Thermaltake has gone big into liquid cooling recently with their LCS branded cases and water cooling equipment being a pretty good selection of parts. While there are some things I may not completely agree with, when I saw the Riing LED fans introduced late February I immediately wanted to get my hands on a couple. At first glance it seemed simply like their take on the Corsair SP120 retail fans but the more I saw and read about them, the more I noticed the fine details that distinguish these at the same time. Thanks then to Shannon for providing test samples to get a better look and comprehensive performance analysis done.

Let’s take a look at the specs courtesy the product page:

Now that particular product page is for the red LED version, and I actually got one of each color but the specs themselves are the same across the board. We see that this is a standard 25mm thick fan, and the starting voltage rating is extremely high at 9 V. But we have already seen examples where this number ended up being conversative only, and hopefully it is the case here too. The rated current at 0.2 A corresponds also with the input power rating at 2.4 W which includes start up boost as well which is not bad at all for an LED fan that is rated for 1500 RPM. This comes with a low noise cable that lowers the max speed rating to 1000 RPM for those preferring to not use fan controllers and employ a set n’ forget solution. I am glad to see the bearing type, MTBF and fan weight also included here to round up a decent specs sheet. I would have liked to see the warranty period being explicitly mentioned in here, but a look at their warranty policy page tells us that the fans have a 3 year limited warranty- in line with what I expected given the bearing and MTBF but I would have liked to see more of course. Let’s now take a look at the fan on the next page.

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