RGB is hipper than ever – if you’re looking for a stylish fan to beautify your PC, you’ll inevitably stumble upon the Wing Boost 3 ARGB. These are available individually, or as a set of 3 including controller. So that they fit for every application and in every case, they are available in 120 mm and 140 mm. Since 2008 EKL distributes the Alpenföhn series and always stands for quality and outstanding performance – with these fans they now explore the RGB market. But do the Wing Boost 3 ARGB fans also meet the usual standards? In the following test you will find out our results.
|Wing Boost 3 ARGB 140 mm||Wing Boost 3 ARGB 120 mm|
|Dimensions||140 x 140 x 25 mm||120 x 120 x 25mm|
|Air flow rate||134 m³/h||92.6 m³/h|
|Static pressure||2.07 mm H2O||2.19 mm H2O|
|Speed||500 – 1500 rpm||700 – 1600 rpm|
|Noise development||25.6 dB(A)||23.5 dB(A)|
|Connections||4-Pin PWM / 3-Pin ARGB (5 V)|
|Bearing||fluid dynamic bearing|
|Application area||CPU-, radiator-, case fan|
|Scope of delivery (set)||3x fan, 1x PWM splitter, ARGB controller + remote control, 3 pin ARGB splitter, radiator and case screws|
|Price||€ 70.99*||€ 64.90*|
Workmanship and design
The fans are mainly made of black plastic. Due to the stability of the whole fan, it looks very high quality and has a good haptic. If you’ve already had the Wing Boost series without RGB in your hand, there are no surprises waiting for you here. There are grey rubber pads on the fan’s screw holes, which should minimize the vibrations that are transferred to the case. This worked very well in the test and there was no noise. In the middle of the fan you can see an Alpenföhn logo. There are only 4 struts on the back of the fan – the small number of these struts improves the static air pressure. The fans are also available in white in all variations.
Thanks to the “Wing Boost 3 Technology” the fans show their potential even at low speed. The airflow is optimized by small bars on the 11 rotor blades and should therefore produce less turbulence.
The big difference to the well-known Wing-Boost series is of course the RGB lighting. An RGB ring was integrated into the fan frame, which can be addressed via RGB addressing. To attract attention from the side as well, there are two elements that act like a second ring. This makes the Wing Boost 3 ARGB stand out from many competing products that only have a single ring on the front. The ring is well illuminated and the LED colours blend into each other – there are no noticeable bright “spots” in the ring.