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Thermaltake - Riing 120mm Case Cooling Fan Kit with RGB lighting-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fits the purpose in aesthetics and cooling...

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    Insomniak1
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    This set replaced the stock fans that came with my case (NZXT H500). The installation is rather simple. These look awesome (see the picture). However, there are a few things that bring the score down. First: these fans' connectors are proprietary and can only be connected to the included hub. The RGB can be controlled from the hub or use Thermaltake's software (kind of buggy). They are not compatible with any motherboard's RGB software. Second: the controller is bulky. Not a big issue but something to consider -especially if you have little room in the back panel. And third: there is no room for adding more than 3 fans. I have 4 bays and I bought another TT fan, which I had to return. My PC still looks nice, but I keep looking at that other non-conforming fan. If I want another. I need to buy another hub and then a very specific Y splitter -not worth it. As far as performance, they are very good. They run very quietly even at higher speeds. Overall, if you are looking for a 3-fan solution with really nice RGB, and you do not care about making changes by opening the back panel every time, these may fit the bill at a good price. However, if you have more than 3 fans to replace, or want absolute control through software (Aura, Gigabyte Fusion, etc.), these are not it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent RGB fans

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    beoza
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    First time adding RGB fans to my case. Simple to install like all other case fans, 4 screws make sure fan is blowing the proper direction you want, connect the power/lighting lead and you're done. You do need to use the control box these fans come with as their connectors are proprietary, you can't connect these to your fan headers on the motherboard or competitors fan controllers. However you can connect the control box to other fan controllers and control all 3 fans. The lighting on these are great, I have them set to blue so they match the lighting in my case and keyboard/mouse. The leads on the fans are longer than standard case fans making it easier to mount them. Make sure your case has room for the control box though it's about the shape of a credit card but around 1" thick, it comes with a velcro pad for mounting the box. If you want to add RGB lighting you can't go wrong with these, just be aware you have to use their control box to connect the fans to any fan header on the motherboard or a fan controller. Don't over tighten the screws either, these do have rubber pads around the mounting holes that stop the fans from moving. These are also fairly quiet at max speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good low noise low air volume solution

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    Syios
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    Ive been using Thermaltake fans for my higher power builds since forever now. These imo shouldnt be marked as TT-1225's which have always been obnoxiously loud hong sheng fans with high static pressure that move serious volume for high heat solutions ( kind of like a baby Delta or a Nidec) These fans i could imagine would be good in very low restriction open air style case because they will get somewhat of a breeze going and you seem to notice it more from about 6-8" away from the front of the fan. FWIW it is rather well dispersed airflow so that is why i would use them in a low restriction case primarily for intake, maybe exhaust, if you were to use them on something like a high fpi rad they wouldnt work so well in push or pull which is what i got them for. My mistake on that one. The fan "controller" is kind of a neat-ish concept i guess. Wish it had more than 3 ports on it though and had some extra lighting features for the price point. Not sure what the extra port on the side is for would be sick if you could hook it up to mainboard rgb or even a usb header control to have more features..... The fans will work hooked up to a 3 pin or pwm just no leds on them. Overall id say they are good if you want a low noise low air volume solution and dont mind the bulky controller flopping around your case so i cant really knock stars off past 1... And they are ThermalTanks after all so it should last 10+ years like most my other TT fans and gear if maintained with the same level of care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

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    Joakinb5
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    Ok the fans are good but..... but.... the cable for control the fans via software, it doesn’t come in the box, so you have a 3 fans, one control, one cable to connect the control into the 4 pin fan header , so if you wanna to change the color or the speed in your fans, you need to open the case and push the ridiculous buttons, and you can’t install the control outside the case because the cable in the fans are to but toooooooooo short , you need to expend another 20 bucks in the usb cable control ( if you find it) stay away and expend a few more dollars in the decent fans for example Corsair, sorry guys of thermaltake, do better next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kit is good but not good for expandability

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    Jyscal
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    The fans themselves are pretty good. Don't expect Be Quiet or Noctua levels of air movement or static pressure, but the it itself is priced appropriately. I've got 3 of these on a 360mm AIO Rad from Thermal Take and they do a pretty good job of keeping the loop cool. The issue that I have with these is two fold. First, the controller is needed for the fans. If you don't have the controller, the fans don't work if you want RGB. It's a special 5 pin connector that works out of the box with Thermal Take stuff. Sure I could figure out which wire does what, but you still loose out on the RGB. Second, is that the PWM fan cable that goes from the controller to the motherboard is a bit flimsy. I was moving the controller around while doing cable management and somehow managed to pull out one of the wires from the harness. First time I've ever done this, so watch out! Do yourself a favor, spend the extra bucks and get the Corsair RGB fans.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quiet fans that look great

