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by Katana Man
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

I haven't been keeping up to date with the latest cases. Is there a handful of cases that I need to add to the list, or is it getting to the point where there are many new 120mm models showing up often, and it would be pointless to try to keep up a list?
by Katana Man
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

I just use a vaccuum cleaner with a small attachment tip.
by Katana Man
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

I've been doing this technique on multiple computers for over 3 years now. It simply works well. Temps are low, and the dust buildup is minimal. I clean out the computers only once per year (at most). Maybe it's because the volume of air moving through is less than the traditional techniques, maybe ...
by Katana Man
Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

Hehe yeah, :) It's the first thing to go. I don't even take a new case out of the box unless my tin snips are within arms reach!
by Katana Man
Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

As to the modders mesh, have you ever tried fireplace screen mesh? I've got some of that laying about from another project and was wondering how it effects airflow. No, I haven't tried that, but I know there are many good options that are much better than the factory bezel. The easier your computer...
by Katana Man
Fri May 06, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

Well for starters, the Sonata and BQE are NOT the best designed for air flow. They are better than the average case, but you'll notice the restrictive design for the hard drive cage due to them being positioned 90 degrees from normal. This design is not well thought out when it comes to airflow. The...
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

Please do not post new cases to add to the list unless it:

1. Is a mid tower case.
2. Has room for 120mm fans in front AND back
3. Is widely available for sale.


I will not add it to the list unless the above criteria is met. Thank you.
by Katana Man
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

The Global WIN YCC-61F1 has a removable motherboard tray. I'm not sure of any others.
by Katana Man
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me cut out the front/rear fan grills from my LX6A19
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

Spiral from the inside out to the fan edge for the cleanest result.
by Katana Man
Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me cut out the front/rear fan grills from my LX6A19
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

A spiral will give you the cleanest end result cut. There will be less bending of the edges if you spiral. Th U molding will cover alot. Just cut in a circle, and ignore everything else. The U molding will make it look sweet.
by Katana Man
Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me cut out the front/rear fan grills from my LX6A19
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

There's not much to it really. It's not as hard as you'd think. It generally takes me about a minute per hole. Since it already has holes, I find it's not necessary to do the spiral technique that is mentioned in the tin snip post. However, since it's your first time, I do suggest the spiral techniq...
by Katana Man
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

In my experience with the low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique, it worked best with the side cover on. This directs the air flow properly. I don't think you'll be able to adopt this technique fully, but you can do a lot of it. In your situation, it sounds like you'll need to use a ...
by Katana Man
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

Thanks. Fixed.
by Katana Man
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 156875

The most quiet versions would be the FSP300-60PN and FSP350-60PN models. The FSP300-60PN(PF) and FSP350-60PN(PF) are louder. I think in the UK that PF is required by law. Pages 3-5 of this thread talk about the PF version in more detail.
by Katana Man
Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

No, it does not get hot. Feel free to continue this discussion about PSU's here.
by Katana Man
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

It's a Fortron FSP350-PN. Sparkle is a subsidiary of Fortron. If you find the Sparkle version ( like here from newegg ) they are the same thing. They rock. They were the first to come up with the 120mm fan idea. I've noticed that Fortron will often sell their porducts to companies like Antec who wil...
by Katana Man
Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

Atta boy! Get that dremmel fired up! Then add all 120mm fans everywhere like this:

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(Note, I still have to remove the finger guard from this PSU.)
by Katana Man
Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

My motherboard is an Aopen AK-86L. (I personally feel Aopen is better than Asus lately). In most systems, the heat pipes of the XP-120 are toward the ram side. On my setup, the heat pipes are toward the back plate. This moves the fan toward the front of the case giving plenty of room for all fans to...
by Katana Man
Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

Yep. Good eye :)
by Katana Man
Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

As expected, it sounds even better and my temps dropped a couple of degrees.
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13347

All 120mm machine!

Today, I improved my modifed D8000 (based on the compucase LX-6A19) to include the new Thermalright XP-120 . Now this computer only has 4 fans, all of which are 120mm! Wehooo. http://www.laddergames.com/images/bmt/tIMG_3444.jpg http://www.laddergames.com/images/bmt/tIMG_3445.jpg "Aye Captain, we're ...
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6a19 black or dark grey?
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

I don't have the Sonata, but it's pretty dark. I've never had any trouble matching it. If anything is off, it's pretty slight.
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by Katana Man
Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6a19 black or dark grey?
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

It would take a LONG time if with a X-acto knife. The plastic has some really thick spots in certain areas. Using a X-acto knife would require a lot of downforce which might break the plastic, whereas a cutting disk does not.
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6a19 black or dark grey?
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

I used a dremmel with a thin cutting disk. I simply drew a straight line, then used the dremmel to cut. Afterwards, I use a knife or file to clean up the edges. I also found that a hot glue gun works faster than GOOP to attach the mesh to the inside.
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6a19 black or dark grey?
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

It's not hard at all. Click here for more pictures on other projects that I've done this technique with.

And yes, that PSU is still just as good as day one. I've bought many more since.
by Katana Man
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6a19 black or dark grey?
Replies: 16
Views: 4458

Click on my signature link for more pics.
by Katana Man
Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 425268

Thanks, I added it.
by Katana Man
Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

My beige LX-6A19 project is complete. http://laddergames.com/images/bmt/IMG_3416t.jpg It was an enjoyable 4 hours of modding. I was smiling the whole time I was modding it, thinking about what my father's reaction might be when I gave it to him. He did not know he was getting a new case and upgraded...
by Katana Man
Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 177797

Please stay on the topic. This is not a filter thread. If you want to talk about filters, you can find Bluefront's filter threads here.
by Katana Man
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case fan grills are evil...
Replies: 15
Views: 28385

Not much new here, except for the fact, that I'm getting a bigger solid state hard drive being made for me as we speak. :) They are combigning my two 1.2GB drives into a single 2.2GB drive. For a test, last week, I put Win98 on the SSD drive and it boots in 4 seconds! hehe :) 2.2GB will be plenty fo...