Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller
Posted by: Snubbsy on: 01.03.2011 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
The Rheosmart 6 arrives in a well protected box.
It’s quite a well built, good looking fan controller. The 6 dials each have a button underneath them. It has quite a cool mesh surrounding the front.
Additionally, you can just about see the LED’s above the dials – obviously these are more visible when they are plugged in and turned on. Their purpose is to indicate whether that fan-channel is being controlled manually or by the motherboards PWM signal.
On the back of the fan controller, it all looks rather complicated, but clean at the same time. We have the PWN-signal receiving connector, along with 6 x 3-pin fan connectors, and the 4-pin molex which powers the fan controller. Additionally, we can see 6 mighty heatsinks – these will ensure that each channel keeps stable, even during long-term heavy load.
From the top, things really do look simple – but having said that, sometimes simple is better! Again, we can see that heatsink – it is quite reassuring. Additionally, the front-panel part of this controller appears to run through a 3-pin and 4-pin connector – this makes me wonder if it’d be possible to relocate the business-end of the fan controller to another part of your case, leaving more room within the 5.25” bays (possibly for more internal drives or alike?).
Side on, it’s the standard size for a fan controller (this one is about an inch longer than my Scythe one).
The base of the fan controller is protected by a sheet of anti-static foam.
Finally, inside the box is; the Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6, instruction booklet, 4 screws, 1 stick-on circular sunbeam logo, 2 x molex-to-3-pin fan adapter, 2 x 3-pin to 3-pin& motherboard fan-sensor, 2x3-pin fan extensions, and 1x motherboard fan controller adapter. It’s much simpler than it sounds!
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