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Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme - Black

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    Not hard at all. The LEDs aren't soldered in or anything. Their pins are simply inserted into the connectors. You can pull them right out with pliers (space is a little tight around one or two of them).

    I actually pulled out my LEDs, clipped their ground leads, and soldered on resistors to dim them. They're ridiculously bright. I used 22k resistors, and I flipped the LEDs to reverse the left and right leads, as they control which color the LEDs are for voltage ranges. Mine are now blue from 0-7v, and red for over 7v.

    The LEDs are probably half as bright as the power LED on my Lian-Li case. Without the resistors, they were probably two or three times brighter.
     
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    I dunno about the Extreme version (really, how extreme can a rheobus be?), but I have the regular one. If I recall, the red LED's don't work at all, and the pins are soldered onto the board. Not bad though, enough room to clip and re-solder them without too much trouble.

    There should be a dozen guides floating around the internets to help ya through it.
     
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    ^^link?
     
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    Oh. The Extreme version. Sorry. I have a regular Sunbeam Rheobus with four channels.
     
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    hmm, ok. is there much difference? i just want one with a knob instead of a lcd
     
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    Apparently the Extreme (which has six channels) has soldered LEDs. The four-channel one, the one I have, is quite easy to mod.
     
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    oh :( well i like it because each can handle 30w :eek:
     
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    Fair enough, but the regular Sunbeam Rheobus has 20W per channel. They're designed to power fans, CCFLs, and more. Do you need six channels though? Or 30W per? If you're going to want to mod it, you might have to go with the normal one, as someone mentioned the Extreme's LEDs may be soldered.

    Manufacturer's specifications:

    * Power : 20 watt per channel
    * Input voltage : DC 12V
    * Output voltage: 0 ~ 12 V
    * Output current: up to 1.67 A
    * Dimensions: 148.5x 105x 42 mm
    * Weight (Net) : 184
     
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    yeah, i need one that does at least 6. thats one reason i bought the sunbeam windmill controller (good one too imo) but like i said, i dont really like the lcd on it.

    im not into all this fancy looking crap, i just want my computer to glow orange/red and be relatively cool and incredibly neat.
     
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    Only if the Extreme is built the same way. That's a guide I referenced when modding mine.
     
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    thats for the Sunbeam Rheobus not the extreme. if there the same then sweet! i can do the mod but if there different in the way the led are attached...then yeah.
     
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    There shouldn't be any major differences if you're just talking about the LEDs. Howbout ya take a picture of it?
     
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    i dont have it yet. thats why i asked lol. i hate blue themed cases (sry i like being semi original and or original) and thats why the red :)
     
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    so your saying it will be hard to change them?
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Yeaaah... I guess I never noticed the Extreme on the front of the box... but that's the exact same one I have. Lol... I'll pick up a couple LED's on my way home from work, some resistors, and get a mod posted up here. All that kind of stuff is cheap, and I've been meaning to do it anyways. Shouldn't be any more difficult than removing the board from the housing via 4 screw or so, possibly having to remove the knobs (which I hear are glued on), snipping the LED's out, and attaching new ones of the same size. Then if they're too bright still, I'll have some 10k resistors to add onto it...

    Should give me something to do for the weekend at least. :D
     
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    Sweet. I look forward to it. So if you have the Extreme, are the LEDs blinding like the normal Rheobus?
     
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    sweet! im going to go ahead and buy it then and order 6 red 5mm leds to go with it.
     
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    Yeah, they are. They adjust brightness with the speed of the fan. You can actually see some of the light they give off in the pics from my coolermaster mod, lol. That case was probably 10 feet away at the time too...

    Ah, I'm not sure if they would be 5mm or 3mm, there are 2 for each knob according to the review...
     
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    Not sure, gotta wait til I get home and take a look at it. I'm thinking the LED's are 2 post 3mm ones...
     

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