Of all the PC parts that we research and drool over, YouYube, pre-order, and add to cart, there is one that is almost always left of the list. Not only do they not get much attention from most builders, they are often forgotten until the very end. And it’s a complete shame really because a hasty or monetary based decision can often lead to a less than desireable finished product. So what is this red headed stepchild of the PC? Fans of course! Personally I love fans. They are one of the first things that I consider when working on a new build. The reason as I said, is that your fan choice can seriously make or break your rig. Budget fans are often noisy, gaudy, and will generally fail early or arrive non-functional altogether. Fortunately our beloved parts manufacturers have your back and there is a whole load of options to choose from. Today we’ll be taking a look at a brand new offering from one of the strongest companies in the market, the ML120 PRO LED by Corsair. Follow along as we try out a set of six of these new air pushers to see if they are worthy of more of your attention or just another boring plastic square to pass over.
Special thanks to Corsair for providing the ML120 PRO LED fans for review!
Harnesses magnetic levitation technology to provide lower noise, higher performance, and a longer lifespan
Custom Rotor Design
Delivers the perfect balance between high static pressure and high airflow, operating flawlessly in the most challenging environments
Extensive Control Range
A 2,000 RPM control range gives you total control between low noise and absolute performance
Replaceable corners mounted to anti-vibration rubber dampers allow you to match your fans with the rest of your build while delivering quiet operation at higher speeds
Available in Red, White or Blue, the ultra-bright LEDs mounted to the center harness output a vivid blast of light and color
Warranty: Five years
Fan Size: 120mm x 25mm
Flow Type: Static Pressure
LED Color: Blue/White/Red
PWM Control: Yes
Airflow: 12 – 75 CFM
Static Pressure: 0.2 – 4.2 mmH20
Sound Level: 16 – 37 dBA
Speed: 400 – 2400 RPM
Power Draw: 0.299 A
The ML120 Pro LED’s come in a standard size fan box. The top and bottom of the box are bright yellow and frame in a thick black stripe that runs down the middle and features a photo of the fan front and center. Below the photo you will find three little info graphics. Above the photo is the Corsair logo and the product name done in a chrome finish. The ML120 Pro LED series is available in three colors, you will find that the finish on the box reflects which color is inside.
Flipping to the back of the box you will find the full feature listing and technical specifications that we included above. The sides of the box simply have product name and a small photo of the fan in the color included.
Cut the seal at the back of the top of the box to open it. Inside you will find a small pull tab used to remove the bright yellow inner packaging. Removing this you will find the fan held securely in the folded box. It’s really neat clean packing with the fan’s power cord hidden in the base of the box with the accessory bag.