the 92mm fan sends some extra air directly onto the GPU heatsink and the motherboard northbridge heatsink. http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/katana//final.jpg With this setup, ...
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators experience (good report)
Replies: 66
Views: 32512

Wedge wrote:Katana Man,

These are the same fan isolators that can be purchased at silicon acoustics?
Yes.
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 439282

Thanks Neil, the list has been updated.
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

Does it say FSP350-60PN or FSP350-60PN(PF) ?
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

Don't take much stock in those pics on Rackmountpro. All 3 pics contradict one another.
This is the official site for the 610:
http://www.chenbro.com.tw/product/produ ... =102&pid=9
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

So the original external bezel is quite restrictive and your mesh is the opposite, but now the noise in the case has a straight path out... Through much experimenting, I've learned that it's better to open up the airflow and turn down the fan speed. If the bezel or anything was in front of the fan,...
by Katana Man
Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

Yep, I agree the technology behind PFC should not make a difference. But something is constructed or adjusted differently with this particular (PF) version. Maybe since I was the first to get the PSU, maybe I got a beta version or something, because I have a hard time hearing if it's even on. I have...
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

Mike, I've got the bezel pics up that you wanted. And the project is moving along nicely 8)
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 167683

I've updated the original post with this: Newegg has the 300W version XPDirect carries the 350W version Coolcases.com is also carrying the 350W version. Note: The PF versions are much louder than the non PF versions. If looking for a quiet PSU, Do Not order the FSP300-60PN(PF) or FSP350-60PN(PF) ver...
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any beige rheobuses out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Any beige rheobuses out there?

For my very low cost quiet case project, I'm looking for a beige rheobus, but I can't find any. Are there any out there?
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

You couldn't fit a 120mm Panaflo in there anyway.
by Katana Man
Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

That's what I was afraid of. This post is starting to confuse some people already. No, the PF version is different from the non PF version. The PF version is louder. The non PF version is quiet. IceFire, newegg is calling it a Fortron - P300XFPN 300W , but closer looking at the sticker will reveal i...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

My 350W (non PF) version does not move a lot of air. I have to put my hand within 6 inches to feel airflow from it. I wonder if the 350W runs cooler than the 300W version. I'd be suprised if the fan is running more than 5 V.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

I think you are OK. I don't think Jim is selling the PF version.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: AOpen FSP300-60PN(PF) 120mm fan PSU - major disappointment
Replies: 27
Views: 8122

Yeah, this definately confirms that the PF version is definately not the same as the non PF version. Looks like they are are 4 Aopen models: FSP300-60PN FSP300-60PN(PF) http://english.aopen.com.tw/products/power/fsp300-60PN.htm FSP350-60PN FSP350-60PN(PF) http://english.aopen.com.tw/products/power/f...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Don't let him try to convince you to put in any side panel fans or blow holes. The dual 120mm's are plenty.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Yep. It takes time to cut out the holes and do the mods that he offers. Jim is extremely reasonable, and will work with you to get the exact setup you want. Having him do some of the mods is still a bargain in my opinion. For example, on a recent case, I just spent a few hours measuring, cutting som...
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

No it does not. This case would not be the case for you. I'd suggest the D8000, Antec SLK3700, Compucase 6A19 for another low cost alternative with a removeable hard drive cage.
by Katana Man
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro 611 project
Replies: 46
Views: 23058

I got the holes cut, and I'm just waiting for my shippment of c strip molding. Looks like it'll come in tomorrow. I'll be posting plenty of pics. I think it's going to turn out well. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use some steel mesh on the front bezel as well. I don't know what these designers are th...