The unit features four channels capable of handling up to 18 W each,
which is more than enough for even large power demanding fans like the
Vantec Tornado. The unit can adjust the voltage range from 7 to 12 volts.
I would have preferred to have seen the full range of voltage present,
since a 7 volt Tornado still sounds significantly louder than one running
at 4 volts (the lowest voltage I could get my Tornado to remain spinning
at). Most users will probably never drop their fans below 7 volts, but for
users looking for a full range of adjustments, this unit falls short.
This guide is about LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). It starts off with a little theory and then jumps into a section on how-to calculate resistance values for LED current limiting resistors. Next, I'll cover a simple circuit, which can be used to make a blue LED work with most any motherboard. The last part includes more pictures of LEDs in action.
When I first received this product it looked like an awesome heat sink. It was small and had a cool green color fan on the top. I was very excited to try it but overall somewhat disappointed after I had it installed. It didn’t seem to be pushing out as much air making it the CPU any different. It didn’t do too bad of a job cooling but it just didn’t seem to cut it.
The LED's used in the rheobus are obnoxiously bright. From an angle it's
not too bad, but looking at the rheobus dead on, IT WILL MAKE YOU SEE SPOTS!
I suppose that would be great at a LAN if you were trying to annoy the
competition so they can't see straight, but in most normal scenarios I think
the ultra bright LED's are just plain and simple, too damn bright!
The Thumb Drive Smart is a portable storage device. It requires no external power supply, instead it's powered by a USB port. It's completely plug and play and requires no drivers for Mac, Windows 2000 and XP.