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Corsair LL120 RGB review

Premium build, great RGB lighting, and powerful airflow make these a decent option, and the triple pack is good value, but they're not the quietest.

Corsair LL120 RGB review

Our Verdict


A powerful 120mm fan with decent lighting, but it’s loud and inefficient.

The Corsair LL120 RGB is available in single and triple-pack form, but if you want to use the lighting you’ll need to hook it up to a Lighting Node Pro and control the lighting using its iCUE software. Those components come with the triple pack, but not the single fan, so make sure you factor this into your budget. Once the lighting is running, it looks fantastic, with rich, vibrant colors spanning the hub and semi-translucent blades. Sadly, you’ll need to hook up each fan individually as there’s no daisy-chain option.

Corsair LL120 RGB performance

At full speed, the LL120RGB managed a decent airflow of 2.11m/sec, but it also produced a huge amount of noise to get there. It exhibited a high-pitch whine, while the be quiet! Silent Wings 4 High Speed managed 2.6m/sec and was significantly quieter.

It wasn’t much better at 1,000rpm, with the Corsair’s 52dBA noise level again being far louder than the be quiet! fan, and again the latter offered far greater efficiency. In our sound-normalized test it was clear that the LL120 RGB lacks efficiency, with the be quiet! able to offer more than twice the airflow for the same noise level, adding 400rpm compared to the Corsair fan at the same noise.

Corsair LL120 RGB pros and cons


  • Fantastic RGB lighting
  • Decent airflow at full speed
  • Compatible with iCUE


  • Poor efficiency
  • Loud at full speed
  • Extras required for lighting

Corsair LL120 RGB specs

The Corsair LL120 RGB specs list is:

Max speed 2200rpm
Stated noise 36dBA
PWM control Yes
RGB lighting Yes, proprietary connector
Accessories None

Corsair LL120 RGB price

The Corsair LL120 air expensive but the triple packs that include a lighting controller are reasonable value.

Price: Expect to pay $83 / £72 for three

Corsair LL120 RGB review conclusion

The Corsair LL120 RGB is one of the more powerful fans on test, and its lighting looks fantastic. However, it’s far too loud and inefficient compared to the new kits on the block. For our choice of the best fan options, check out our best PC fan list.