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    RetnuhTnelisV
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    I have used a lot of different fans from bequiet, noctua, corsair, nzxt, etc...I never considered these TT fans until I walked by them at BB. I ended up grabbing them because I wanted three fans for my FD Celsius S36 that were less noisy than the stock fans. The controller makes these inaudible running at 1/2 the rpm speed constant. Although I dont have a preference on the RGB side it is nice that I can alter the colors whenever that time comes. Currently have them pulling air through rad to cool 7700k (delidded). max 62c under prime95 and real bench is 65c. More importantly (for me) is complete silence. Only noise in my PC is the occasional HDD when I store my photos and videos. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised...

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    Dawson1023
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    These fans are as advertised. They have a 256 color range, only customization form the controller (You are unable to use any software for color control). Coming from the single color blue and white Riing 12 fans, these are the same in all ways except color and how they connect. Remember these are not the plus version with these. You could save the extra money and just buy 3 of the standard color Riing fans but when your build changes, you are not going to be restricted color wise. Not to mention that these fans do indeed move air quite well even in the mid-size case that I have (NZXT H500). Overall, would I spend the extra 50-60 dollars to buy the premium version, no (but that is just me...). These are wonderful fans and work as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looks, performance, and noise levels

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    BenM
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    I purchased these RGB fans because they are a great value compared to similar product offerings from the likes of NZXT and Corsair. These fans are PWM so your motherboard can adjust the speed to high performance when you need it or low noise when you don't. The included fan controller has 3 buttons that allow you to 1) Change color 2) Play/Pause the cycling of colors 3) Switch between low and high speed fan mode. They keep my PC running cool and I have to put my ear next to the case to really hear any noise. Overall I am very satisfied with these fans for their awesome aesthetics and performance. I would recommend them without hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Colors!

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    TairenWolfe
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    I love my new Thermaltake fans! So many pretty colors and varieties! It was easy to install and easy to use and they are so much quieter than my previous fans. My computer no longer sounds like it's about to fly away. Thankfully there was plenty of wire for me to be able to run them into my current cable management with ease. However if there was one thing I didn't like about my new fans it would have to be the control module. There is no easy way to mount it or place it where it can still be easily accessed. In the end I had to dangle the module out the back of my tower. It may not look the prettiest dangling out the back like that but nobody really sees the back of my tower anyways. All in all, it's a great product and I'm thoroughly pleased with my purchase of the Thermaltake (pretty colors) fans and I would definitely recommend them to my fellow PC gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Look good, but one flaw

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    MisterT
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    I had a friend with two of the Thermaltake Riing fans in his case, but his were just one color and not RGB like these. I really liked the look of this brand fan and decided to buy this triple pack, which is RGB with a controller. These fans are not loud and do decently to cool my case, but I wish the cables from the fans were longer - it took some less than optimal placement to get these cables to reach the controller with decent-looking cable management. My only real gripe with these fans is that when I wake my PC from sleep, the fan LEDs will come on but quickly turn off, which forces me to open my case to turn them back on. I don't know if there's an easy fix for this issue or not, short of mounting the LED control on the outside of your case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the best fans but worth every penny

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    PoiSmash
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    The Thermaltake Riing 3 pack RGB fans added a little zest to my computer by adding a little more color and options to my rig, thus allowing me to showcase the internals. You may see a lot of reviews that the controller that comes with the kit does not keep the settings after a power down of the computer. I experienced that and found the fix was to either plug it directly into the PSU with a molex adapter or change the FAN settings within the BIOS to 100%. I found and researched from other users that initially the controller was not receiving enough power when plugged directly into the motherboard. The fix was to change the power settings on that plug within the bios. All in all it probably won't provide the best airflow, but the configurable led settings is worth it. So therefore I recommend this set of fans for anyone who is in a RGB craze at the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    RGB - Easy To Set Up

