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Best Budget RGB Fans for Your PC Case

Best budget RGB case fans

There is hardly any PC hardware or accessory left that you can imagine didn’t get RGB LEDs. RGB fan is surely the most popular PC component that people find easier to buy than RGB graphics cards or motherboards.

RGB fans not only cost much lower than the primary PC components but can provide lighting effects than any RGB component resulting in better aesthetics while maintaining cooler PC temperatures.

If you are familiar with the current RGB fans market, you must have known that premium RGB fans from popular brands cost a lot and as they don’t increase PC’s performance, many tend to prefer not to buy them.

But don’t worry! we still have a lot of options from some of these popular manufacturers as well as local manufacturers who provide similar RGB fans but at a price that is almost half or less than half compared to premium editions.

Here, I have listed around a dozen RGB fans you can get your hands on right now and start illuminating your PC chassis from the inside.

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Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 V2 ARGB 3in1 Square...
6,319 Reviews
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 V2 ARGB 3in1 Square...
  • ARGB Lighting: Signature cooling performance with...
  • New Blade Design: Revised curve blade design to...
  • Enhanced Fan Frame: Enhanced frame structure,...
  • Sealed Bearing Structure: Sealed and secured fan...

If you want a reliable solution for a long time and that doesn’t cost too much, then Sickleflow 120 V2 ARGB is perfect that comes with an RGB controller for easy control. A single 120mm RGB fan will cost you $18 and this 3-fan pack is priced at a decent $48.49.

These fans are available with two different colored frames- Black and White. So, depending upon your taste, you have options to choose from and unlike the RGB edition which cost the same, the ARGB fan pack will provide you with much more RGB effects.

ARCTIC P12 PWM PST A-RGB (3 Pack) - 120 mm PWM...
20,008 Reviews
ARCTIC P12 PWM PST A-RGB (3 Pack) - 120 mm PWM...
  • DIGITAL A-RGB: The 12 A-RGB LEDs placed along the...
  • EASY TO COMBINE: Both the fan and A-RGB cables...
  • OPTIMIZED FOR STATIC PRESSURE: Thanks to its high...
  • 0-2000 RPM: The speed of the fan can be throttled...

Arctic’s P12 PST ARGB fans are one of the best and cheapest on the market. The company makes great-performing airflow and air pressure fans and this one is no different. With up to 2000RPM of speed, it can deliver up to 48.8CFM of airflow and a good 1.85 mmH2O air pressure.

The fans are semi-passive which means you can completely stop them from spinning at a particular temperature inside your chassis. It features ARGB lighting where each fan comes with 12 RGB LEDs and the 3-fan pack comes at a price of $42.99 which is a real deal.

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Antec 120mm Case Fan, RGB Case Fans, 3 Packs RGB...
1,558 Reviews
Antec 120mm Case Fan, RGB Case Fans, 3 Packs RGB...
  • Easy to install: 12V RGB interface connected by...
  • Quiet operation: sleeve bearing and fluid dynamic...
  • Bright RGB: full-spectrum RGB lighting, to meet...
  • Rapid cooling: The arc surface of the fan frame is...

Antec is another popular brand in the computer industry and produces some decent power supplies, cases, and fans. The F12 series is one of the cheapest to buy for only $30 for three fan pack. These fans are actually RGB and not ARGB. Antec actually put the wrong type of images to show that they are ARGB but these fans can’t show different colors in different sections at the same time.

You can change the colors in different modes using any major manufacturer software like Breathing, Cycle, or Flash but they need to be plugged into the 12V header and not the 5V header. It is important to point these things out as customers may buy them thinking that these fans are using addressable RGB LEDs.

Apevia TL42-RGB Twilight 120mm Silent Dual-Ring...
194 Reviews
Apevia TL42-RGB Twilight 120mm Silent Dual-Ring...
  • Apevia 120mm Silent Case Fan w/ 28x RGB Color...
  • Comes with controller box that supports up to six...
  • Up to 366 different color and style combinations....
  • 120mm x 120mm x 25mm. Fan Speed: 1350 +/- 10% RPM....

This is straight away the best deal on PC fans you can find. Apevia is a popular brand that mostly produces PC cases and with the TL42-RGB Twilight series fans, they are providing users with much more than you can think of.

At less than $40, this pack comes with 4 ARGB fans along with two LED strips, a fan hub, and remote control. Each of these fans uses a total of 28 Addressable LEDs where 16 are in the outer ring and 12 in the inner. This creates bright and more colorful lighting effects.

GIM RGB PC Fan 3 Pack 120mm,White RGB Case Fans...
923 Reviews
GIM RGB PC Fan 3 Pack 120mm,White RGB Case Fans...
  • Strong Heat Dissipation:120mm RGB PC Case FAN...
  • Synchronizable RGB Lighting via Motherboard: Easy...
  • RF Wireless Remote White PC Case Fan: A wireless...
  • Quiet & LONG WORKING LIFE: GIM RGB LED case Fan...

Now coming to some unpopular or say local manufacturers, here is a 3-fan pack from GIM that is unbelievably cheap and provides triple ARGB fans with a fan hub and controller. This CF-P30 features a 3-fan pack for only $22 and is available in both White and Black colors.

These are high-performance cooling fans with up to 1500RPM of fan speed delivering a good airflow of up to 48.5CFM with a noise of just 21dBA. They are controlled via the remote provide through which you can change the color modes and brightness or you can simply use the major RGB software like MSI Mystic, Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, etc.

upHere RGB Series Case Fan, Wireless RGB LED 120mm...
2,331 Reviews
upHere RGB Series Case Fan, Wireless RGB LED 120mm...
  • 1.RGB Case Fan: Unlimited color transformation,...
  • 2.High Airflow: 120 mm fan tuned for high-airflow...
  • 3.Super Quiet: Equipped with rubber pads and...
  • 4.6Pin interface to provides RGB FAN safe and...

