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Antec Prizm 120 ARGB Case Fan Review

Antec Prizm 120 ARGB Fan

4.75

Build Quality

4.8/5

Performance

4.7/5

Lighting

4.7/5

Design

4.9/5

Pros

  • ARGB Control
  • Fully addressable RGB
  • Fairly priced
  • Very good PWM control and cooling performance
  • Brand name

Cons

  • No center hub illumination
  • Not the most unique of designs
  • More expensive than some options

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Antec Prizm 120 ARGB 5+C 120mm Case Fan w/Fan Controller (5 in 1 Pack)

The Setup Guru – EveryHomeTech.com

RGB case fans are more prominent than ever is modern PC builds. Most custom gaming cases will include RGB fans, but some might not or you might just want to add more!

Antec’s answer to RGB case fan lighting was the Prizm series fans. The Antec Prizm 120 ARGB fan sports premium performance at an affordable price.

Features of the Antec Prizm 120 ARGB

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Firstly, the Antec Prizm case fans feature ARGB lighting control. This is addressable RGB via a 5V 3 pin motherboard header. It allows you to individually control all 18 LEDs with smooth synchronized effects. Having ARGB control means that you can easily sync the rest of your cases lighting (like ARGB strips) with your fans.

Similar to ARGB, the Antec Prizm 120mm fans are controlled via PWM. PWM fan control allows you or your motherboard software to optimize fan speed and cooling. In addition, this directly allows you to control and monitor the noise level of your fans.

The Prizm fans are built extremely robustly. They feature rubber mounting points and a hydraulic bearing for ultra quiet operation. In addition, they are controlled by you or your motherboard’s software to optimize noise levels.

The RGB LEDs are arranged in a ring fashion around the perimeter of the fan. It is a dual convex ring design that illuminates both sides of the Prizm fan. There are 18 individually controlled LEDs you can control with 16.8 million color combinations. Additionally, there are no gaps between the LEDs so that you get a smooth diffused light pattern.

Performance

Noise

As far as performance is concerned, I see no issues whatsoever. The fans are extremely quiet. Even under load, the fans don’t have a very loud noise level.

Cooling

Secondly, the Antec Prizm fans move a lot of air! They will cool down your PC components a significant amount compared to stock fans. The Prizm fans are great to use for water cooling and radiator fans. With their 1700 RPM max speed and max flow of 65.03 CFM, they will cool down the hottest of components.

RGB Lighting

The lighting in practice looks very good! It is smooth, diffuse and bright. While the Antec Prizm ARGB fans might not have the craziest of designs, they certainly bring together the basics. The front and back of the fans is light allowing you to see the lights no matter how you mount them in your chassis.

Warranty

The ARGB fans have a 2 year warranty through Antec. If you need to submit a warranty claim or have any questions, contact them here!

Final Thoughts

The Antec Prizm 120 ARGB fans are nothing short of fantastic. There are a few options you have when it comes to purchasing these fans.

Having so many options is great because it allows you to really plan for your build. I personally used the 2 140 ARGB fans for my front mounted radiator. Then, I used the 5 120 ARGB fans for the rest of my case (back, top and bottom).

If you’re deciding between some other premium fans such as the Corsair iCUE QL series or Thermaltake Riing series, the Antec RGB fans are a great alternative. They are not as expensive as the premium series, but do provide similar features. The biggest downside is the lacking of center hub illumination, but if it’s not a concern, you could save over $100.

In the end, these ARGB Prizm fans from Antec are a great option for really any PC builder new or experienced. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking at reliable, premium and usable RGB fans.

2 Replies to “Antec Prizm 120 ARGB Case Fan Review”

  1. Great review!

    How did you connect all 7 fans to the MB? I can’t find a straight answer online about linking 2 ARGB/PWM hubs together..

    Thanks!

    1. Great question (also thanks for the comments)!

      Use something like this (https://amzn.to/2G3vi7T) to connect all of your fans to one ARGB header. Same processor for PWM control.

      We will write a post about using this as we have received several questions.

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