• Antec TriCool 120mm Red LED Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch
Antec TriCool 120mm Red LED Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Antec TriCool 120mm Red LED Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

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  • 120mm size
  • Air Flow: 39CFM at 1200rpm; 56CFM at 1600rpm; 79CFM at 2000rpm
  • Noise: 25dBA at 1200rpm; 28dBA at 1600rpm; 30dBA at 2000rpm

Customer Reviews

Great Fan, Great Price Added this as a front case fan to blow air across my motherboard and CPU, keeps my system much, much cooler overall, and dust build-up has been minimized as well - haven't had the need to remove the cover and vacuum my PC out since I installed it. I have it set to maximum speed as well and it's virtually silent. I don't get much benefit from the LED lights as my case is mostly enclosed, but there's a nice blue color coming through the side panel grate, and that's nice.Only issue is the included screws didn't exactly fit properly - I had to dig into my tool chest for screws with a point to secure it to the case, and I used rubber washers as vibration dampers - only had to usable screws in my kit so attached the fan at the corners and it's balanced, dampened and runs like a champ with literally, hardly ANY noise even when it cranks up to 15,000 rpm or so. 5Very powerful, short control cables, VERY loud! Super powerful on high, very good power on medium. Light died on one of them after only a week.This thing sounds like a wind turbine on both these settings especial on high. Being Antec I was expecting it to be less noisy but I think the barrings and plastic itself is what contributes to the noise vs much more expensive fans which use a type that conducts less sound. I do use rubber fan mounts so the sound isn't from vibration. Also, the cable extension (the part with the 3 pin connector) does NOT conduct electricity though the molex part does, which makes the 3 pin connection completely pointless. I have another one from Rosewill and it doesn't work either so I think all these companies get these extensions from the same source manufacturers.Fortunately the 3 pin connection built into the fan reaches all of my motherboard fan connectors. I don't bother with molex because the power is GREATLY inhibited causing the fan to spin about 1/3 of the speed it gets when connected directly to the motherboard (I have a high quality PSU from EVGA BTW).The wire for the speed control needs to be 3 times as long so one can have the option of extending them outside the case. Does NO good to have them INSIDE the case where you can access them. If you're like me you HATE how hard it is to reattach a side panel on most PC cases.I'd still recommend this if you wear headphones while gaming and want the fans to run on high to reduce the heat produced by heavy loads. Though I'll admit you will probably tune out the high fan noise if you're gaming without headphones, but if watching videos on your computer you'll want to reduce the fan speed for sure. 3Don't Be Scared By It's Cheap Cost, This 92mm Fan Pushes A Fair Amount Of Air Some may be turned off my Antec's last few computer enthusiast-related products they've churned out. Yet, for $3.99, the 92mm version of this fan is extremely hard to beat. It offers speed adjustment, 3 or 4 pin power connectors, and is fairly quiet while pushing a fair amount of air at 38CFM at 2200RPM.It was easy to install, worked out of the box and has yet to die on us after two solid years of use running at full speed with the computer rarely being unused accept at night, and even then the computer's left normally doing rendering or something similar.Overall, a decent quality, well-priced fan that's great for budget oriented builds. There's better 92mm fans out there, but few are this cheap and it gets a nice solid recommendation for that reason alone. 4These fans have obviously changed - noisy and dim - do not buy! I don't know which fans all of these rave reviews are pointing to, but the fans I received, which are indeed Antec Tricool Red LED fans, are garbage.The good: The wiring is well thought out and high quality. There is an included adapter which allows you to run the fan off a molex and still have a separate 3-pin cord to plug into a fan controller or motherboard to read the RPM output. The switch is easy to access, and easy to use, and feels solid. As for airflow, yes, these fans really do move a heck of a lot of air on the high setting, however, in this day and age, that output is simply not needed.The bad: The LED's suck. They have an extremely weak, dim output, and there are only three of them. When you buy clear, red LED fans, you are usually buying them for cosmetic reasons in addition to functional reasons and this flaw in the design was overlooked. If you attempt to undervolt the fans at all using a fan controller to try to get the noise level down to an acceptable level, the already weak LED's get even weaker. Speaking of noise, the noise level is also unacceptable for such an expensive fan. Many of these reviews make mention of the fact that the fan used to be a double-ball-bearing design, which is very quiet (usually used in power supplies). The fans I