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  • Extensive research

    First the product is tested by the experts and their opinions are noted, then our research department gathers and analyzes data from numerous resources

  • Features

    Here the products have to pass through our standard criteria which might include :

    • Quality
    • Looks
    • Efficiency
    • Structure
    • Durability
    • What’s in the box
    • Price
    • Compatibility
    • After-Sales service
    • Future proof
  • Comparisons

    At last the comparisons are carried out to decide which products end up in the first 10 spots on our recommendation table!

Cooler Master MasterFan MF 120R ARGB

Fan bearing type Rifle Bearing
Fan speed 650-2000 RPM
Fan airflow 59 CFM
Fan air pressure 2.14 mmH2O
Noise level 31 dBA
Fan L-10 life 40,000 Hours
Warranty 2 years

Our top priority is Cooler Master MasterFan 120R ARGB that has been rewarded with this topmost position for its commendable features, which left us totally amazed.

It is a certified compatible Asus Aura fan with beautiful Addressable RGB lights that offer full customization. The illumination at the center gives a great fancy look. 

By means of silent cooling technology the fan operates noiselessly even if the PC works overtime.

The sound absorbing pads are engineered for  noiseless operation, rubber pads don't permit the fan noise levels to go beyond 25 decibels so you don't need to worry about the noise.

For a perfect balance between airflow and static pressure, the fan blades have hybrid design i.e. it combines the design as that of a jet engine and helicopter blade.

By virtue of this design, you'll get unrivaled airflow and static pressure that will be almost 59 CFM and 2.14 mmH2O respectively. Thus you can cool your case and other components inside it at an exceptionally low noise at a speed of 600 to 2000 RPM.

This fan defeats its counterparts with its ability to generate excellent static pressure that gives a way to its great performance.

The most impressive feature of this fan is the Smart Fan Sensor that prevents jamming of wires. With this fan, you won't have to bother about the snagging of cables.

  • Decent airflow
  • Smart Fan sensor prevents snagging of cables
  • Installation is fairly easy
  • ARGB lights are bright and customizable
  • Noise gest louder at higher speeds
  • The software is not user friendly so you might face a bit of difficulty while using it.

DeepCool CF120

Bearing Type Hydro Bearing
Fan speed 500~1500RPM
Fan air flow 56.5CFM
Fan Air Pressure 1.63mmH2O
Noise Level 17.8~27dB(A)

DeepCool CF120 is a 3in1 Asus Aura Sync compatible fan which is designed for an extremely low noise operation so you can enjoy a disturbance-free gaming environment.

It features 12 independently controlled RGB LEDs to light up your build with a beautiful mixture of vivid colors. The beautiful illumination creates magical lighting effects and you can also apply 3 dynamic modes and 3 monochrome modes. There's also an option to choose between 8 vibrant colors.

This PWM fan keeps a balance between air volume and air pressure for better cooling. Fan speed can be regulated by the motherboard and it uses a 4-pin connector. 

You can sync these fans by connecting it to RGB extender cable if your motherboard has one 5V 3-pin ADD-RGB header. Whereas if your motherboard equips more than one 5V 3-pin ADD-RGB headers, you can sync these fans with ADD RGB devices of other brands too.

But for those of you whose motherboard lacks 5V 3-pin ADD-RGB header, what you can do is utilize the cable controller that comes along with these fans. Connect the cable controller to RGB extender cable and sync these fans.

This fan can be a great option for you, from lighting to airflow it has proved to be an outstanding fan. 

  • Can be synced via motherboard and cable controller
  • It has 3 dynamic and 3 monochrome modes
  • Comes with 12 programmable RGB lights
  • Some gamers think it's too loud
  • Wired controller

Cougar Vortex RGB HPB 120

Bearing Type Hydro-Dynamic Bearing
Air Flow 43.54 CFM
Air Pressure 1.17mm H2O
Noise level 26 dBA
Fan speed 600 to 1500 RPM

The Tri-directional lighting and noiseless cooling of Cougar Vortex RGB HPB 120 are the two most elite features of this fan. The 18 bright LEDs create a beautiful display in three directions i.e. inward, outward and forward. By rotating at an angle of 180°, it throws light in almost all the directions for an amazingly magical look.

The components are protected by heat through the vortex airflow that is delivered by its patented frame design. For customization, it uses a wireless remote control that allows you to change between 100 effects. Via controller, you can change colors, patterns, set light brightness and regulate lighting speed too.

Cougar Vortex RGB HPB 120 runs at 600 to 1500 RPM and uses a 4-pin PWM connector. The hydraulic bearing is embedded that offers triple benefits in form of less acoustic levels, increased life expectancy and minimum heat generation.

If your motherboard is compatible with 5V RGB connector, you can connect Cougar Vortex RGB HPB 120 to this connector and control through the RGB system.

