NZXT has announced its latest range of cooling fans, the Aer F. Like the Aer P and other high performance fans, these fans are designed for strong airflow and minimal noise. They use ‘winglet-constructed fan blades’ to minimise drag and improve cooling, while ‘patented fluid dynamic bearings’ allow the fans to have a useful life of 60,000 hours or six years.
There are cables in sleeves to prevent accidental damage and make routing easier, while replaceable coloured trims let you match the rest of your build — as long as it’s red, white or blue, and you’re willing to pay a bit extra.
Today we’re looking at some colourful PC case fans from NZXT. They are called the Aer RGB, and they work with the same NZXT Hue+ controller and CAM software that we loved earlier this year. Once rigged up, the fans promise excellent cooling, minimal noise and gorgeous lighting effects. Let’s put them to the test!
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Earlier this year we reviewed NZXT’s excellent HUE+ chromatic case lighting ystem, and now the company has moved to the next logical step: coloured case fans.
The new series is called Aer RGB, and essentially it’s a fan with a ring of LED lighting that runs around the periphery, leaving the centre a plain black. The fans connect to the HUE+ controller and can be programmed through NZXT’s CAM software.RGB lighting options
Each fan can be set to a range of colours with different lighting effects, including these options:Presets: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Candle Light, [...]
Normally case fans aren’t too exciting, but they’re a critical piece of any PC build — and these ones are actually pretty cool. Corsair’s new ML120 and ML140 fans use magnetic levitation instead of ball bearings, providing zero friction. That should make them quieter than fans running at the same speed (or equally, at higher speeds when producing an equal amount of noise). That sounds promising, so let’s see if Corsair’s new fans deliver on their promises.