received obviously have cheap, noisy sleeve bearings that are "audible" at Low, "noisy" at Medium, and "deafening" at High.Overall, I consider these to be a huge waste of money. If you must buy these fans, do yourself a favor and buy one to try it out before buying additional fans. 2I bought this to replace my Antec 92mm DBB fan ... I bought this to replace my Antec 92mm DBB fan that I've had for the last 10 years after upgrading my case to a new case that only fits 80mm fans and I can't tell you how quiet and reliable these fans are. In the past I've replaced countless misc type bearing fans in the past only to bring this fan back into service, it survived 7 moves, California and Texas desert dust, 8 upgrades and thousands of hours of operation. If you want bang for your buck, look no further! 5Good fan, terrible screws Have 3 of these fans, and they have been just fine. Working well in my system. I keep them on low setting. The medium is just a bit too noisy for me since I'm paranoid and have the tower right up on the desk by my head. But installation was a nightmare. The screws are made from very soft metal and become stripped VERY easily. My advice:(1) Use a Phillips head screwdriver that has a lot of grip both in terms of gripping the screws and gripping leverage for you hand.(2) Arrange your tower and your body so your pushing force is exactly perpendicular to the fan and surface it's going on.(3) Push hard into the screws for maximum grip and minimal slipping/stripping.Do this and you'll have no problems. But if you're being lazy and doing it weakly or at an angle, you're asking for problems. But seriously is it too much to ask for hard screws? Woulda gladly paid a dollar more for them, just build it into the price. 3They work excellently! I have two of these set as exhaust on medium, and though they are not the quietest of fans, it doesn't bug me as it's not nearly as loud as my CPU cooler on my old PC. It may bug other people with the noise on medium or high settings, it's completely silent on low which made me wonder if they were even spinning. I also have a couple intake fans but they're a different brand which is irrelevant to this review. Long story short, my computer is cooler than before (figuratively and literally) I absolutely recommend if you aren't expecting something completely silent, just to get the job done. 5Different from original Nine Hundred front fan, much brighter and speed adjustment cable too short I bought this to replace one of the 2 original front fans on my Antec Nine Hundred that recently died. Everything mounted up okay, but it is noticeably brighter than the original 3 speed fan that has black blades. I'll try to upload a picture to show the drastic difference. The old ones had a nice mild blue glow. These are a little over the top for my HTPC sitting next to the TV in the living room.The other problem I had was that the 3 speed High/Med/Low switch was about half the length of the original case fan. It wouldn't reach anywhere that was easy to adjust. I ended up routing it to the inside of the hard drive holding case through a slot in the side. If you had 3 drives in the case, you wouldn't be able to make it work like I did, but I only had one SSD in this case so it worked okay.If you have the original Nine Hundred case, I'd recommend sticking with the original style or upgrading both of your front fans at the same time. I believe the original one is on Amazon as well, but it was a little more expensive which is why I went with this one. 4Quality Red LED Fans from Antec offer the perfect balance of reliable function and "LED awesome"; The Perfect Red. Product in Review: Antec TriCool 80mm Red LED Cooling Fan with 3-Speed SwitchI've been using Antec cases and fans since 1999 and I know their quality. I felt confident that this fan would last for at least a few years. I'm a designer and can be very picky about the details of my projects. First and foremost, components I choose must be reliable; but getting just the right design, look or color is also big deal to me. As a systems engineer, I have had to settle for function and stability over appearance way too often. I was happy to find these little gems because they meet both of these qualifications. I didn't expect the fan to be so inexpensive; nor did I expect it to have such perfect lighting. I ordered two of them!~ Why did I buy these? ~My family hooked me up with some great pc components for a new workstation build for Christmas. As I was putting this together I found that I needed to cool two key areas of the interior. Two of these red fans worked perfectly.~ What are these fans like and what do the color options compare to? ~This Antec 80mm red LED fan is brilliantly lit with a perfect red color that happens to match the ThermalTake Riing fans Thermaltake Ring 14 High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Ring Case/Radiator Fan with Anti-Vibration Mounting System Cooling CL-F039-PL14RE-A Red I am also using. I love the ThermalTake Riing engineering... you just can't beat TT Riing fans for the price but they don't currently have anything smaller than a 120mm product--that's when I thought to search for some of the Antec offerings. These are perfectly sized to stick in a recessed area or corner of a case to make sure target areas get sufficient cooling. These also work great as HDD bay cooling fans as they create very little noise and are super stable with no wobble or vibration. The speed selector also allows you to tune the airflow & resulting noise to the levels you need for your particular use.