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Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB review

This 120mm fan has stunning RGB lighting that covers the frame rather than the fan blades, plus it provides excellent airflow with low noise.

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB

Our Verdict


Fantastic RGB lighting and superb efficiency - it's just a shame about the price

The Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB is a 120mm RGB fan that comes as part of a rather pricey pack of three fans. This set of fans costs an eyewatering $130, but they are without a doubt the most amazing RGB fans we’ve ever seen.

The fan frame facias feature single-piece areas of diffused RGB lighting and both sides are illuminated with fabulous RGB lighting. Sadly, it’s all tied into Thermaltake’s RGB ecosystem using its TT RGB Plus software to control the fan speed and lighting meaning you can’t control standard RGB components, but this was simple to use.

The Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB airflow of 1.86m/s is 2,000rpm, falling to 0.8m/s at 1,000rpm. Meanwhile, the Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB noise level at 2,000rpm is 55dBA, dropping to 45dBA at 1,000rpm. These results obliterated the Thermaltake SWAFAN 12 RGB’s 1.31m/s with 67dBA at peak speed and matched the award-winning Deepcool FC120 too.

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB pros and cons


  • Amazing RGB lighting
  • Excellent airflow at high and low speeds
  • Great noise-to-airflow ratio


  • Extremely expensive
  • Locked-in ecosystem
  • Fan speed only adjustable with software

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB specs

The Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB specs list is:

Max speed 2,000rpm
Stated noise 21dBA
PWM control Yes (Thermaltake software)
RGB lighting / pins Yes / software controlled
Accessories USB fan speed and lighting controller

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB price

This set of three fans has an eyewatering price, but the Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB has the most amazing RGB fan lighting we’ve ever seen.

Price: Expect to pay $130 USD / £125 GBP (triple pack)

Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB review conclusion

The Thermaltake Toughfan 12 RGB offers the best fan RGB lighting we’ve seen and fantastic airflow for low noise levels, matching the excellent Deepcool FC120. The trouble is, they cost a staggering amount. If money were of no object, though, they’re the fans we’d go for and they’d turn more than a few heads. For our choice of the best fan options, check out our best PC fan list.