Xoxide have kindly provided us with their latest offering – a rheobus fan controller. Don’t let the name fool you though because this rheobus can not only handle fans but also lighting devices such as cathodes or neons. The rheobus provides 4 ports in which to attach devices of up to 17W per channel. In true rheobus style you can then vary the voltage of each channel to your requirement using the rather nice aluminium knobs.
While the box is very nice, sexy even due to the shade of red, it is not as classy as the ones Plextor and especially Yamaha make. Still, I have no complaints, most of the features are printed on the box so you should have no trouble identifying the drive and whether it has the features want. For most of you, the box is not very interesting, it's what's inside that counts, right? Well, I'm sorry to say but you won't find much bundled with the LTR-52246S drive as it has a very basic bundle.
What I would have like for the Holidays @ Viper Lair
It's the silly season this month, and I'm sure you've all read a bunch of gift guides. We're doing things differently, and look at 3 companies that are no more, and wonder how great it would have been to get something from Aureal, 3dfx and Karna.
"It's hard to imagine what 3dfx would be doing now if they were still around. I would have liked to have seen a SLI DX9 part, with 32x Anisotropic Filtering, 16x AntiAliasing, and no framerate loss, but like Aureal and Karna, I can only dream about what could have been."
Got a 92mm exhaust or intake fan on your case? Are you a modder and gouge out your own blowholes? Well if you did a 92mm one, you were probably stuck with a plain old black fan. Now, finally Galaxy has put out some 92mm fans, and even some 120mm fans I see. Are they better or worse than the 80mm models? Join me as I showcase a blue 92mm fan..