Review: Sunbeam Theta USB Fan controller

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  1. unholy

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    Sunbeam Theta USB Fan controller
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    Sick of the normal fan controllers with buttons or knobs? ready to try something new? Sunbeam has a new product, and maybe its for you!
    Review Link
     
    unholy, Oct 6, 2005
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    You can send that controller right over to me so I can put it to good use............:)
     
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    i am using 5 of the 8, soon to be 6 of the 8 :p and i use the thermal Sensors :p
     
    unholy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Cool...

    I like the idea of controlling fans and things in software, so you don't need any knobs in the front panel. By the way, you're missing "bscreen3.jpg" in your directory, so this picture isn't available in large size. :oops:
     
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    thats cause thats the whole picture... 100% :D.. its just a small form :D
     
    unholy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Then....

    ...don't link to thin air! Link it to itself.
     
    bigal, Oct 8, 2005
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    lol theres no link....
     
    unholy, Oct 8, 2005
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    Im still confused on how it works... but it sounds cool, im looking for a fan/light controler
     
    Gez, Oct 17, 2005
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    It uses USB, to connect to ur Computer through windows. u Can control ur Lights (small Mod is require to be made) and ur fans, but thats not all if u have a Molex device that doesn't take more then 10 watts and 12 volt then u can use this to turn it on and off or fade it.
    Its a real Must have its how i turn my CCFL on. its sweet... :D
     
    unholy, Oct 17, 2005
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    ya... but how dose it connect everything? a USB cable goes out the back and into your computer?
     
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    yep, U can plug it on the back, or do a simple mod to Plug it on the inside.
     
    unholy, Oct 19, 2005
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    I'm still confused, it looks like a card to me. So you plug this card into your computer in a free slot? What's the USB got to do with it? You plug the fans into the card, okay (more wires to clog up the works)... Why do you need to do this though? Seems a standard fan controller would make a lot more sense. <shrug> I don't see how this is innovative.
     
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    U can control it via Computer so i can be automated.
    Say u had a big ass Light would it be easier to Program it to move its pan and tilt instead of u working it out every time.
     
    unholy, Oct 19, 2005
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    Why would I have a big ass light that pans and tilts in my computer and even if I did, this thing doesn't control that aspect of it. I'd much rather have a button I can push that controls the lights and seperate displays and controls for the fans. Then I don't have to load up some dumb software to monitor everything, take up valuable system resources and waste time.
     
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    but the thing is u can do both. thats the bueaty of it.
     
    unholy, Oct 20, 2005
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    Uh, but you CAN'T... I mean, you can't pan and move the light with it. It just doesn't do that.
    I have a couple of Sunbeam fan controllers, I mentioned, the little lighted pyramids jobbies, they're neat but this don't make a lot of sense unless you've run out of bay space and need it there. In that case, well, hell, I'd just cut a new bay but some people might go this route.
     
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    its useful, cause now i have no front panels in use
     
    unholy, Oct 20, 2005
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    So the front of your case is a big blank with nothing interesting to look at? How boring. Gimmy a fun looking buncha displays!
    Or a death mask with gems for eyeballs.
    Or just gimmy a friggin' PS2 so I can play some games, I'm bored.
     
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    I got back into playing NFSU2 on PS2 tonight, was helping some friends through it. If you're that bored, try www.dosgamesarchive.com :)
     
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    YES DOS GAMES MUHAHAHAHAHAHA :D
    Hey Mod father. u got a little 5" LCD on your computer right? how much did they cost and what sorta display? does it need a VGA to LVDS controller?
     
    unholy, Oct 22, 2005
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