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    OffBeatOtto
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    When I purchased these fans I was not sure what I was about to get into. I've worked with a lot of different case fans in the past, and a few of them had fan controllers. The included fan controller for this specific setup was actually quite easy to work with, just like those in the past. The Kit also included all the screws needed to get this up and running. The RGB Lighting on these are plenty bright to illuminate my case (Phanteks P400), and added just enough flare without going overboard for my tastes. I wished I had known that there was a 140MM version of this kit before I bought these, but 120MM worked fine anyway. I would buy this kit again, as well as recommend this to anyone looking to add a few fans to their setup or if you would like to add just a touch of RGB Lighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful RGB, great cooling, secure mounting

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    Monty
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    First off, the RGB ring lights on these fans is too beautiful; maybe it just looks especially good in a case like the NZXT Phantom 410, but anyone going for ring lighting on their fans rather than the fan blades being lit will love these. The cooling is wonderful on these fans. Very consistent revolutions as well as up-to-1500 RPM speeds give your chassis quiet yet proficient cooling performance. Most importantly, the fans and fan controller are easy to secure onto your case, as they are given rubber/soft-plastic spacers on the edges. Overall, they really are a solid upgrade to stock chassis fans that I recommend to most PC builders.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Aesthetics and Performance

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    Cuttrax
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    I bought two sets of these fans for my gaming pc. The first set I used on the front with a radiator that I had to place into a push/pull config because of the air restrictions of the new case I bought. Before placing these fans in the front I was using 2 Corsair Mag Lev fans and they were not enough once the system was in a new case. Adding these helped to drop my temperature to below what it was in my old case. The RGB on the fans is also really nice for the price when compared to the Corsair fans that would be over 100 dollars. Only negative thing I have found is having to stash the RGB controller somewhere in my case and that the fans are slightly louder than my Corsair Mag Levs when on performance mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fans but has a quirk

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    NoDak
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    overall very nice fans if you use the included control module. the module controls the lights. if you do not use the module there is no lights (which i prefer). also since they have a 5 pin connector, they are meant to be used with the control module. if you connect them directly to a motherboard (they usually only have a 4 pin connector) you have to make sure you connect them to the correct 4 pins on the 5 pin connector. if you dont, then the fan will not spin. they spin roughly 1500 rpms, which is higher than normal for a 120mm fan (they usually spin at 1200 rpms)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

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    Nard
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    These are decent fans but the crontroll box only syncs 3 fans. If you plan on using two control boxes there’s a sync cable online. Other option is to mod the fan connectors to fit 6 to one controller. Biggest issue in either case is the controller is inside. If you want to change color you have to open your case back up. Switch mods are available online but the sync pin connector is not easy to match as they’ve design it not to work with normal fan cables. A simple usb 2 connection and software would have been a better option for controls but then again that’s why they cost less

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Easy install

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    Lesm
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    Went to get a replacement fan for my gaming coneuter , was quickly directed to the right department, and the sales help was knowledgeable and suggested this product for my pc. To my sup rise there was 3 fans in the box so I replaces 2 of my fans. Installation was quick and easy per the instructions. Powered up my machine and they worked perfectly, with little noise. I have to say the price was very good for the 3 fans. I wou mm d recommend this to anyone who is in the market for replacement fans for any pc they have. Very satisfied with my experience shopping at best buy here in Ocala.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great fans marred by poor controller.

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    kgibson1983

    Let me get this out of the way, these are great fans. However, the controller does not mount to anything on your case. You have to use velcro, the velcro provided is not adequate. Not to mention to change the colors or the modes you have to open your case. There is a newer version of the same fans that is software controller via a usb header on your motherboard. The fans connect to the controller via 5 pin heads. The controller acts as a 4 pin to 5 pin converter, and you can't daisychain the controllers. I have decided to take these fans back to the store and order the newer version on ebay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Real good Fan with rgb

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    mtdew1969
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    Well Thermaltake has you covered with their new Riing LED RGB fans. These fans are made specifically for radiators and feature a LED ring that goes around the frame of the fan. This LED ring is RGB giving you 256 multi-colored options to choose from, so you can definitely match it to your build quite easily. Thermaltake is offering these fans in 120 mm and 140 mm versions that come in a single pack (1 fan) or a 3-fan pack. Today we have a 3-pack of the 120 mm fans, let’s take a look and see what they are all about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fans

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    Mike
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    Bought these on sale to add some color to my custom case. The fans are top quality and very quiet. I replaced a set of generic fans that came with the case and the noise reduced significantly. These fans seem to move more air than the fans they replaced. The ability to change collars allowed me to match the existing lighting in my case. Only negative i could say is you have to mount the fan controller which can be slightly unsightly. Its not large but hiding the cables going to it is difficult. Cluttered up the the inside of my case a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend