Lian Li has launched the Lian Li Uni Fan P28, a new performance-focused variant of its clip-together Uni Fan range. The new modular 120mm case fan boasts nine Liquid Crystal Polymer blades, fluid dynamic bearings, and three speed modes, via an included fan controller: quiet, balanced, and maximum performance.
Lian Li‘s Uni Fan range allows for the fans to be clipped together in a daisy chain of up to six fans, meaning you only need to connect wires to one end of the link of fans. Previous iterations, the Uni Fan AL and Uni Fan SL, have included RGB lighting and have been aimed at slower, quiet spin speeds, but the P28 has no lighting and spins at a higher rpm of up to 2600rpm. The SL120 range also has reduced actual fan size due to the prominent lighting on the frame, which reduces the modular fan performance.
This lack of RGB lighting actually slightly negates one of the key reasons why you might want to invest in daisy-chainable fans, as it’s the extra cables required for the lighting that can make RGB fans so much more of a cable mess. Having a single cable to deal with is less of a concern. Nonetheless, if you want a super-clean and easy installation (at least in terms of cable management) the Lian Li Uni Fan P28 should be right up your street.
One potential downside of these fans is that if the fan mount holes on your case don’t perfectly align with the holes on the Uni Fans once clipped together, you can’t adjust for the holes as you would with mounting individual fans. The fans may line up perfectly in Lian Li’s own cases, such as on the hugely popular Lian Li O11 Dynamic, but it’s less of a certainty with other cases. The fans can still be connected by cables in such instances.
The P28 fans are slightly thicker than previous Uni Fan models at 28mm versus 25mm, but this allows for improved performance while maintaining a maximum decibel output of 32.1dBA.
A fan controller is included with triple packs of fans, and this offers up the three aforementioned speed profiles. It also houses magnets for easy attachment to your case. The fans are also PWM capable so can be controlled by motherboard headers or other fan controllers.
The outer edges of the fans are finished with metal pieces that can be removed and optional RGB lighting panels fitted instead. One side or both can be changed and the daisy-chaining works for the lighting too.
The Lian Li Uni Fan P28 fans are available for pre-order now priced at $75 (£75) for three.
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