Do you ever complain about the noise your computer produce? Would you like to look at a possible solution? Then this controller is for you. Sunbeamtech Rheosmart lets you control up to six fans manually or automatically. Let’s start from the packaging. The fan controller unit came in a nice package with instructions and all needed accessories. In the package you will find the fan controller unit, colored instructions, 4 screws, logo sticker, and a huge amount of different wires.
There is one wire that goes directly to either CPU fan plug or Motherboard plug. There are 2 wires that can be connected to the Molex fan connectors, like the power connectors found on old IDE Hard drives. Besides that, there are 2 3pin fan connectors. Also, there are two 3pin connectors with another connector that goes to the motherboard to indicate what the speed of the fans is. Although it is not necessary, some people might find it helpful to know what the speed of their two fans is.
Installation was very easy. Of course first thing you need to do is to turn off your computer. To be safe, disconnect power cable from your computer case. The fan controller comes with 4 screws to secure it to the case, but I used rails that came with my case to install the controller. Once you securely attach the controller, it’s time to connect power to the unit.
The controller requires same power connector as do some fans and old IDE hard drives and cd drives.
After you get this done, it’s time to connect the PMW. The Sunbeamtech controller can be working automatically or manually. What the PMW does is if the controller set to automatic mode, it will adjust fan speed based to motherboard or CPU temperature. Not all computers have PMW function, but your motherboard should have 4 pin CPU Fan input. I did not have 4 pin input on my motherboard, so I used the 4 pin CPU Fan input for the PMW Connection.
After you connect the power and PMW, count how many fans you have, excluding of course power supply fan and possibly video card fan. I had five, which were fan in the back, fan in the front, fan on a side, and two hard drive fan coolers. Since the controller had only 2 Molex cables (with the IDE like power connectors), I had to connect two hard drive coolers on one switch.
It's your call to arrange the switches to the fans, but I made first switch the front fan, second switch the rear fan, third switch the side fan, and fourth switch the hard drive coolers.
The fan controller has two color led lights. Green means manual mode and red means automatic. You can choose mode by pressing button below every switch. The color of the unit was perfect for my case because they look very identical.
Now, from my opinion, the fan controller is not a necessity for a computer user. I tried to use fewer loads for all my fans, but my computer was still pretty noisy because from my experience, most noise comes from power supply and CPU. However, if you are crazy about installing all types of accessories to your computer, Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller would be a great addition to your computer. Another cool thing is that you can make some fans work automatically and some control manually. As you can see, there are plenty options available with Sunbeam Rheosmart regarding fan controlling.
Current price of the fan controller is $40, which makes it a great buy for computer builders and overclockers.
Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Official Site