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NZXT launches Aer RGB line of LED PWM fans

by Mark Tyson on 14 September 2016, 10:05

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NZXT has launched a new range of RGB illuminated PC system fans. Available in both 120mm and 140mm sizes, the Aer RGB fans feature fluid dynamic bearings, PWM control, and RGB lighting effects a-plenty. To get the best possible light-show from these new fans it's necessary to link them up to NZXT's own HUE+ controller and configure them via the free CAM software.

Before we get into the lighting details, let's take a look at the cooling specs of these fans. As mentioned in the intro, the Aer range is available in both 120mm and 140mm sizxes. They use a Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) for reliability and longevity – promised to last over six years. The Aer fans are PWM controlled, to sped up as your system requires, and offer rotation speeds of between 500-1,500 RPM. I've constructed a comparison table for other tech specs:

 

 

Aer RGB120

 

Aer RGB140

Size

120 x 120 x 26mm

140 x 140 x 26mm

Weight

183g

213g

Airflow

20 – 61.4 CFM

23.9 – 71.6 CFM

Air pressure

0.15 – 1.36mm-H2O

0.20 – 1.81mm-H2O

Fan noise

22 – 31 dBA

22 – 33dBA

 

Furthermore, NZXT has implemented its special winglet fan blade tip design to make the fans as efficient and quiet as possible. The fans are said to be easy to install and link together.

RGB lighting

NZXT boasts that the Aer range offers "countless illumination options". Each fan is equipped with 8x LEDs. There's a dozen lighting presets to choose from via HUE+ (RPM, Wings, Fading, Breathing, Spectrum Wave, Pulse etc.) and a fully customisable mode. Daisy chaining fans offers even more lighting options and effects.

Using HUE+ and the free CAM software you can synchronise Aer fan LEDS and additional LED lighting strips. Via HUE+'s twin channels users can control up to 10 Aer fans. Fans don't have to synchronise as a whole across your system it is possible to create custom groups.

NZXT Aer fans will become available from next month in the US, the EU, and Asia. I have US, UK and Euro prices from NZXT, that pricing info is reproduced below:

  • Aer RGB120 & HUE+: 2 x Aer RGB120 with HUE+ Controller - $79.99, £74.99 inc VAT, €84,90
  • Aer RGB140 & HUE+: 2 x Aer RGB140 with HUE+ Controller - $89.99, £89.99 inc VAT, €94,50
  • Aer RGB120 Triple Pack: 3 x Aer RGB120 - $79.99, £69.99 inc VAT, €79.90
  • Aer RGB140 Triple Pack: 3 x Aer RGB140 - $89.99, £84.99 inc VAT, €89,90
  • Aer RGB120 - $29.99, £31.99 inc VAT, €29, 90
  • Aer RGB140 - $34.99, £39.99 inc VAT, €34,90


HEXUS Forums :: 7 Comments

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Is there a way to make them change color as CPU gets hotter?
I'm pretty sure NZXT's HUE+ does that with their LED strips, so they probably will.
Not too sure I'll be spending £120 for the three front fans just to cover them up with the solid front panel, lol.

I do wants though, very much.
Who in their right mind is going to pay £32 for a 120mm fan with less than impressive specs? It's madness!! Why do people want to make their pc's look like a seaside arcade machine anyway?
pastymuncher
Who in their right mind is going to pay £32 for a 120mm fan with less than impressive specs? It's madness!! Why do people want to make their pc's look like a seaside arcade machine anyway?

Hahaha great analogy, it really does look like those seaside attractions!

Seems like RGB is the trend right now… there's even RGB headphones to make you look ridiculous, and not to mention, RGB mousepads…