UpHere is another unfamous local brand that competes very well in the PC fans category. These RGB series fans feature a design similar to Thermaltake Ring fans and feature double RGB LED rings. However, due to the fan blades being opaque, the light doesn’t blend inside the fan and gives a totally different look than the others.

The 3-fan pack costs $22 at the time of update and has a decent airflow of up to 46.3CFM at a max speed of 1300RPM. Therefore, it’s pretty much as good as the GIM CF-P30 case fan pack.

upHere 120mm Case Fan,3 Pack LED Cooling PC...
475 Reviews
upHere 120mm Case Fan,3 Pack LED Cooling PC...
  • 【RC and 5V ARGB】You can conveniently adjust...
  • 【High performance】The balanced air flow and...
  • 【Unique Fan Blade Design】The ultra-thin 5 fan...
  • 【Long Service Life】Wear resistant hydraulic...

upHere PF1206 case fans feature totally different lighting effects with 8 RGB LEDs each around the motor in the center. In my opinion, these are brighter and are better than the upHere RGB123 fans. While maintaining almost the same specs, these are additionally more power-efficient and make less noise.

upHere 5V 6-Pack 120mm Silent Intelligent Control...
1,505 Reviews
upHere 5V 6-Pack 120mm Silent Intelligent Control...
  • 5V ARGB SYNC:Built with the advanced ARGB lighting...
  • Optimized Cooling Performance:Balanced airflow and...
  • Blade Design:The unique blade configuration offers...
  • Long Service Life:Wear resistant hydraulic bearing...

upHere also has ARGB fans that look way better than the standard RGB ones. Here the T3SYC3-6 ARGB fans are one of the best deals you can find for $40. And you will get not 2, not 3, not 4 but 6x 120mm ARGB fans that can be controlled via any major popular RGB software.

You will also get a controller to change the colors or effects if you want a real quick change in the looks and of course, for advanced customization, you can use the software.

ASIAHORSE FS-9002 800-1800 RPM 120mm ARGB PWM Case...
107 Reviews
ASIAHORSE FS-9002 800-1800 RPM 120mm ARGB PWM Case...
  • 1. The appearance is white, and the internal and...
  • 2. Out Frame- 20 lights, internal 8 lights, 28...
  • 3. Because the reason of fan blade design, wind...
  • 4. The lamp bead is made of gold wire material,...

Asiahorse FS-9002 Pro 20 is one of the most highly-rated PC case fans and although the fan-pack costs $60 which seems to be higher than the upHere or GIM fans, it is actually a decent deal. For $60, you will be getting 5x ARGB fans which are equal to $12 for each fan.

You will get the fan hub and controller to control the LEDs which are present on the outer as well as the inner frame. With a total of 26 ARGB LEDs, they are bright, very bright. You can check out the customer reviews on Amazon.com where users have posted the pics and you will be impressed.

ASIAHORSE WD-001 120mm 5V ARGB Motherboard 12...
697 Reviews
ASIAHORSE WD-001 120mm 5V ARGB Motherboard 12...
  • 【Motherboard ARGB Color 】12 addressable LEDs...
  • 【ARGB Controller】Analog ARGB controller -...
  • 【Gold Wire LED Bead】The LED bead is made of...
  • 【9 fan blade design】Designed for balanced air...

ASIAHorse has expanded its RGB fans catalog with more and newer fans. The WD-011 is one of the latest additions and provides you with a 3-fan pack for $25. These fans feature a design similar to Corsair SP120 and have LEDs installed on the fan blades.

The difference here is that these are ARGB fans and the SP120 from Corsair are RGB. This gives you more flexibility in customizing the lighting modes and colors through the controller given with an RGB fan hub.

As the fan blades are designed for higher air pressure, these fans can deliver superb cooling with their high fan speed of 1800RPM providing an airflow of 53CFM with just 24.8dBA of noise.

ABKONCORE HR120 RGB Fans, 3 Pack 120mm Computer...
95 Reviews
ABKONCORE HR120 RGB Fans, 3 Pack 120mm Computer...
  • 【Cool RGB Effects With Over 61 Lighting...
  • 【Optimized Fan Design For High Static Pressure...
  • 【Excellent Balance Of Performance And...
  • 【Synchronizable RGB For Your Build】You can...

AbkonCore HR120 fans provide the most unique looks which I haven’t seen on any PC fan till now. It provides a 3-fan pack for $45 and features ARGB lighting that is compatible with most RGB software. You will get a fan hub and remote control if you wish to change the effects quickly. These fans feature two different LED light zones. One is the narrow outer ring and one in the center.

CONISY RGB LED Series 120mm Case Fan for Computer...
741 Reviews
CONISY RGB LED Series 120mm Case Fan for Computer...
  • Soft and bright visual experience: The Conisy LED...
  • Wide Compatibility: Standard 120mm size,Compatible...
  • Silent Cooling and Long Service Life: Advanced...
  • Easy to install, use and maintain: Dual interface...

Conisy provides a two-fan-pack that costs only $16. These are, however, RGB and not ARGB fans but the design is exceptional and beautiful. Each fan features two LED rings. One is present inside the frame and the other on the side of the frame.

The best thing about these fans is that even though the LEDs are not addressable, each of the rings can feature multiple colors at the same time. You can just believe the image above to be the original or you can check customer reviews.

Moreover, at just 1200 RPM fan speed, these throw up to 48CFM of air which is impressive for cheap fans like this.

Final Words

Every year a lot of new RGB and ARGB fans enter the market and we try to update the article by adding the best ones regularly. If you need any help with choosing your fan, leave your comment below.

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