The Spectre Addressable RGB is the latest addition to the Spectre fan series from BitFenix. At the time of writing, the Spectre Addressable RGB is available in 120mm and for £15.30 via Amazon.
Delivered in a plain-looking cardboard box the Spectre Addressable RGB includes the 120mm fan itself with a 3 pin fan header connector and a 3 pin RGB connector. Whilst we love RGB we hope that in time technology allows for a single connection to relieve the amount of wiring that has to be cable managed. BitFenix tries to combat some of the cable management by allowing each fan to be daisy-chained into a system on both power and RGB.
BitFenix state that “The Spectre™ Addressable RGB features the TriBright™ LED Technology known from our Alchemy 3.0 Addressable RGB LED Strips, thus offering higher colour saturation, increased brightness and longer life. Further, the light is more evenly scattered, casting softer shadows, increasing the overall illumination effect.” The LEDs are located at the core of the fan, providing bright illumination throughout the fan blades and to the edge of the frame.
More good news for the Spectre is that it was developed in close cooperation with ASUS, thus making it ASUS AURA SYNC ready. Being based on the same technology as other static BitFenix RGB products, such as the cases Aurora and Shogun as well as the Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic RGB Strip, they perfectly match each other while being controlled by the ASUS Aura software, but also makes it compatible to each of BitFenix RGB controllers.
Revving up to 1200 RPM and airflow at 42 CFM, they are engineered for maximum pressure and airflow, delivering a barrage of air to keep your system cool even when under high load. The Spectre Addressable RGB fans also feature rifle bearing technology for minimum noise and maximum operating life. The sickled design of the 9 fan blades and simple frame directs airflow in a focused column, minimizing diffusion and allowing cool air to reach your components.
When paired with the stand-alone BitFenix controller and LED strips you don’t even need a compatible motherboard to get some functionality from them. Using the ASUS AURA software is better but it’s nice to have the option.
Given the features and build quality of the BitFenix Spectre Addressable RGB we highly rate them. However with Corsair dominating the market with their LL120s at almost the same price, its hard pick these over them. For builders looking to stray from the Corsair ecosystem though, these are some of our favourite fans we have ever used.
Don’t forget to check out the BitFenix Spectre Addressable RGB fans being used in our Project Octane build.