6 Port Baybus
by David, 14 April 2003
any running computer, there are bound to be fans inside. Some people
might have only the CPU fan, while others may have more than one.
Generally, the more fans there are inside a system, the more airflow
is involved. With the extra airflow, usually there is better cooling.
Of course, with all that extra air flowing around, there is bound
to be an increase in the noise generated by all those fans blowing
about. While maximum cooling might be preferable to some, there
are others who only like to have that extra cooling when absolutely
necessary; like while gaming for instance.
doing tasks that don't stress your computer as much, like surfing,
typing and listening to music, there isn't a need for all that extra
cooling. A little less ambient noise might even be preferable for
those who like to work without the distraction offered by the constant
whir of spinning fan blades.
is where the baybus comes in. The baybus, originally developed as
a spinoff from Cliff Anderson's original fanbus, allows the user
to manually adjust the speed of their fans inside the computer,
compensating for when the extra cooling power is needed or otherwise.
we have the opportunity to check out Xoxide's 6 port baybus, a professionally
made unit made available to the enthusiast at an affordable price.
a description of the 6 port baybus from the Xoxide website:
6 port setup lets you control 50% more fans than previous versions
of the Baybus controllers on the market. Sporting Green and Red
LEDs, this does not only add function to your case, but also style.
This baybus is awesome so you can leave your fans running silent
while you are sleeping, or are not using the computer to its full
baybus can be switched from 12V - Off - Variable settings. The
12V full is indicated via the Red Lighting, off is indicated by
no LED output, and Green signified the variable setting is active.
Using a phillips screw driver (behind bezel), you are able to
adjust the variable settings from 6.5V to 9.5V settings.
channel of the Baybus is rated for up to 9W of power flow. We
do not recommend filling the baybus higher then the recommended
output. The baybus comes with the unit, a drilling template, an
instruction sheet, and a 4 pin Y adapter.
from the Xoxide website,
"Xoxide.com was founded in early 2000 with a goal to provide
the best computer case and computer cooling accessories available.
We have been leading the cooling and modification industry, and
vow to always provide the most cutting edge products. We ship our
provides worldwide, and are located outside Philadelphia, PA in
the United States."
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