In The Box
From the moment you open the box it becomes obvious that this is a simple operation. You receive the unit in its fully enclosed casing, a simple instruction manual in about a dozen languages and the cabling necessary to make it all work. Pretty basic stuff, but let's take a quick look at this new toy, shall we?
The Musketeer comes with analog gauges that let you know temperature, voltage output to the processor fan and audio signal strength. All this comes in an enclosed unit that mounts into an empty 5.25" drive bay. The dials are backlit in blue and offer a nice change of pace to the digital displays that have become nearly commonplace in enthusiast rigs.
The two slider switches shown allow you to adjust the voltage output to the fan hooked to the unit and the other allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the audio monitoring dial. The audio switch is pretty self-explanatory, but the voltage slider bears a quick note. The way it works is to adjust the voltage level going to the fan it is hooked up to. Like a standard rheostat, it makes it a simple matter to slow down or speed up the fan depending on your needs. The slider allows you to adjust the fan output voltage from 6v to 11v output.
Like I said, this is a very simplistic application that is more for looks than anything else.
The back of the unit offers a clean look and all connections are clearly labeled making mistakes a pretty rare event. The power is for a standard 4-pin Molex connector from the PSU and all other ports are filled with the included cabling.
Since we're on the topic of cabling, here is what the Musketeer comes with. The red/black wiring is for the fan to be controlled by the unit, the blue/black is a simple thermal probe that can be mounted anywhere, and the rainbow cables are an alternative set for those who still have the 3-pin connector coming from the fan. Also shown is a black cable with RCA jacks at each end for attaching to the output of the sound board. This is what allows the center dial to monitor the audio output.
This is done by means of installing this PCI bracket to an empty place in the enclosure. Take the black cable and plug it into your speaker port on the sound card. Then take the other end and plug it into the IN port of this PCI bracket. Finally, plug your speakers or headphones into the OUT port on the PCI bracket and you're finished.
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