So Corsair’s HD120 fans enter into a very crowded market of RGB LED fans. So let’s talk about the lighting, as that is the main selling point of these fans. Each fan has 12 individual RGB LEDs which are embedded into the outer frame of the fan. Most of the frame of the fan is clear and the fan blades are white. This design allows for the LEDs to really illuminate the fan blades, making for a great look. These fans are definitely some of the brightest and more vibrant RGB fans available.
With the included control box and controller you are able to change colors as well as set different effects. You are able to select from white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. On top of that you have seven different modes or effects. All of these modes are great and look awesome. The physical controller is easy enough to use and can be easily mounted anywhere inside your case.
One thing I was a little surprised about was there was so way to actually turn the LEDs on the fans off and there were no brightness levels either. A lot of times we leave our PCs on and if your PC is in your bedroom you don’t want the lights on the fans on keeping you up. This kit also falls into the category of RGB fans without software, you have to change colors and effects using the controller. This limits the number of colors you can select to only seven. I would have thought with Corsair’s CUE or LINK software they could have made these fans compatible so you could control everything including speeds, lights, etc with software.
The kit we reviewed today is the three fan kit that comes with the controller as well. This kit is selling at our favorite online retailer for $75.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair HD120 RGB Fans an 8 out of 10 score.
– Super bright and vibrant
– Kit is easy to install
– The different modes look great
– Controller allows for 3 more fans to be connected
– No way to turn the LEDs off
– No brightness settings
– No software control