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Date: July 9th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ZXmods

 

PRODUCT FEATURES AND SETUP


Let's get on with the installation and features....




As you can see, this little guy is smaller than I expected and was only slightly bigger than my high school football ring. Also note the long power cable that will be inserted in the motherboard fan header of your choice.



And plug the end of a splitter in the controller and you have the ability to control 2 case fans simultaneously.




I am impressed with the overall amount of light emitted from such a small source. I am beginning to see this little guy becoming a permanent part of my computer systems really fast =).



Now, all you have to do is pull the tag off with protects the sticky pad on the back of the unit and place the unit high up in your case so it can sample the amount of heat that is in your case seeing that thermodynamics states that heat rises. Next, connect the power connector to the fan header on the motherboard and then connect the fan directly to the connector on the unit, or attach the splitter/combiner and control the speeds of two fans. Please note, this controller is only meant to control a fan or a combination of fans that have a combined wattage value 4,8Watts. If you need to control a bigger fan, maybe an upgrade to the Pyramid II (24 Watts) would be a better purchase.



Har!, There she glows!! Sorry, had to say it =). "Note: This pic is taken through the top acrylic window in the top of my case just so I don't confuse you."

 

CONCLUSIONS


Automation, the ultimate addition to your computer. Why should you have to bother with temperature and fan controlling when you can have a small device like this put your cooling on "cruise-control" and allow you to enjoy your computer. This component has no flaws whatsoever and would make a great addition to any case, especially the windowed variety.


Pro's:



- Small and compact
- Controls up to 2 fans
- Looks great
- Unique Product


Con's:


- A bit expensive at $40USD


 

 


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