Well, i'm sure you have all read reviews of the Antec Tri-Lite LED Fans with
the three different colours. Now I bring you the 4-Colour LED Fan from Akasa.
What you are getting is the Nebula Arctic blue fan with four colour blade illumination.
The specs on this baby are as follows:
- Dimensions: 80x80x25mm
- Speed: 2500 RPM
- Rated Current: 0.11A
- Air Flow: 32.4 CFM
- Noise Level: 27.85 dBA
- Bearings: Sleeve
In the pack you get the fan itself, a 3-4pin adaptor, and 4 self tapping screws
for mounting the fan into your case.
Installing the fan is as easy as any other fan, nothing special
is required. I chose to use the provided 3-4pin adapter when installing it in
my case as all of my 3pin headers are currently in use.
So lets get down to what we all know you came here for, the pretty
As you can see from the above images, the fan looks very cool
even without the lights on. They are not crystal clear, the plastic has a kind
of a blue tint to it, hence the name of "Arctic Blue Fan". OK, so
lets get this thing fired up. First of all, some shots with the flash on.
Now we have those out of the way, lets get down to some pictures
of the fan in the dark.
As you can probably see, the fan looks considerably different
from each side. From the front you get the sharp streaks of colour and from
the back you get a glow, rather like that of the Antec variety of fans. However,
I was very dissapointed with the 'yellow' corner of the fan, as it may aswell
not be there it's so dim. I was also quite dissapointed with the different colours,
on the Antec fans the different colours seem to be of a matched intensity, but
on this fan they are all at different intensities with the blue clearly being
brighter than all the rest.
Again, the blue is clearly dominating the entire fan and again
the yellow LED seems to be a pointless addition. Now for a pic of each of the
colours on their own.
Once more, the yellow LED has hardly any effect on the overall
look of the fan. I definatley think Akasa need to sort the issue of the varying
Well, from what I have seen review wise of the Antec LED fans
so far I would say that they are superior, although I have not had a chance
to use one as yet. As the LEDs are not of equal brightness the fan is very unbalanced
with the blue light covering most of the other colours. The effect of the streaks
of colour going into the centre of the fan viewed from the front is very nice
in my opinion, this is caused by the blades of the fan having a gloss finish,
whereas the Antec ones have a matt finish allowing the light to spread through
them. I will most definatley be modding this fan to get equal intensities as
I think it will look better in my new project like that. I will write a quick
article on how it goes at some point in the future. I'm sure I have provided
enough information for you to make your choice between the Akasa and the Antec,
but if you have any further questions please feel free to ask in the forums.