~ Summary ~If you are looking to build a system with red interior lighting, consider these.These come with all the necessary hardware to mount them. They don't rattle; are well balanced; and very quiet. The amount of air that these guys move can be adjusted to just the right amount. Even on low/silent the airflow is perfectly adequate. When I need to do some number crunching, I slide the selector switch a notch or two and the airflow increases plenty with only minimal noise increase.I won't hesitate to recommend these to anyone looking for quality led fans that have adjustable manual speed options. Pair them with red ThermalTake Riing 140's / 120's for a nice matching interior color and constant, but quiet airflow.** What else can you use these on?I have used these and other Antec LED fans on microcontroller projects, PC mods, personal cooling systems, cooling units and power supplies for 12v LED lighting systems used indoors, in automobiles, on parade floats and also in house boat projects such as homemade led fixtures. 5Good value for moving some air quietly This review is for the 80x80x25mm double ball-bearing version. This is not a high-power fan, but seems like good value for moving some air quietly. I used this item to replace a aging and noisy 80mm fan I had installed ~7 years ago into an entertainment cabinet holding our DVR, DVD player, etc. The double bearings seemed like a good feature since it would be running 24/7 for a long time, and the multi-speed switch allowed me to balance noise and airflow manually using a simple 12 VDC plug-in supply. The specs on the package (which I couldn't find in Amazon's product description) are as follows for high, medium, and low switch settings, respectively: RPM/CFM/dBA, 2600/34/30, 2000/26/24, 1500/20/18. The fan is wired to a 3-pin mobo connector and has an adapter to an old-style Molex connector to get 12V directly from the ATX power supply plus a third wire for speed monitoring. The 3-speed switch comes out separately from the fan and would be set to "H" if powering the fan from the mobo.On high speed I can definitely hear a whirring sound when I'm a few feet away from the entertainment cabinet, while on low I can't hear the fan at all unless I'm right next to it, which is what I was looking for. 5
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Description
  • 120mm size
  • Air Flow: 39CFM at 1200rpm; 56CFM at 1600rpm; 79CFM at 2000rpm
  • Noise: 25dBA at 1200rpm; 28dBA at 1600rpm; 30dBA at 2000rpm
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great Fan, Great Price Added this as a front case fan to blow air across my motherboard and CPU, keeps my system much, much cooler overall, and dust build-up has been minimized as well - haven't had the need to remove the cover and vacuum my PC out since I installed it. I have it set to maximum speed as well and it's virtually silent. I don't get much benefit from the LED lights as my case is mostly enclosed, but there's a nice blue color coming through the side panel grate, and that's nice.Only issue is the included screws didn't exactly fit properly - I had to dig into my tool chest for screws with a point to secure it to the case, and I used rubber washers as vibration dampers - only had to usable screws in my kit so attached the fan at the corners and it's balanced, dampened and runs like a champ with literally, hardly ANY noise even when it cranks up to 15,000 rpm or so. 5Very powerful, short control cables, VERY loud! Super powerful on high, very good power on medium. Light died on one of them after only a week.This thing sounds like a wind turbine on both these settings especial on high. Being Antec I was expecting it to be less noisy but I think the barrings and plastic itself is what contributes to the noise vs much more expensive fans which use a type that conducts less sound. I do use rubber fan mounts so the sound isn't from vibration. Also, the cable extension (the part with the 3 pin connector) does NOT conduct electricity though the molex part does, which makes the 3 pin connection completely pointless. I have another one from Rosewill and it doesn't work either so I think all these companies get these extensions from the same source manufacturers.Fortunately the 3 pin connection built into the fan reaches all of my motherboard fan connectors. I don't bother with molex because the power is GREATLY inhibited causing the fan to spin about 1/3 of the speed it gets when connected directly to the motherboard (I have a high quality PSU from EVGA BTW).The wire for the speed control needs to be 3 times as long so one can have the option of extending them outside the case. Does NO good to have them INSIDE the case where you can access them. If you're like me you HATE how hard it is to reattach a side panel on most PC cases.I'd still recommend this if you wear headphones while gaming and want the