Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB Fans Review

Final Thoughts
So we have another RGB fan kit, so what sets t his kit apart from others that are out there? Well first these fans feature addressable RGBs, meaning that each individual LED on the fan can be a different color. This allows for cool effects like that rainbow wave, which seems to be everyone’s favorite. Being addressable RGB means that these fans have a 3-pin A-RGB connection, not the standard 4-pin RGB connection so you are going to need a newer motherboard with an A-RGB header to control the RGB effects with your motherboard software.

If you do not have this connection Cooler Master provides an RGB controller, but you need to manually press it to change effects etc. This means if you mount the controller in your case you’ll need to open it up each time you want to change effects. Also the controller is a bit limited in what it can do. You can’t select a solid color (effects cycle colors) and there is only a total of six effects. Sadly, Cooler Master does not offer any of their own customization software with these fans.

Another thing I would have liked to have seen would have been the ability to add more fans to the controller. This kit comes with a 3-fan splitter for RGB control, but what if I wanted to add another fan to my system?

I really don’t think there is a perfect RGB fan kit out there, at least not yet. If you have a motherboard that has an A-RGB header then this kit might be perfect for you, but if not it is quite limited. So that is something you are going to want to keep in mind. This 3-fan kit that we reviewed today is selling at our favorite online retailer for $49.99, which seems fair for what you are getting. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB Fans an 8 out of 10 score.

rating8 10

– A-RGB lighting
– Controller included
– Quite bright
– Price

– Controller is quite limited
– Only works with A-RGB header (not standard 4-pin)
– No software control provided by Cooler Master

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