Date: August 7th, 2003
Article by: Dave Crandall
(Hardware Reviewer / News Poster)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner/Head Editor/Hardware Reviewer)
Next thing I knew, my new Blue 420watt Vertiglow Power Supply (Provided
by Voyeur Mods) was sitting at my doorstop, so I decided to tackle the
PSU next. First thing I did was replace the standard fan grill, located
on the bottom of the PSU, with an atomic fan grill to improve looks!
So now the PSU fans lit up blue and had a nice stylish fan
grill, but the wires were still all over the place! So what I decided
to do was contact Cable Organizer and they provided me with one of their
blue PSU mod kits, which allowed me to sleeve my PSU cables quite easily.
I didn't have a tool to remove the molex connectors, however I did figure
out how to do so with a screw driver by pushing the small pins in one
at a time, which made this process much easier!
Sunbeam Tech was kind enough to provide me with a nice rheobus to control
my fans, that when at full power, the LED's lit up blue to perfectly match
my case. I installed the rheobus into the case to see how it would look,
and it turned out great! The color was a little different when compared
to the rest of the aluminum case, but it matched close enough to not care.
Jacol Technologies was courteous enough to also provide a rheobus, which
in my opinion looks better on the case
It's a Vantec Nexus fan controller
with blue backlight. This rheobus does not allow the fans to be turned
all the way off like the sunbeam one, but still does a great job, and
looks really nice!
Well when I had first asked for an appliqué from
Voyeur Mods, they sent me their standard size, which was a bit too large
for my window, so they sent me a smaller one for the window, but I still
had the larger one just sitting there doing nothing. I decided to put
this appliqué on the other side of my case to give it some character
and I also thought it would look really cool because of the way the appliqué
reflects light. Turned out nice for a unexpected added touch.