For many people fans are sort of an afterthought when it comes to their build, but when you are doing water cooling fans are a big part of it. The biggest thing with the fans you choose for water cooling is that you want them to have high static pressure. The fan blades are custom designed for high static pressure requirements of demanding applications such as radiators, the concentrated compression blade is engineered to focus the weaker, inner circle of air outward, allowing the outer section to pressurize the air.
Another important characteristic of fans is how quiet they are. The hydraulic bearing on these fans self-lubricates with a high quality, friction-reducing substance which lowers operating noise and improves efficiency. The fans also have anti-vibration rubber pads on each corner. Remember you can turn the fans down too the low noise level which is 29% quieter.
Of course the big selling point for these fans is the RGB LED ring that sits on the inside of each fan. These add a cool feature to your build and when running do look pretty awesome. The LED ring is RGB so you can select between 256 different colors. The included controller makes this possible, you can select red, blue, white, and green pre-programmed colors or you can go into 256 color mode which cycles through all 256 colors. While in 256 color mode you can hit the pause button on the controller to lock in that color. You also have the ability to turn the LED ring off if you want.
The Riing LED RGB fans are a great addition to any build and are perfect for installing on a radiator. Right now the three pack of the Riing 12’s (120mm) are selling for $69.99 at my favorite online retailer while the Riing 14’s (140mm) are a bit more expensive at $74.99 for the three pack. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Riing LED RGB Fans a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Quiet operation
– Easy to use controller
– Comes with normal fan and radiator mounting hardware
– None that I found