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FRAGMAN BOB
02-22-2003, 01:27 AM
I am going to be modding my case over the summer (Enlight 7237) I need a good cheap rheobus to go wit it.

AlienBlood
02-24-2003, 12:10 AM
define "cheap", and how many controls do you need (i.e. how many fan circuits?)

Mr. C
02-24-2003, 12:33 AM
Here's one that will have your case lit up like a carnival ride:D
http://www.xoxide.com/5fanco.html

AlienBlood
02-24-2003, 12:49 AM
oh my god that's PHAT!! and incredibly cheap, too. kinda low power, though...my 120mm fans draw almost 4 amps each (4A x 12V = 48W) and it only handles 20W per channel. well worth the price tag, though....if you're using it for lower-draw fans.

FRAGMAN BOB
02-24-2003, 03:09 AM
that is nice I like the price too. 20w does that mean per switch or for the whole thing. Also I was thinking about one of these: some Rheobus and baybus (http://www.pcmods.com/list.asp?DepID=9&CtgID=44)

AlienBlood
02-24-2003, 03:17 AM
that's 20W per switch, which is still better than the best rheobus on that link you just posted (17W per switch). Also, take it from one who knows....I'd definitely go with a rheobus over a standard fanbus. I made the mistake (?) of building a fanbus a couple months ago with DPDT switches and bi-color LED's, and I still have the desire for more control over my fan speeds. Anyway, you couldn't build a fanbus for as little as that rheobus costs, nevermind getting multicolored knobs to boot. Also, you can probably bend the 20 watt-per-channel rule if you put a small fan on the controller to keep the voltage regulators and pots cool. It's all about overclocking, whether it's a processor or a fan speed controller. Good luck.