Question Can I test fans (and RGB capability) without a fully-functioning PC?

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Basically I want to test a bunch of fans before pulling the trigger on any of them in particular.

I have my PSU and mobo, but my CPU (3950x) isn't out yet.

I want to test the fans for their noise levels, how they look with RGB, etc. So I was planning to get a whole bunch (Noctua a12x25, Corsair ML 120 Pro RGB, Corsair ML 120 Pro, Corsair LL 120 RGB, Noiseblocker NB-eLoop Series B12-PS, Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM, Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap, etc) plus a Phantek Halo Lux to mix and match.

But not sure how I'd really go about testing everything without a fully functioning PC/motherboard/etc.

What are my options?
 
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It is pretty simple, you can either use an ATX PSU jumping connector (a few dollars from Amazon) or by using a piece of wire to jump green to any black:
https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/blog/convert-atx-psu-to-bench-supply.html
I do have a Rigol power supply unit in case I can use that instead (though I still need to learn how to use it somewhat).

Anyway: Even with the PSU, I cannot test RGB (or the Halo) this way though correct? Just the fan speed / noise?
 
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