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So I see 2 different Rheobus fan controllers that fit my interest....

Sunbeam Tech

Lian Li

They are both the same fan controller right just different manufacturer correct?
I dont know which one to get....

Also - is it easy to replace the LEDs on your own? Because some say they are too bright and I knowticed you can replace them with different colors @ performance pcs.
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I have the sunbeam and it works great. My only complaint is the LEDs. They are extremely bright. I have been meaning to take it out and wire in a switch so i can shut it off at night. When they go red under 7v, they are tolerable, but still very bright.
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I have the sunbeam and it works great. My only complaint is the LEDs. They are extremely bright. I have been meaning to take it out and wire in a switch so i can shut it off at night. When they go red under 7v, they are tolerable, but still very bright.
under 7v or above?
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I'm looking to get two of the 6 fan versions of the Sunbeam. Hope they work as good as they look... I like the fact they use HS on them.
    
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I have the Sunbeam, and i love it. The first thing i did was try to eliminate the LEDs w/o actually cutting any wiring. So i just put some electrical tape on the inside and let the LEDs bulge the tape out. S no i do get the LED's just at a more tolerable level to me.
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Quote:
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under 7v or above?
they are blue from 12v down to 7v and below that, they turn red. I usually run it full blast when gaming and lower it to red at night when I am just folding. the temps stay fine, but even when they are red, it is still bright. I use my PC for movies and such sometimes (better sound, lol) and it is really annoying. My tower is in a cupboard (with no door) so i don't see them when i am at my PC, but if I am sitting back watching a movie, it is distracting. I have a duct tape flap I use to cover them in that case.

I think soldering in new LEDs would be a pita. I also inquired on here about wiring in a dimmer for them. I never persued it.



edit: I have been thinking of getting some black nail polish and trying to "tint" them. I figure it may work as you can apply it in coats to your desired level of dim. GL
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post #7 of 10
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huh... interesting....

Its either one of those 2 or another Lian Li fan controller thats like $40 which has tiny LEDs.

I think Ima get the Lian Li and have performance pcs do the leds from blue to white and see how it works out.
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post #8 of 10
The Lian Li one is made by Sunbeam, but the guys at Performance-PCs mod it into a Lian Li drive bay. That's the only difference. I got the Lian Li one for free when I ordered the Sunbeam one (I assume a mistake) and it's great.
    
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I just bought a sunbeam off ebay. I kind of wish I hadn't, as I didn't realize the adapter cables would not be included (to use 4 pin molex fans.)

The LEDs are bright, but I don't really mind them, as my case is facing away from me (so that I can see the window from my desk and bed)

not to thread-jack, but where can I get/make cheap 3-4pin adapters? And how many fans can usually be daisy-chained up to 20w?
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i have the sunbeam, lights are bright. you can switch the led so it goes red>7v and blue<7v. my scythe ultra kaze fans seem to only operate above 7v so when i turn them down i just go till it turns red then up till it turns blue. i bought mine off of www.newegg.com for $13 not to long ago
    
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