The company Inter-Tech is increasingly making a name for itself in the end-customer sector with low-priced products. In addition to the ALSEYE series, which is positioned on the market with water cooling systems, air coolers and fans, Inter-Tech also sells completely own RGB air coolers under the name ARGUS. We have tested the new series, the ARGUS RS-06, for you and report how they perform.
|Dimensions fan||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Fan speed||1200 rpm|
|Noise level||22 dBA|
|Connections||4-pin PWM, proprietary 5-pin RGB connector (3 wires used)|
|Number of LEDs||8|
|Supported RGB control||own via controller (over 300 effects), ASUS AURA Sync, MSI Mystic Light, ASRock RGB, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0|
|Price||€ 19.99 *|
Scope of delivery and workmanship
The box is delivered in the typical Inter-Tech design – with the product printed in color and all necessary specifications. In addition to the fans, an RGB extension cable, a PWM splitter and an RGB controller including remote control are included.
The fans are kept in glossy white – both the body and the rotor blades. In the middle of the fan is a sticker with the ARGUS logo. Unfortunately, this is not always applied perfectly in the middle, so that it “wobbles” minimally. Basically, the workmanship is solid – due to the choice of materials and the shape, however, it can be bent slightly – but in everyday use this should not be a problem. But if you look at the quality in relation to the price, it is very good. The LEDs, which later provide the lighting, are hidden in the middle. They illuminate the fan, through the white material the whole rotor blades and at least also the outer ring are illuminated.
There are black rubberized pads at the screw connection points to dampen vibrations that are transmitted to the case. These rubber pads are quite thin, but do their job. With today’s fans there are usually hardly any perceptible vibrations, so the thin pads are sufficient here.
The center point is connected to the rest of the fan on the rear side by eight struts. The eight struts provide a solid basic stability. In addition, the cables are routed to the outside. In addition to the usual 4-pin PWM cable for controlling the actual fan, a proprietary RGB cable is used here. The cables are black and an additional sleeve is not needed.
RGB functionality and performance
The RGB controller is useful. Here the own RGB cables converge, if necessary you can connect them to your own mainboard – via 3-pin connector with one omitted pin. You can also connect the controller to the reset button or use the remote control to control the RGB functions without additional software. The controller also requires a power connection via MOLEX connector. As with the ALSEYE HALO fans, we would like to be able to connect it via SATA power connector – this is simply more contemporary and robust.
If you buy several sets, you have the possibility to connect more fans (maximum eight) and two additional RGB strips.
If you connect the fans to the mainboard, you get the configuration options offered by the mainboard manufacturer. In our test scenario, this is MSI with the in-house Mystic-Light – here you get not only static colors, but also rainbow effects, pulsing, flashing and much more. In addition, you have the possibility to synchronize the fan set with RGB products of other brands.
If you don’t have this possibility, or if you don’t want to use the software, you have some preconfigured modes – here you can also get pulsating, rainbow effects, rotating color rings, and more. You will notice – there are many customization possibilities.
The general lighting pattern of the fans is ok. However, the official product pictures look much more intense, especially in daylight the fans are a bit pale – in addition, it looks as if the fans are almost transparent on the pictures. The colors become paler towards the outside, the outer ring does not shine as extremely as it is shown here. This is a pity in a way, because the look of the fans is very appealing – a little more realistic product pictures wouldn’t hurt. In addition it is to be assured that our pictures look relatively “extreme” – in reality the lighting looks somewhat paler.
Finally, the performance of the fans – in short, they are neither really loud nor really exceptional. Due to their shape, the static pressure is not very high, so ideally they should not be used as radiator fans – nevertheless, with a maximum of 59.47 cbm/h they move enough air to justify their existence as case fans. This is quite sufficient and due to the low noise level, at least up to about 900 rpm, it is also highly recommended.
Inter-Techs RGB fans are always interesting. The fan sets don’t claim to be the best on the market – but they show again and again that when saving on small corners, RGB fans don’t always have to plunder the wallet. This set costs less than many individual fans of larger brands – but there are no extreme criticism points.
Yes, SATA power connectors would be nice, standard RGB cables that you can connect directly to your mainboard without a controller would be nice too – but these are small points that you can get over, especially at this price. We especially like the fact that there is no PWM control – in addition, there is a decent PWM splitter. If you like the look and want to equip your PC with RGB products at a reasonable price, you have found the ideal product here. At the current price of € 19.99 * almost unbeatable!
By the way, if you want to connect additional fans to the controller or work without the controller, you can use the RS-061. These are virtually identical in construction, but offer a proprietary RBG connector for the controller and standard RGB cables for the mainboard.
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