fans to run on high to reduce the heat produced by heavy loads. Though I'll admit you will probably tune out the high fan noise if you're gaming without headphones, but if watching videos on your computer you'll want to reduce the fan speed for sure. 3Don't Be Scared By It's Cheap Cost, This 92mm Fan Pushes A Fair Amount Of Air Some may be turned off my Antec's last few computer enthusiast-related products they've churned out. Yet, for $3.99, the 92mm version of this fan is extremely hard to beat. It offers speed adjustment, 3 or 4 pin power connectors, and is fairly quiet while pushing a fair amount of air at 38CFM at 2200RPM.It was easy to install, worked out of the box and has yet to die on us after two solid years of use running at full speed with the computer rarely being unused accept at night, and even then the computer's left normally doing rendering or something similar.Overall, a decent quality, well-priced fan that's great for budget oriented builds. There's better 92mm fans out there, but few are this cheap and it gets a nice solid recommendation for that reason alone. 4These fans have obviously changed - noisy and dim - do not buy! I don't know which fans all of these rave reviews are pointing to, but the fans I received, which are indeed Antec Tricool Red LED fans, are garbage.The good: The wiring is well thought out and high quality. There is an included adapter which allows you to run the fan off a molex and still have a separate 3-pin cord to plug into a fan controller or motherboard to read the RPM output. The switch is easy to access, and easy to use, and feels solid. As for airflow, yes, these fans really do move a heck of a lot of air on the high setting, however, in this day and age, that output is simply not needed.The bad: The LED's suck. They have an extremely weak, dim output, and there are only three of them. When you buy clear, red LED fans, you are usually buying them for cosmetic reasons in addition to functional reasons and this flaw in the design was overlooked. If you attempt to undervolt the fans at all using a fan controller to try to get the noise level down to an acceptable level, the already weak LED's get even weaker. Speaking of noise, the noise level is also unacceptable for such an expensive fan. Many of these reviews make mention of the fact that the fan used to be a double-ball-bearing design, which is very quiet (usually used in power supplies). The fans I received obviously have cheap, noisy sleeve bearings that are "audible" at Low, "noisy" at Medium, and "deafening" at High.Overall, I consider these to be a huge waste of money. If you must buy these fans, do yourself a favor and buy one to try it out before buying additional fans. 2I bought this to replace my Antec 92mm DBB fan ... I bought this to replace my Antec 92mm DBB fan that I've had for the last 10 years after upgrading my case to a new case that only fits 80mm fans and I can't tell you how quiet and reliable these fans are. In the past I've replaced countless misc type bearing fans in the past only to bring this fan back into service, it survived 7 moves, California and Texas desert dust, 8 upgrades and thousands of hours of operation. If you want bang for your buck, look no further! 5Good fan, terrible screws Have 3 of these fans, and they have been just fine. Working well in my system. I keep them on low setting. The medium is just a bit too noisy for me since I'm paranoid and have the tower right up on the desk by my head. But installation was a nightmare. The screws are made from very soft metal and become stripped VERY easily. My advice:(1) Use a Phillips head screwdriver that has a lot of grip both in terms of gripping the screws and gripping leverage for you hand.(2) Arrange your tower and your body so your pushing force is exactly perpendicular to the fan and surface it's going on.(3) Push hard into the screws for maximum grip and minimal slipping/stripping.Do this and you'll have no problems. But if you're being lazy and doing it weakly or at an angle, you're asking for problems. But seriously is it too much to ask for hard screws? Woulda gladly paid a dollar more for them, just build it into the price. 3They work excellently! I have two of these set as exhaust on medium, and though they are not the quietest of fans, it doesn't bug me as it's not nearly as loud as my CPU cooler on my old PC. It may bug other people with the noise on medium or high settings, it's completely silent on low which made me wonder if they were even spinning. I also have a couple intake fans but they're a different brand which is irrelevant to this review. Long story short, my computer is cooler than before (figuratively and literally) I absolutely recommend if you aren't expecting something completely silent, just to get the job done. 5Different from original Nine Hundred front fan, much brighter and speed adjustment cable too short I bought this to replace one of the 2 original front fans on my Antec Nine Hundred that recently died. Everything mounted up okay, but it is noticeably brighter than the original 3 speed fan that has black blades. I'll try to upload a picture to show the drastic difference. The old ones had a nice mild blue glow. These are a little