Corsair Launches ML Pro RGB Series Fans With Magnetic-Levitation Bearings

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thundervore

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Wow!

I called it last month as I knew how this was going to go. Time to milk the customers again!!
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3541359/corsair-intros-series-rgb-fans-dual-lighting-zones.html#20265911

Now we just have to wait for dual zone maglev RGB fans lmao in 6 months when they run out of ideas.
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I completely agree with this. Propriety connections need to stop, especially with corsair. All these RGB fans and lighting strips need to use the standard 4 pin 12 volt connections that all motherboards are now using to control RGB. There is no reason for Corsair to come up with their own pin connection limiting users to buy only their stuff and when something goes wrong have to go to that horrid forum plagues with users having tons of issues (I'm one of those users on that forum with flickering Corsair RGB AIO and lighting strips)

 

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Did Tom's Hardware actually check what kind of connector it uses or they named it "properitary" and called it a day?

I if you are doing a review of RGB fans i suggest you to rip one of them appart and dig into it to see what kind of LED's are inside.

There is high chance that they use WS2812B or similar addressable leds which, with release of Z370 motherboards, can be controlled with Asus Aura, Mystic light, Fusion as many new motherboards have header for addressable leds.

For one i know that NXZT AER fans use WS2812B and you can screw the dedicated controller and just switching pins in connectors plug them in straight to motherboard.

It may be same with corsair.
 

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More proprietary BS. We as consumers have to vote with our wallets and boycott companies that try to force customers into locked ecosystems. Yes, Corsair makes many peripherals but they don't make motherboards. And since they don't make motherboards, there is no good reason they continue making non-standard RGB components that don't use 4-pin, 12 volt connections that all motherboards are now using to control RGB lighting and synchronization other than pure greed.
 

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I wonder why Corsair decided to cap the max RPM speed on their new ML Pro RGB fans.

If Corsair would've kept the fan RPM range as same as with ML Pro non-RGB series fans then i would've considered them to replace out my ML Pro non-RGB fans. But with reduced max speed, the performance drop isn't enough for me go with ML Pro RGB fans.


Lepa BOL bearing is also one variation of mag-lev bearings,
further reading: https://www.techpowerup.com/200902/lepa-unveils-four-new-barometric-oil-less-bearing-fans
 

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I have a Asus Mobo and just to find a fan with decent specs was a bi***ch, either the fans had crappy specs or they where just ugly. The way I went around this was finding a white fan that had great specs and buying Phantek's RGB halos

Damn that freaking sucks you buy some "quality fans" and then get flickering. I mean its gonna happen you might get a defective unit but when you have to use proprietary connectors you wonder ...

one last thing... Corsair if it aint broken DONT FIX IT !!
 

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While this is true it makes you wonder. If cases can come with a standard 4 pin connector and splitters that connect directly into the 4 pin headers on the motherboards to control the LEDs build into the case and additional strips from the motherboards respective software, why the hell does Corsair think "we" as customers need to go buy "their" controller just so we can control the LEDs on these fans? Even if it was a box they sold, make it connect to the motherboard 4 pin connector and eliminate the Corsair Link crap ware. It sucks so bad! And this comes form a customer with a Corsiar AIO, PSY and SP fan setup all controlled "or should I say fails to control" the lighting and constant light flickering and fans that cant adjust to thermal probe temperature.

 
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