Things are starting to heat up with glorious summer days ahead of us - and for those who want to game on through the hot summer nights too, we bring you the latest and best in PC case fans!
Our list is purely premium, we’ve spared no expense and taken a closer look at the very best air cooling options in the 120mm and 140mm form factors for maximum compatibility with chassis.
So without further delay, we present our top 3 picks for adding new PC cooling to your Gaming Rig!
#1 Lian Li UNI FAN SL120
Those top techs a Lian Li have taken a truly modular approach to fan design, and this has made the installation process much easier while also assisting in cable-management.
The Lian Li slide-in-lock allows us to combine our fans in a way that’s somewhat similar to lego, fastening together to form a single block that’s ideal for 240mm placement all the way up to a massive 480mm, and best of all it now connects via a single set of cables.
This is a super appealing feature for those who have struggled through the installation of multiple fans in the past, even more so for anyone who jumped on board the addressable RGB LED bandwagon early in the game as the number of cables, and splitters required to connect them all got a little out of control as we continued to add more to our builds - the thought of cable managing a push-pull front 360mm setup was certainly daunting - but thankfully not anymore.
The machine-detailed aluminium frame looks and feels premium, with 32 addressable RGB LEDs embedded in each fan (16 LEDs on each side of the frame) to enable a vibrant array of lighting effects when viewed from the inside and outside of your build. The Lian Li UNI FAN kit can be controlled either via the included controller and L-Connect software, or through connection to a motherboard with an ADD_LED (addressable LED) header.
The Lian Li UNI FAN kits are unlike anything we’ve seen before, and the design is excellent. Say goodbye to complicated splitters, hubs and bunched up cables with the Lian Li UNI-FAN kits, available today in the Lian Li Store!
#2 Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 Halo
MasterFan MF120 Halo, a new series to the MasterFan family, provides a specific air cooling solution ideal for CPU coolers and chassis in-take fans. With dual Loop Addressable RGB Lighting ensuring the most vibrant display of colours while generating that high-pressure airflow ideal for keeping a system running well.
The MF120 Halo fan is fitted with multiple layers of Cooler Master’s exclusive noise reduction technologies and a perfect blend of fan blade design that put together work in harmony to cool your entire case and its components, in silence.
These fans can operate effectively from 650RPM all the way up to 1800RPM, so the cooling performance can be tailored to their position within the PC build and is more than capable of pushing airflow though the largest of chassis.
The aRGB cables also daisy chain for easy connection and this kit is compatible with ASUS AURA, Gigabyte FUSION RGB, MSi Mystic Light and ASrock Polychrome - so they’re a great addition to the majority of Gaming PC configs available today, or you can use the included controller to configure things with a hardware button. Cooler Masters also have their own in house software suite to configure the fan kit even more - it’s pretty great with any of the options above!
A real contender for the top spot, these Cooler Master MasterFan HALO kits are probably the most eye-catching with the fan blades catching the light in a beautiful way. Check out the latest in the Cooler Master Store today!
#3 Corsair QL140 RGB
With 34 individually addressable RGB LEDs on each fan, the best results come from using the included lighting node core along with Corsair’s iCUE software suite for total customisation.
This allows access to a range of truly mesmerizing animated lighting effects bringing your system to life with dynamic RGB lighting synchronised across all iCUE compatible products and even adding immersive integrated lighting to compatible games - so your PC will visually react to gameplay mechanics.
The Corsair QL140 aRGB 140mm fans feature a low noise fan blade which spins at up to 1,250 RPM to push a respectable amount of air around. The hydraulic bearing design with anti-vibration rubber dampers is still fairly, quiet even while running at such high speed.
Corsair has also framed their QL 140 case fans in a sleek white colour option, which is really nice to see especially with so many of the new chassis and graphics cards we've been building with recently also coming in a white colour - it's a perfect match.
Small touches, like having the metal Corsair logo in centre position front and back make these Corsair QL fans a great choice for builds that place them as a visible air intake.
Looking for glorious addressable LED effects and awesome cooling performance? Of course you are! Look for the QL140 Fan Kit in the mighty Corsair Store today!
Woah those are some awesome fans! I get the feeling this list is going to develop into a full-blown top 10 soon with so many awesome new case fan options incoming to us here in New Zealand - so we'll just keep adding to our list with more of the latest and best as they arrive!