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Aigo MR12 RGB AURA SYNC FANS


Aigo MR12 DARKFLASH

Certainly, When you have a transparent case, there is a need to light up your system components inside the case if you want to brag about your latest build computer. Now, latest motherboards have lights on the board itself. and new motherboards offer Aura Sync and RGB fusion like features to sync all lights in a pc case. Most noteworthy, you can simply change the colors of your rams, motherboard LEDs, GPUs, AIO Cooler, and all accessories in a single click.

Aigo MR12 series of RGB fans offers Gamers cheap Aura sync features. These fans feature rubber vibration dampers on each corner. Fans can be controlled using a remote controller and 8-way RGB fan hub with 2 connectors for RGB Strips and you can also change fan speed using the remote. Honestly, These fans are a huge upgrade for the previous series of fans as these fans offer better build quality, inherit all color modes from the previous series and come with Aura Sync in the controller.

Color and Speed Modes

Aigo MR12 have beautiful rainbow color wave effect similar to Aigo DR12. Similarly, It matches perfectly with the wave effect on the MSI Lightning X 1080 Ti. Similarly, Colorwise these fans have 7 different modes, Skyblue, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and an additional mode which cycles through all the colors. Moreover, no color glitch animation in these fans, unlike Aigo DR12. While the Aigo DR12 is sometimes stuck between two color modes.

Product
3x Aigo MR12 RGB + Controller with MB Sync
3x Aigo DR12 RGB + Controller 3X SP120 RGB + Controller3x HD120 RGB + Controller3x Ring 12 RGB + Controller3xNZXT Aer RGB120+ Controller
Fan Size120mm120mm120mm120mm120mm120mm
Connection cable6 pin6-pin3-pin4-pin PWM4-pin PWM4-pin PWM
Bearing typeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicFluid Dynamic Bearing
LEDs1212412
Speed (RPM)1300RPM1200RPM1400RPM800-1725RPM800 ~ 1500 R.P.M500-1,500 RPM
Bundled controller unitYesYesYesYesYesYes
Price (US)$33$28$61.91$73.79$56.99$81.99

Furthermore, the controller also offers color mode options like Color wave, Double Flash, Flash, Star Light, and Rainbow.

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MR12 vs DR12
Single MR12 Fan
Fan Controller
Remote
Corsair 750D

Fan Controller

The LEDs and the fan motors are powered by an RGB controller unit, which can, to power up to 8 separate fans. Also, This unit comes with remote with 9 buttons on it for Colors, Modes, Brightness, and fan speed. luckily Remote performance is on par with the Aigo DR12 Fan controller. Moreover, I was able to change colors from a distance of about 12 feet and you don’t need to point it towards the controller.

Fans are silent and have a max speed of 1300RPM. Even 3 fans all together are quieter than the Corsair H80iGT’s 2 radiator fans. Furthermore, You can use it with liquid cooling radiators with any issue of high temperatures. I was getting 35-40C in winter using these fans while on stock fans temperatures stays around 30C. Consequently, It’s Corsair fans which have no comparison for the Aigo fans in terms of speeds and Airflow. Moreover, Corsair fans can hit 2435 RPM while Aigo MR12 can go as high as 1300RPM.

Speed Test

The fan speed of the MR12 fans is greater than the Aigo DR12 fans. So there is around 25% increase in the Airflow when you switch to MR12. Also, MR12 fans have fewer fan blades but blades are rigid and have better edge design which results in high airflow and speed. Hence, Airflow of these fans is 34.34CFM, half as compared to Corsair H80’s fans.

Conclusion

Fans have the awesome build quality and Dual Ring RGB LEDs. Also, there are total 12 addressable RGB on both sides which makes possible some new light effects. Probably the prime features of this package are an Aura sync controller. Above all you don’t have to point the remote towards controller for working, and you can change colors using your Bios or Motherboard Utility. Moreover, you get 3 RGB fans with one controller that supports up to 8 fans sometimes and 4 RGB LED Strips in only 33$.

Aigo C5 RGB Led Fans Review

Aigo C5 RGB Led Fans Review

  • No remote controller
  • You’ve to open the case to access controller
  • Colors not accurate
  • Great feature for this Price
  • Fans are quiet
  • Colors are bright and plenty of option
  • have changeable speed from the controller

When it comes to fans a lot has changed over the past few years, while the core designs have remained unchanged a lot of research and have gone into making them run quieter and with the maximum amount of airflow by making changes that are all but invisible to end users.

Today most gamers enjoy frequently changing several aspects of their system, especially the color and external aesthetic of their PCs, with case modding, painting and other modifications becoming popular among most PC building communities.  Now, the drive to make PC modding easier has resulted in a lot of companies changing their designs to more neutral aesthetic to take advantage of RGB LEDs, allowing your PC hardware to be colored to best suit your desired aesthetic.

Aigo C5 series of RGB fans PC builders can change their PCs color scheme between a wide range of color options at the mere click of a button. Aigo C5 features rubber vibration dampers on each corner and fan speed control. Fans can be controlled using a three-button fan controller and 10-way RGB fan hub, but cannot be controlled through your PC or software package.

