Get a Triple Pack of Corsair’s RGB Magnetic Levitation Fans at 29% off
Corsair’s ML (magnetic levitation) fans are a popular choice for system builders, thanks to their high RPM range, good cooling performance, and better durability than traditional designs. The latest edition is the RGB Elite, which offers improved acoustics over its predecessors, and it’s this one that was handed over to Amazon UK today. A triple pack with an iCUE Lighting Node Core normally costs £85, but today that price has dropped to £60 – a 29% reduction. I think that’s a big shout out if you’re planning a new release or upgrade to the base case fans, and in fact I’ve even placed an order for my own PC.
Looking at historical data, these ventilators have either been at full retail price or sold out for the six months they’ve been available – this is the first major price drop on record. You can get cheaper RGB fans, sure, but my experience here is that going with a branded option makes a lot of sense. I picked up one of those no-name budget alternatives a few years ago and was very happy with how they looked and performed – until I realized fans had absolutely no way of adjust their speed; they were basically stuck flat out at all times because they completely lacked a PWM or USB connection. I eventually moved on to a similar triple pack of Corsair fans, and my ears have been thanking me every day since.
There are other brand name options though, so let me tell you a bit more about why these particular fans are worth considering. First, performance. Respected and highly German store Igor’s Lab recently evaluated the fans in their impressive test chamber and concluded that the fans were a solid choice, thanks to impressive thermal performance, low noise, and efficient RGB lighting. Compared to their benchmark fan, the Be Quiet Light Wings, Corsair fans achieved better efficiency, represented by greater airflow at the same RPM value, as well as lower noise levels across the entire range of diet. They noted that the fans were effective both in radiators and as pure case fans, directing a good amount of airflow without requiring excessive fan speed.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, these case fans also impress. The RGB lighting is clearly visible on both sides of the fan, which isn’t always the case – the most poorly designed RGB fans tend to put all their RGB lighting on one side of the fan, leaving the other aspect clear and dull. Corsair’s RGB ecosystem is also among the most developed in PC gaming, and these fans with the included six-device RGB controller will let you sync lighting between Corsair’s RAM, coolers, case fans, keyboards, mice, headsets, mouse pads and more. The iCUE software is among the most powerful on the market, allowing complex programming, but access to basic effects remains simple.
So if you’re already in the Corsair ecosystem or just fancy a high-end magnetic levitation RGB triple-pack of fans, this is a good budget option. I’m always on the lookout for alternatives, so let me know what you think in the comments below if I missed an even greater option. Thanks for joining me and see you next time!