16 Sep 2021 10:43 AM +00:00

Best PC Fans 2021: RGB, High Performance, and More!

Getting the fastest, quietest, or the best RGB fan for your PC computer is important depending on what your PC will be doing. 

If your PC features high-end components, but a restrictive case, then getting the fastest PC fan that also has a high CFM should be something to consider.

However, of course, if aesthetics are more of a focus, then getting one with the best RGB lighting should be a priority. 

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We've hand-selected some of what we think are the best PC fans available right now, based on specs, reviews and any other additional features.

So, whether you're looking for a rather high-speed pick like the Noctua NF-F12 or oodles of RGB lighting with the ABKONCORE SP120 RGB Fans, we've got you covered.

Let's get straight to it!

Best PC Fans 2021

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Best 120 mm Slim PC Fan - SilverStone SST-FW124-ARGB

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The SilverStone SST-FW124-ARGB is a solid choice if you're looking for a thinner but still powerful fan. 

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For smaller form factor cases, this PC case fan may be the perfect fit due to the thinner design. 

Even with the thinner design, it offers ARGB lighting through the fan hub which allows for customization for even smaller PC cases. 

It features a thickness of just 15 mm and the coating on the fan blades ensures that the light diffused evenly. 

For those with compact setups, we think the SilverStone SST-FW124-ARGB is a worthy addition.

Best 120 mm High-Speed PC Fan - Noctua NF-F12 Fan

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When it comes to faster fans they can often be louder, however, the Noctua NF-F12 Fan boasts impressive speed while producing less sound.

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The Noctua NF-F12 cooling fan can push a large amount of air in, or out, of your PC case! This fan features the standard 120 mm fan size with a max fan speed of 3,000 RPM and a minimum fan speed of 750 RPM.

Even at the maximum fan speed, it only produces a maximum noise level of 43.5 dBA. This noise level is higher than the average case fan, but the superior cooling this fan provides makes up for the added noise. 

The Noctua NF-F12 Fan has also been certified for IP52 water- and dust- protection, this is due to the special varnish coating which covers both the motor and the PCB. 

Overall, we think this is a fantastic fan that should be a solid addition to any of the best gaming PCs.

Best 120 mm PC Fan RGB large pack - upHere 6-Pack RGB Fan Pack

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If you're looking for that RGB look and require multiple fans the upHere 6-Pack RGB could be the best choice for you.

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This fan pack features six fans at a reasonable cost, each of these fans has a maximum speed of 1,700 RPM while creating a max noise level of 27.7 dBA. 

Each of these fans features RGB lighting, which can be controlled through various technology found on some of the best motherboard manufacturers' RGB software, such as the ASUS AURA Sync, ASRock AURA RGB, and MSI Mystic Light Sync. 

If you require multiple fans to cool your system the upHere 6-Pack RGB is a solid choice for us.

Best Budget 140 mm PC Fan - Noctua NF-P14s Fan

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If you're looking for a fan that offers high performance at a reasonable cost, the Noctua NF-P14s Fan may be for you.

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A 140 mm fan is larger when compared to the standard 120 mm fan, it features a maximum fan speed of 1,500 RPM while creating a maximum noise level of 25.8 dBA. 

It features a light grey and darker grey colour scheme, which we think should go nicely with any of the best PC cases out there.

The Noctua NF-P14 is the streamlined redux edition, that is designed with the Noctua quality while keeping a lowered price point. 

Best 140 mm PC Fan Large Pack: Thermaltake Pure 14 3-Fan Pack

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The Thermaltake Pure 14 3-Fan Pack gives you three 140 mm that should link fantastically together.

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Looking to get three 140 mm fans for an affordable cost? The Thermaltake Pure 14 3-Fan Pack may be a perfect choice as it creates a maximum noise level of 30.4 dBA. 

It features a minimum fan speed of 500 RPM and a maximum fan speed of 1,400 RPM, with a maximum airflow of 70.32 CFM. 

It features compression blades, a hydraulic bearing, and an LED ring with nine addressable lights.

So, if you've already got yourself the best RGB speakers and an awesome case for your PC, we think the Thermaltake Pure 14 could be another great addition to your setup.

Best RGB Fan Large Pack - ABKONCORE SP120 RGB Fans

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If you're looking for fans that allow you to adjust to your personal taste, we think the highly customisable ABKONCORE SP120 are a standout choice.

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Most fans have RGB lighting through the fan blades, but this fan pack has RGB lighting on a single side. It comes with a remote and a fan hub. 

It features a fan speed of 1,300 RPM and pushing up to 34.34 CFM of air. 

Since the ABKONCORE SP120 features the RGB lighting on a single side when installing remember to have the RGB lighting on the inside! 

Be sure to check back in with us soon as we'll be updating our best picks as more awesome components hit the shelves.

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