Release Date: 10/12/2017
MSRP: $119.99 (x3 fans)
After having awful experiences with the Thermaltake Riing fans I had purchased almost 2 years ago, I decided to finally drop the premium cash on premium fans. The biggest draw to the LL fans is that the fans themselves light up and not just the rings around them. Corsair is the best RGB suite in existence right now, so this was my start to move exclusively toward corsair for my RGB needs. They are expensive but well worth the purchase.
Sadly, the installation process is a huge nightmare, especially if you install 9 fans like I did. You need a fan port for each fan plus a spare USB port on the motherboard for the Node Pro that controls the lighting and syncs everything. You also need SATA to power the control box (yeah there are two things in here, not just one) and then plug the fans you want in the correct lighting order you prefer into the control box. For multiple fans, you have to link these control boxes up to the single Node Pro as it allows two control boxes for a total of 12 fans to be controlled by one Node. It took me 5 hours to install all these fans and figure out what to do with the fans I didn’t have fan ports for. You can buy a Commander Pro that allows more internal fan ports or connect them directly to the PSU which I had to do for my bottom fans.
Once you get past the awful installation process the software side is extremely easy. The iCUE software recognizes everything right away and you just have to assign lighting profiles as the lights kick on. This is by far the most beautiful RGB fan setup I have ever seen and the depth of the Led’s capabilities and software is astounding. You can individually color the ring and different parts of the fan itself which is mind-blowing. The profiles available online show amazingly detailed and well-made orchestrated effects that will make your PC the center of attention in any room.
After having the fans for nearly a week I can’t get enough of them. From solid color to spiraling rainbows and flashing light shows, the LL fans are incredibly impressive and they keep my case cooler than my Thermaltakes did. They do have style and substance and Corsair seriously made some great fans. They are whisper quiet even at full speed which is around 1600RPMs and I barely notice it in a quiet office and not at all with games blaring.
If you have the cash to drop try to get at least a full set of these. Combined with Corsair’s other RGB items an entire PC suite with the same color profile is just out of this world and the fans just pull an entire rig together to make it look sharp and insanely beautiful.