Originally Posted by MR-e
What are you doing?! Stacking S8S's like that, what if you scratch that top cover
I still have the 4x gigantic sorbo feet sitting in the box. Have not had to urge to replace the stock feet yet. Maybe some day
Sexpot bro? What will your newer G-rated OCN name be?
Bro, I feel kinda responsible for getting you interested in Sorbothane from the very beginning, I am using the 2.5inch hemispheres as case feet for the S8S, but only since they raise the chassis slightly higher and I think they look better than the stock CL hard rubber feet. Again, please let me stress am NOT using them for any vibrational energy absorption purpose or function, since if you do your noise isolation properly "at the source" you can run hard feet and still have a inaudible rig sitting 18 to 30inches away on your work desk or computer table. Should also add that the addition of Sorbo feet will not reduce any fan noise when hard mounting fans to the upper areas of your case frame, or using soft fan grommets and a WAY TOO heavy fan that overwhelms the limitations of the soft silicon, easily done with heavy industrial blower style fans.
Think I said this already, but the Sanyo Denki 38mmx120mm thick heavy industrial fans I had to remove from the build altogether, I was able to isolate them to silent/inaudible BUT only within a very limited range of rpms and use since they become audible at about 35% power from the Aquaero 6 and then stop rotation altogether and will not spin back up on boot at about 28% power, so the range was very limiting. Then I added on the three external panels to that front left upper corner mount and the inaudible range narrowed to 30% to 32%, which was just crazy, so they had to go.
Replaced them with the lighter and more voltage friendly Blacknoise Industrial 38x120mm blower fans and they have a much wider range of use, can dial them way down to a very low 148rpms before they spin stop, and the upper range is inaudible mounted in the same front left intake location up to 55% power and 858rpms before becoming audible, that's extremely amazing for an industrial fan. I run them daily the left front intake and right rear exhaust 38mmx120mm at 40% pwr on the Aquaero which translates to about 598rpms, love these fans and I'm kinda fussy when it comes to fans and noise.
Anyhoo, back to those Sorbo feet I twisted your arm into purchasing. Hahaha, ok I didn't really it was your decision, but anyway if you want to move from the stock CaseLabs hard rubber feet on your S8S, into a set of the HD wheels, I would be happy to help out, you've been such a gracious host here in the thread, and allowed me post information for others, so if you place an order from PPCS, PM me your order # and I will get a set of the wheels for you and ask them to drop them into your shipping box. It's really the EASIEST way for me to get something to you, since I don't have to buy a box or pack anything or make multiple trips to the post office etc.
And you can transfer the CaseLabs HD wheels to your SMA8 as soon as it arrives in October or whenever MOD-ONE gets it too you. Just let me know bro.
These are the Blacknoise industrial blower fans I ended up using, isolating with (4) of the Nexus soft rubber pull grommets. The other Blacknoise industrial 25mmx120mm fans are even MORE impressive, extremely light weight silent fans, using (4) of those in PUSH/PULL on the HWL 240mm rad and a single as a rear exhaust lower left chamber. Rounding out all the fans for the S8S are the two eLoop 140mm white impeller black frame up front in the 280mm FlexBay with the HWL 280mm rad in PUSH ONLY, so as it ended up, ALL nine of my fans for the S8S are from Blacknoise/Noiseblocker in Germany, I did not plan it that way at all, it kinda just happened organically over time. Just feel grateful I found a group of industrials to update and replace the Sanyo Denkis I've been using since 2012.
I had to edit for the MR-e shout out!
Well Hello Mr. E.
Is there some hidden meaning we should know about or will it always remain a mystery
.Edited by iBruce - 9/10/16 at 7:40am