Color and Speed Modes

Aigo C5 have beautiful rainbow color effects. Colour wise these fans have 7 different modes, Skyblue, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and an additional mode which cycles through all the colors.

Product 5x Aigo C5 120RGB + Controller 3X SP120 RGB + Controller 3x HD120 RGB + Controller 3x Ring 12 RGB + Controller 2xNZXT Aer RGB120+ Controller
Fan Size 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm
Connection cable 6-pin 3-pin 4-pin PWM 4-pin PWM 4-pin PWM
Bearing type Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Fluid Dynamic Bearing
LEDs 4 12
Speed (RPM) 1300RPM 1400RPM 800-1725RPM 800 ~ 1500 R.P.M 500-1,500 RPM
Bundled controller unit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price (US) $67.08 $69.99 $89.99 $95.99 $79.99

The controller also offers color mode options like Breathing rotation, Rotation Gradient, Color chasing, Rotating Water, Colorful rotation, and breathing.

The LEDs and the fan motors are powered separately, with the LED connections being powered by RGB controller unit, which can be used to power up to 10 separate fans. This unit has 3 buttons on it for modes, fan speed, and effect speed.

Fans are silent and have a max speed of 1500RPM. Even 5 fans all together are quieter than the Corsair H80iGT’s 2 radiator fans. You can change speed from the speed controller, It has 2 speed options. The lower speed is somewhere near 1300RPM. You can use it with liquid cooler radiators but at the high workload, temperatures will be slightly higher due to comparatively low fan speed.

Temperature Test

I installed these fans on the radiator replacing the stock fans came with Corsair H80i GT Liquid Cooler. Fans run quiet and have decent fan speed to maintain the temperature around 60-68C at full load. While temperature stays around 57C using Corsair H80iGTs dual fans.

Conclusion

Fans overall look excellent and have a lot of color modes to offer at low price point. Although you’ve to open the side panel to access the fan controller. There is no remoter or additional button control to keep outside the case. You get 5 RGB fans with one controller that supports up to 10 fans in only 68$.

 

Aigo Z6 RGB Led Fans Review

Aigo Z6 RGB Led Fans Review

  • Limited Color Modes
  • Speed of fans below average
  • Remote don’t work if not pointed towards controller
  • Great Feature for this Price
  • Fans are quiet
  • Colors are bright
  • RGB Rings on Both Sides.
  • comes with a remote

As you know the evolution of Gaming hardware have produced new Processors and Graphic cards every year. There is also need to manage the temperature of hardware as they run hot at high loads. Similarly to keep the airflow at ambient temperature, Fans are employed in the computer cases.

Fans have changed a lot, but in the past few years, the only improvement is made into fan speed and airflow which are invisible to end users.

Today most gamers enjoy frequently changing several aspects of their system, especially the color and external aesthetic of their PCs. Now, a lot of companies are using RGB LEDs, allowing your PC hardware to be colored to your desired visuals.

Aigo Z6 series of RGB fans are equipped with dual aura light effects, both of the sides can show you a superior LED illumination effect even in daylight.

Color and Speed Modes

Fans can be controlled using IR remote and 10-way RGB fan hub, but cannot be controlled through your PC or software package. You don’t have full RGB colors but you have enough colors to match any color scheme. Colour wise these fans have 15 different colors, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and white. Aigo Z6 features rubber vibration dampers on each corner but there is no option for fan speed control.

Product 3x Aigo Z6 120 RGB +Controller 3x SP120 RGB +Controller 3x HD120 RGB +Controller 3x Ring 12 RGB + Controller 2x NZXT Aer RGB120+ Controller
Fan Size 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm
Connection cable  4-pin PWM 3-pin 4-pin PWM 4-pin PWM 4-pin PWM
Bearing type Fluid Bearing Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Fluid Dynamic Bearing
LEDs 4 12
Speed (RPM) 1200RPM 1400RPM 800-1725RPM 800-1500RPM 500-1,500RPM
Bundled controller unit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price (US) $38.70 $69.99 $89.99 $95.99 $79.99

The controller also offers colour mode options like White Breathing, Flash, Smooth and Fade.

The LEDs and the fan motors are powered by RGB controller unit, which can be used to power up to 8 separate fans. This unit has no buttons on it. You can change the colors through the IR remote of the controller. Remote have 24 buttons on it which includes on and off buttons with additional Color and Modes Buttons. The fan controller is connected to the 4 Pin 12V input line.

Fans are silent and have the max speed of 1200RPM. No fan speed control in the remote. You can change the brightness and effects. You can use it with liquid cooler radiators but at the high workload, temperatures will be slightly higher due to comparatively low fan speed. Fans speed is also slow as compared to Aigo C5 RGB fans.

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Conclusion

Fans overall look satisfactory and have a lot of color modes to offer at low price point. IR remote is the best feature so you don’t have to open the case to change color or modes. Although you have to align the remote with the IR receiver for working. You get 3 RGB fans with one controller and remote that supports up to 8 fans in only 38.70$. One can compromise on the fan speed considering the other features of the Fans and controller. Lights are bright and you have dual Aura which lightens up both outside and inside of your computer case.