  • Tri-directional lighting
  • Easy to install
  • Sturdy built
  • Using it might be quite difficult for those who are building a gaming setup for the very first time

Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB

Bearing type Hydraulic Bearing
Fan speed 500 ~ 1500 R.P.M
Airflow 48.34 CFM
Air pressure 1.54mm-H2O
Noise 24.7 dB-A
Life expectation 40,000 hrs

Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB comes with 12 gorgeous LEDs which use the cutting end technology for admirable results. These eye-catching, brilliant lights can be independently controlled while offering great customization between 16.8 million colors.

What really amazes us is its TT RGB PLUS Software and AI interactive voice control that is the easiest and quickest way of customizing your lights. All you need is to say "Hello TT" and experience the most appropriate customization, one desires for.

You can command it to change lights colors, turn them on or off, change their modes or even adjust fan or light speeds. You can also do the customizations by your iOS and Android devices.

More about these fans is that it uses hydraulic bearing and equips a digital fan controller. The hydraulic bearing increases its lifespan and improves cooling performance. The nine compression fan blades move a good amount of air without compromising on its low noise operation. 

The anti-vibration rubber pads give full protection to all its corners and minimize vibrations and acoustic levels. 

Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB comes in a pack of three and is compatible with Asus Aura Sync.

  • Fan speed can be regulated
  • The LEDs can be individually controlled
  • Comes with digital fan and light controller
  • Some users are not comfortable with the software, it does not work really well
  • Cable management has to be done

Bitfenix Spectre Pro RGB 120mm

Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Speed 1200 RPM
Air Flow 56.22 CFM
Air Pressure 1.24 mmH2O
Noise 18.9 dB(A)

Bitfenix Spectre Pro RGB 120mm is another Aura Sync compatible fan that uses Tri Bright LED technology for increased brightness, better colors and an enduring lifespan. There's an illumination at the center and the light gets evenly spread with saturated colors for enhanced lighting effects.

The fans can be connected in a daisy chain to give aesthetic illumination to your setup, with which you'll surely enjoy playing games.

It was developed in collaboration with Asus that makes it an Aura Sync ready fan. It is compatible with Bitfenix's RGB controllers as it is based on the same technology as other Bitfenix RGB products.

The fan blades are designed to deliver a better airflow of 42 CFM for improved cooling. With that, minimum possible noise levels are created, only of 22 decibels. 

It equips high quality rifle bearing and spins at a speed of 1200 RPM generating 0.67mmH2O static pressure.

  • Not noisy at all
  • Vivid LEDs
  • Can be connected in a daisy chain
  • Great airflow
  • Installation is quite complicated
  • The plastic covers are not so firm and can be broken easily

DarkFlash Aurora DR12 Pro

BEARING TYPE Hydraulic bearing

The darkFlash Aurora DR12 Pro has an elegant appearance with colorful lighting that will adorn your gaming setup and enable you to enjoy games with a graceful build.

DR12 Pro is a 120mm fan with a 3in1 remote control for RGB customization such as to adjust lighting effects, colors and fan speed. Through the controller you can add 8 fans and 2 LED strips.

It permits a low noise operation by utilizing hydraulic bearing and rubber pads. Hydraulic bearing not only keeps the noise in the desired limit of almost 16 decibels but also extends its lifespan and boosts thermal efficiency.

Through the 6-Pin interface, you'll get vivid and bright LEDs with a reliable power output. It has a great airflow of 20.34 CFM at a speed of 1200 RPM.

It further has full compatibility with Asus Aura as it uses a 5V A-RGB 3-pin header. You can connect the controller directly to the power supply if your motherboard does not have 5V A-RGB 3-pin header.

  • Wireless remote control
  • Less operational noise
  • Works with 5V A-RGB 3-pin header only

Antec Prizm 120 ARGB 5+C 120mm

BEARING TYPE Hydraulic bearing
LIFESPAN 40,000 hrs
WARRANTY 2 years

Like Cougar Vortex RGB HPB 120 above, this fan also comes with 18 independently controlled RGB LEDs that are fixed round its circumference.

You can enjoy between 16.8 million colors and effects. These lights can be synchronized through a motherboard and this fan uses a 3 pin RGB header.

Fan speed is controllable and can be regulated in order to achieve lowest noise or to improve heat dissipation.

The unique fan blade design works extremely well and pushes up to an airflow of 45.03 CFM and static pressure of 2.56 mmH2O that is good enough for optimum cooling.

The fan features hydraulic bearing and anti-vibration pads for low noise. The hydraulic bearing reduces friction and gives Antec Prizm 120 ARGB 5+C a life expectancy of 40,000 hours. It comes in a pack of 5 with a fan controller.

  • Easy installation
  • Silent fans
  • 18 programmable LEDs
  • RGBs are a bit dim
  • Brightness cannot be controlled