over the top for my HTPC sitting next to the TV in the living room.The other problem I had was that the 3 speed High/Med/Low switch was about half the length of the original case fan. It wouldn't reach anywhere that was easy to adjust. I ended up routing it to the inside of the hard drive holding case through a slot in the side. If you had 3 drives in the case, you wouldn't be able to make it work like I did, but I only had one SSD in this case so it worked okay.If you have the original Nine Hundred case, I'd recommend sticking with the original style or upgrading both of your front fans at the same time. I believe the original one is on Amazon as well, but it was a little more expensive which is why I went with this one. 4Quality Red LED Fans from Antec offer the perfect balance of reliable function and "LED awesome"; The Perfect Red. Product in Review: Antec TriCool 80mm Red LED Cooling Fan with 3-Speed SwitchI've been using Antec cases and fans since 1999 and I know their quality. I felt confident that this fan would last for at least a few years. I'm a designer and can be very picky about the details of my projects. First and foremost, components I choose must be reliable; but getting just the right design, look or color is also big deal to me. As a systems engineer, I have had to settle for function and stability over appearance way too often. I was happy to find these little gems because they meet both of these qualifications. I didn't expect the fan to be so inexpensive; nor did I expect it to have such perfect lighting. I ordered two of them!~ Why did I buy these? ~My family hooked me up with some great pc components for a new workstation build for Christmas. As I was putting this together I found that I needed to cool two key areas of the interior. Two of these red fans worked perfectly.~ What are these fans like and what do the color options compare to? ~This Antec 80mm red LED fan is brilliantly lit with a perfect red color that happens to match the ThermalTake Riing fans Thermaltake Ring 14 High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Ring Case/Radiator Fan with Anti-Vibration Mounting System Cooling CL-F039-PL14RE-A Red I am also using. I love the ThermalTake Riing engineering... you just can't beat TT Riing fans for the price but they don't currently have anything smaller than a 120mm product--that's when I thought to search for some of the Antec offerings. These are perfectly sized to stick in a recessed area or corner of a case to make sure target areas get sufficient cooling. These also work great as HDD bay cooling fans as they create very little noise and are super stable with no wobble or vibration. The speed selector also allows you to tune the airflow & resulting noise to the levels you need for your particular use.~ Summary ~If you are looking to build a system with red interior lighting, consider these.These come with all the necessary hardware to mount them. They don't rattle; are well balanced; and very quiet. The amount of air that these guys move can be adjusted to just the right amount. Even on low/silent the airflow is perfectly adequate. When I need to do some number crunching, I slide the selector switch a notch or two and the airflow increases plenty with only minimal noise increase.I won't hesitate to recommend these to anyone looking for quality led fans that have adjustable manual speed options. Pair them with red ThermalTake Riing 140's / 120's for a nice matching interior color and constant, but quiet airflow.** What else can you use these on?I have used these and other Antec LED fans on microcontroller projects, PC mods, personal cooling systems, cooling units and power supplies for 12v LED lighting systems used indoors, in automobiles, on parade floats and also in house boat projects such as homemade led fixtures. 5Good value for moving some air quietly This review is for the 80x80x25mm double ball-bearing version. This is not a high-power fan, but seems like good value for moving some air quietly. I used this item to replace a aging and noisy 80mm fan I had installed ~7 years ago into an entertainment cabinet holding our DVR, DVD player, etc. The double bearings seemed like a good feature since it would be running 24/7 for a long time, and the multi-speed switch allowed me to balance noise and airflow manually using a simple 12 VDC plug-in supply. The specs on the package (which I couldn't find in Amazon's product description) are as follows for high, medium, and low switch settings, respectively: RPM/CFM/dBA, 2600/34/30, 2000/26/24, 1500/20/18. The fan is wired to a 3-pin mobo connector and has an adapter to an old-style Molex connector to get 12V directly from the ATX power supply plus a third wire for speed monitoring. The 3-speed switch comes out separately from the fan and would be set to "H" if powering the fan from the mobo.On high speed I can definitely hear a whirring sound when I'm a few feet away from the entertainment cabinet, while on low I can't hear the fan at all unless I'm right next to it, which is what I was looking for. 5
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  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
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