For system builders looking for a bit of extra flair, NZXT has announced a new family of computer fans with RGB LEDs, whose lighting can be customized using the company’s HUE+ hardware controller as well as CAM software. The 120- and 140-mm Aer RGB fans are designed for modders and high-end system builders, who would like to add maximum customization to their rigs and change their lighting settings on the fly.

The NZXT Aer RGB fans feature eight embedded LEDs covered with a special matte light-scattering material. The LEDs can be dynamically controlled using the NZXT CAM software when the fan is plugged to the company’s HUE+ module (sold separately). Each module can control up to five Aer RGB fans, which can be daisy chained, but still controlled separately. The CAM app and HUE+ modules support various presets for different lighting effects (breathing, pulse, fading, etc.) and allow users to create their own presents as well, which enables everyone to build highly-custom PCs while using off-the-shelf components. The new Aer RGB fans compliment NZXT’s LED strips, which can also be controlled using the HUE+.

NZXT offers two versions of Aer RGB fans in 120 mm form-factor as well as in 140 mm form-factor. Both fans use fluid dynamic beading, feature 500 – 1500 RPM speed and can produce 31 dBA or 33 dBA of noise.

Specifications of NZXT Aer RGB Fans
  Aer RGB120
Aer RGB140
Speed 500 ~ 1500
Airflow (CFM) 61.4 71.6
Airflow (m3/h) 56.43 ~ 77.02 56.43 ~ 91.17
Static Pressure (mm-H2O) 0.15 ~ 1.36 0.2 ~ 1.81
Noise (dBA) 31 33
Fan Life Six Years
Connector 4-pin PWM connector
Dimensions (mm) 120 (W) x 120 (H) x 26 (D) 140 (W) x 140 (H) x 26 (D)

The manufacturer will start to sell its Aer RGB fans in late October worldwide. Since we are talking about unique, aesthetic-focused products, they are not going to be cheap: the Aer RGB120 will cost $29.99, whereas the Aer RGB140 will be priced at $34.99. For those, who do not have a HUE+, NZXT will offer starter packs with two Aer RGB fans and one module for $79.99 (120 mm fans) and $89.99 (140 mm fans). In addition, the company will offer triple packs consisting of three fans of the same size for $79.99 (120 mm fans) and $89.99 (140 mm fans).

Pricing of NZXT Aer RGB Fans
  Model Number Aer RGB Fans HUE+ Module Price
Single Pack 120mm RF-AR120-B1 1 - $29.99
140mm RF-AR140-B1 1 - $34.99
Starter Pack 120mm - 2 1 $79.99
140mm - 2 1 $89.99
Triple Pack 120mm RF-AR120-T1 3 - $79.99
140mm RF-AR140-T1 3 - $89.99

Source: NZXT

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  • willis936 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    The greatest innovation of 2016: RGB fans.
  • 3DoubleD - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    But do they support wide-gamut color and HDR? I might hold off until next year...
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    Nah, even then. I'm not biting until the RGB fans are lit by 10-bit OLEDs, with HDR 2.0 support, and has an HDMI 2.0 port.
  • QinX - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    In 2017 a PC case will have so many LEDs that it could be a screen, at which point all cases are now All-in-Ones.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    In 2018, cases will literally have full-size OLED monitors as sidepanels.
  • ssj4Gogeta - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - link

    And a camera inside so the side panels can display the internal components.
  • Devo2007 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    Until I can play Crysis on my RGB fans, I'll hold off...... :)
  • Notmyusualid - Thursday, September 22, 2016 - link

    Thanks for my first laugh of the day.

    +100 internet points for you!
  • ddriver - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - link

    Homosexuals all around the globe rejoice.
  • close - Thursday, September 22, 2016 - link

    ddriver - because somehow not everybody already knows you are an d-bag a-hole.

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