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upHere RGB Fans In-Depth Review

upHere 120mm RGB Fan (3-Pack)

4.55

Design

4.6/5

Lighting

4.8/5

Performance

4.4/5

Build Quality

4.5/5

Pros

  • Great lighting effects
  • Light diffusion is good for a value option
  • Easy to install
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • Fan blades could be slightly higher quality
  • No option for motherboard control
  • No "music sync" button

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upHere RGB case fans are some of the most popular on the market. They are relatively affordable, provide great value, and perform well. Today I’ll be going through my top picks for the best ones!

upHere technology is a supplier of case fans, GPU braces, coolers, sleeved cables, cable management supplies and heatsinks. They have a vast range of cheap RGB fan options available. upHere provides great build quality at a reasonable price.

Today I’ll be going through an in-depth review on their RGB fans to see if they are worth it for your next PC build.

Bestseller No. 1
upHere 120mm RGB Series Case Fan,Quiet Edition High Airflow LED Case Fan for PC Cases-5 Pack
  • 1.High Airflow: 120 mm fan tuned for high-airflow and large volume cooling.
  • 2.Super Quiet: Equipped with rubber pads and hydraulic bearing, which greatly reduce operating noise and improves efficiency.
Bestseller No. 2
upHere 120mm RGB Case Fan Fan,Quiet Edition High Airflow LED Case Fan for PC Cases-3 Pack,RGB123-3
  • 1.High Airflow: 120 mm fan tuned for high-airflow and large volume cooling.
  • 2.Super Quiet: Equipped with rubber pads and hydraulic bearing, which greatly reduce operating noise and improves efficiency.
Bestseller No. 3
upHere 120mm Case Fan,Support 5V ARGB Addressable Motherboard SYNC,Colorful Cooler Speed Adjustable with Fan Control Hub for PC Cases, CPU Coolers,Radiators System,6-Pack,SR12-06-6
  • 1.RC & 5V ARGB SYNC: Built with the advanced ARGB lighting system,support 5V 3PIN ARGB motherboard synchronization,also support remote control.Multiple rgb modes can be switched,makes your computer case colorful.
  • 02.Unlimited color transformation, One key to change RGB color.Enjoy the beautiful RGB effect and nice heat dissipation effect by upHere SR12-06 RGB case fans, bring you cool gaming experience.
Bestseller No. 4
upHere 120mm White Computer Case Fan,Motherboard Sync Fan,High Airflow,Speed Adjustable, ARGB Fan with Fan Hub and Remote,Low Noise Hydraulic Bearing Long Life Up to 40,000 Hours-6 Pack,NT1206-6
  • High-Performance Cooling: Our nine-blade fan reaches a max speed of 1800RPM and attaches directly to the motherboard via the 4pin interface providing optimal cooling for your case.
  • PWM Control:The PWM function enables the motherboard to precisely control the fan speed as needed. This ensures adequate cooling while minimizing noise levels.
Bestseller No. 5
upHere 5V 6-Pack 120mm Silent PWM Intelligent Control 5V Addressable RGB Fan Motherboard Sync, Adjustable Colorful Fans with Controller T7SYC7-6
  • 5V ARGB SYNC:Built with the advanced ARGB lighting system,support 5V 3PIN ARGB motherboard synchronization, multiple rgb modes can be switched,makes your computer case colorful.
  • Optimized Cooling Performance:Balanced airflow and air pressure designed for perfect compatibility with your case or cooler.

Features

The upHere RGB series case fans are 120mm RGB gaming fans that have premium features for value pricing. In addition to having a rich premium feature set, the upHere case fans provide a superb cooling solution for custom gaming enthusiasts.

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The first (most important) feature that stands out to me is the incredibly well-done lighting effects. The upHere RGB 123 fans have great diffusive properties that create a premium-looking aesthetic.

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Most budget or value case fans will offer some sort of lighting effects. But, the big challenge is designing a fan that avoids “hot spots”. Hot spots in LED lighting are portions where you can see the actual LED light source. This is a desired lighting effect in some cases, but usually you want a diffuse light pattern. These case fans provide very good LED light diffusion while at an affordable price.

Build Quality

In addition to great lighting effects, the upHere fans are designed for a combination of efficient, low-noise airflow. They featured custom-molded blades that are translucent with a frosted texture (more on that later). The fans have rubber mounting points and a hydraulic bearings. Both reducing operating noise and improving efficiency.

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The custom blades allow light to “seep” through adding to the effect that the fans provide. This translucent frosted texture allows for some light to travel through the blades, creating a unique look. Most fans have opaque blades that do not allow light to travel through. These blades allow light to “bounce” off.

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Notice where the LED “glow” extends to the fan blades.

The case fans do not feature a specific upHere software to control the fans. You need the included controller and hub. The upHere fans will not plug directly into the motherboard which can be either positive or negative depending on your setup. In my experience, I had no issues because I was almost out of fan and RGB headers on my motherboard (Asus Z270E Strix Gaming).

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The included controller was easy enough to use and came preloaded with several lighting effects. You can make your fans solid colors, flash, glow, and many others.

The specs of the upHere RGB fans are as follows:

  • Fan speed: 1100RPM (+/- 10%)
  • Decibel level: 17.6 dBA
  • Input power: 6.36 watts
  • Expected life: 40,000 hours
  • Size: 120mm x 120m x 25mm

Performance

The upHere RGB series case fan performs extremely well for the price. They are reasonably quiet under load operation. The LEDs are very bright and provide awesome spot lighting. The fan blades have a slight “cheap” feeling to them, but they don’t look cheap. However, I don’t foresee any issues with longevity. They move large quantities of air and cool my PC well.

How to Install upHere RGB Fans

The fans come with everything that you need for smooth operation. The included controller and hub are easy to mount inside your chassis. This upHere kit includes 3 RGB fans, but there is also a 6 fan kit.

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Hiding the wiring (cable management) in my Thermaltake View 31 RGB was simple due to the long cables provided. upHere also includes 12 installation screws to mount your new RGB case fans. These are 120mm fans and are easily used in 360mm or 240mm radiators.

Besides mounting the fans, the only other required installation is plugging the fans into the included hub. Then you just need to attach the hub to power through a SATA connector.

upHere 120mm Rainbow Case Fan

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UPDATE: upHere has come out with a new 120mm case fan (F03CF). These dynamic rainbow LED fans are upgraded with higher quality LED lights.

Features

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The only downside to these fans, is that they do not come with a fan controller. You will need to power them with molex or a 3-pin motherboard header. But, if you do want to control them, you will need to purchase one of the controllable upHere RGB fans.

The F03CF rainbow fans have a long 40,000 hour life expectancy. They also have 11 fan blades for a powerful cooling effect. In addition, they have a water resistant hydraulic bearing that helps keep the RGB fans silent.

Specifications

  • Speed: 1100RPM?10%
  • Air Flow: 53.02CFM
  • Air Pressure: 1.21mm-H20
  • Noise Level: 26.4dB(A)
  • Life Time: 40000 hours
  • Cable length: 40cm / 15.7in

Conclusion

So, should you buy an upHere RGB fan for your next custom gaming PC build? Absolutely.

The upHere RGB series case fans are perfect for first time PC builders. But, can even be for experienced PC builders looking for a cheap RGB fan!

If you are looking for the best RGB fans on the market, I would point you towards the Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB 120mm fans. But, if you don’t want to spend over $150 on fans for your PC, then the upHere RGB Series Case fans are easily one of the best choices on the market.

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