Question Are these fans compatible with my PC?

Witch Mercy

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Hello, I am needing to replace my RGB fans in my PC because one of them won't start on it's own anymore, I have to manually push it for it to start and it's so annoying! So, I'm just going to replace all six so they'll all match. I'm not too familiar with fans because the fans I currently have came with my case.

Specs;
ASRock AB350 Pro4
GTX 1060 6GB SSC
Ryzen 5 1600X
16GB DDR4 RAM
Windows 10

Click here for my case
Click here for the fans I am wanting

Thanks for any help! :D
 
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Aeacus

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Corsair LL-series fans... a lot of eyecandy but poor performance regarding cooling. I guess eyecandy matters more than cooling. Oh well...

Yes, Corsair LL-series fans are compatible with your PC case. Though, do note that you have to use Lighting Node Pro if you want to control LEDs.

Here's how the LED setup would look like:

 

Witch Mercy

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Corsair LL-series fans... a lot of eyecandy but poor performance regarding cooling. I guess eyecandy matters more than cooling. Oh well...

Yes, Corsair LL-series fans are compatible with your PC case. Though, do note that you have to use Lighting Node Pro if you want to control LEDs.

Here's how the LED setup would look like:

What about these? or these?
Or, just any recommendations in general, I went with Corsair because that's what I hear people talk the most about, that and Cooler Master.
 

Aeacus

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Or, just any recommendations in general, I went with Corsair because that's what I hear people talk the most about, that and Cooler Master.
Depends if you want cooling performance or eyecandy.

For eyecandy, Corsair LL-series are great.
For performance, Corsair ML Pro-series are best. But those doesn't have RGB, only single color LED,
specs: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Fans/ml-pro-led-config/p/CO-9050042-WW#tab-tech-specs

Some comparisons;

120mm airflow:
75 CFM - Corsair ML120 Pro LED
54.4 CFM - Corsair HD120 RGB
52.0 CFM - Corsair SP120 RGB
47.3 CFM - Corsair ML120 Pro RGB
43.75 CFM - Corsair LL120 RGB

120mm static pressure:
4.2 mmH2O - Corsair ML120 Pro LED
2.25 mmH2O - Corsair HD120 RGB
1.78 mmH2O - Corsair ML120 Pro RGB
1.61 mmH2O - Corsair LL120 RGB
1.45 mmH2O - Corsair SP120 RGB

As you can see, you can't have great eyecandy and great performance all in one.
Closest you could get, would be with Corsair HD RGB series.

In my Skylake and Haswell builds (full specs with pics in my sig), i've solved the cooling vs eyecandy problem with Corsair ML Pro LED fans (best in cooling) with 3x NZXT AER RGB fans (for eyecandy and also good cooling, with great airflow but mediocre static pressure) since all fans i have, are 140mm in size.

In 140mm fans, including what i have, comparison would be;

140mm airflow:
97 CFM - Corsair ML140 Pro LED <- have that
91.19 CFM - NZXT AER140 RGB <- have that
74.0 CFM - Corsair HD140 RGB
55.4 CFM - Corsair ML140 Pro RGB
51.5 CFM - Corsair LL140 RGB

140mm static pressure:
3.0 mmH2O - Corsair ML140 Pro LED <- have that
1.85 mmH2O - Corsair HD140 RGB
1.78 mmH2O - Corsair ML140 Pro RGB
1.52 mmH2O - NZXT AER140 RGB <- have that
1.52 mmH2O - Corsair LL140 RGB

For other RGB LED fans, look under the spoiler where i've composed the list of many RGB LED fans, with specs comparison between the fans.
(click on spoiler to view)
Note: list is a bit old and not all specs links may not work anymore. Also, haven't had time to update the list with latest fans.

Specs:
Akasa Vegas AR7: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Gaming&type_sub=RGB LED Fan&model=AK-FN099
Akasa Vegas R7: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Gaming&type_sub=RGB LED Fan&model=AK-FN098
Akasa Vegas X7: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Fans&type_sub=LED&model=AK-FN093
Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB: http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Lines/case-fan/
Corsair SP120 RGB: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cooling/sp-series-fans
Corsair HD-series RGB: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cooling/hd-series-fans
Corsair LL-series RGB: https://www.corsair.com/eu/en/Categories/Products/Fans/ml-config/p/CO-9050071-WW
Corsair ML Pro RGB series: https://www.corsair.com/eu/en/LED-Color/Fan-Size/Package-Quantity/ml-pro-rgb-config/p/CO-9050075-WW
EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vardar-evo-120er-rgb-500-2200-rpm
Lian-Li Bora Lite 120: http://www.lian-li.com/bora-lite-120
NZXT AER RGB: https://www.nzxt.com/products/aer-rgb
Thermaltake Riing 12: https://www.thermaltake.com/riing-12-led-rgb-fan-single-fan-pack.html
Thermaltake Riing 14: https://www.thermaltake.com/riing-14-led-rgb-colors-fan-single-fan-pack.html
Thermaltake Riing 12 TT Premium: https://www.thermaltake.com/riing-12-rgb-radiator-fan-tt-premium-edition.html
Thermaltake Riing 14 TT Premium: https://www.thermaltake.com/riing-14-rgb-radiator-fan-tt-premium-edition.html

120mm airflow:
77 CFM - EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB
54.4 CFM - Corsair HD120 RGB
52.44 CFM - NZXT AER120 RGB
52.0 CFM - Corsair SP120 RGB
48.8 CFM - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB
48.79 CFM - Thermaltake Riing 12 TT Premium
48.31 CFM - Lian-Li Bora Lite 120
47.3 CFM - Corsair ML120 Pro RGB
43.75 CFM - Corsair LL120 RGB
42.7 CFM - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB
41.9 CFM - Akasa Vegas X7
40.6 CFM - Thermaltake Riing 12
35.2 CFM - Akasa Vegas R7
35.2 CFM - Akasa Vegas AR7
35.0 CFM - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB

120mm static pressure:
3.16 mmH2O - EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB
2.25 mmH2O - Corsair HD120 RGB
2.01 mmH2O - Thermaltake Riing 12
1.78 mmH2O - Corsair ML120 Pro RGB
1.61 mmH2O - Corsair LL120 RGB
1.45 mmH2O - Corsair SP120 RGB
1.45 mmH2O - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB
1.35 mmH2O - NZXT AER120 RGB
1.23 mmH2O - Lian-Li Bora Lite 120
1.14 mmH2O - Akasa Vegas X7
1.11 mmH2O - Thermaltake Riing 12 TT Premium
1.04 mmH2O - Akasa Vegas R7
1.04 mmH2O - Akasa Vegas AR7
0.96 mmH2O - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB
0.88 mmH2O - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB

140mm airflow:
91.19 CFM - NZXT AER140 RGB
74.0 CFM - Corsair HD140 RGB
73.91 CFM - Thermaltake Riing 14 TT Premium
55.4 CFM - Corsair ML140 Pro RGB
53.0 CFM - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB
51.5 CFM - Corsair LL140 RGB
51.15 CFM - Thermaltake Riing 14
46.2 CFM - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB

140mm static pressure:
1.85 mmH2O - Corsair HD140 RGB
1.78 mmH2O - Corsair ML140 Pro RGB
1.59 mmH2O - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB
1.58 mmH2O - Thermaltake Riing 14
1.52 mmH2O - NZXT AER140 RGB
1.52 mmH2O - Corsair LL140 RGB
1.38 mmH2O - Thermaltake Riing 14 TT Premium
0.54 mmH2O - Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140 Air Flow RGB
 

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