Date: April 1st, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was purchased from: www.bigfootcomputers.com and built by www.pcmods.com
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Installation (Turn your computer off while installing):
I will have to warn you, this is a real easy install, I am not going to bottle feed you through this, but I will give you a hand at the major parts. All the tools you will need is a Drill, a 3/8" drill bit, a 1/4" drill bit, the included alan key, a sharp knife and a little patience.
First, all you do is get the drilling template, rip off the red tabs protecting the glue and stick it on your subjective 5 1/4" faceplate. Drill the holes and try not to put to much pressure on while drilling or you will snap the plate in half and your fun will be done for the day.
After you are finished, you will be left with a drilled faceplate. Now, this is where you can save yourself a little trouble. Take out your knife and shave off the left over plastic around the holes and clean it up a bit. Now do the same inside the holes and hone out the holes a little bit more just so that you have a good fit.
Now all you will have to do is fed the knobs shown above through the holes. Then place the washers on each of the knobs and then screw on the small nuts included in the package. Once that is secure, push the small black led holders in place and push the LED's in, it's just that simple.
The next step is to cut the connectors off the ends of the fans that you want to control in your case, strip the wire back a 1/4 of an inch and place them in the slots where you would like the knob to control it.
Now push the face plate into the computer, snap it in, and you are 3 minutes away from a perfect rheobus installation. Now connect the molex power connector to the unit. For this I recommend using a single power channel and do not split any of the connectors going to your drives, this could lead to possible power starvation for you cd-rom and/or your harddrives which just wouldnt be good.