An overview of the cooling Cougar FCB RGB KIT with three 120 mm fans
15 Jul, 07:18
Cougar Vortex FCB RGB KIT – as a way to embellish the computer
Computer system unit can be turned from a boring box, which is you under the table, in this element of the decor of your room. There are a lot of different ways, one of which, for example, installing a beautiful RGB lighting.
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The developers have recently released a kit of the Cougar Vortex fans
FCB RGB KIT specially for those who want to make their computer more fashionable. In this review we will show how easy it is to decorate your unit system, give it a attracting look while at the same time dispel the myth that such aesthetics in a complex Assembly.
Facial pack Cougar Vortex FCB RGB KIT
The kit comes in bright orange packaging which will show the full kit inside. The reverse side contains detailed information on correct installation of fan inside the case with the hub. Here you can see the important characteristics of the fan working at speeds up to 1500 rpm, the noise is rated at 26 dB, and each cooler blows 13.5 cubic meters of air per minute.
Back side of the package
The whole set is placed in a transparent impact-resistant blister package where everything is Packed very compactly: three 120-mm fan, a hub, a set of connection cables, and manual.
The set of three fans 25 mm thick and looks very stylish. The body is made entirely of plastic. Bezel transparent, in which there are 18 RGB LEDs. In the middle of the cooler pressed the logo the Cougar.
Cougar Vortex FCB KIT RGB uncompressed
Themselves a Cougar Vortex coolers
FCB RGB KIT is equipped with nine blades with a ribbed surface for increased air flow and reduced turbulence.
The sides made mounts for the fans, visually executed under the carbon fiber and the mounting surface is additionally equipped with rubber inserts to reduce vibration. The design turned out quite heavy, compared to the normal 120 mm fans, but collected soundly, no backlash and clearances, and the fans rattle when shaken.
Each of the fans connected via the 6-pin 5V connector attached to a hub, which feeds at the same time, as fans and RGB lighting. Unfortunately, direct contact to the motherboard is not provided. The very power is connected via the MOLEX port.
The fans received the ribbed surface of the blades, and the legs are rubberized surface
It is time to consider the hub itself from Cougar, which we mentioned several times. A lightweight box the size of a credit card, with a set of connection ports, which controls all coolers and lighting modes. On the sides at the ends of the spaced eight 6-pin ports for coolers, three of which will be occupied complete the port to supply power, switch modes and two RGB LED connector for RGB strips.
The hub that controls the backlight and power fans. Note the two magnets behind – they allow it to be mounted anywhere in the hull
Secured it is very simple: using two magnets it can be placed in any place of the metal housing. We placed the hub in our system unit front panel, where it can be quickly accessed, and the box looks like a decor element inside the housing.
Installation of the fan and hub (right)
All connected by a simple scheme that comes in the kit – can’t go wrong. Cougar also provided the ability to control the light switch with a Reset button, but we decided to leave, complete a separate button, which is placed discreetly under the body.
The only disadvantage, Cougar Vortex
FCB RGB KIT refused to work with our motherboard MSI Z370, although the manufacturer has indicated it will work. In case if the connection worked, it would be possible to manage and configure the lighting due to utility MysticLight. And so had to control the switching manually on the button.
The result of the installation of the Cougar Vortex FCB RGB KIT in case with a transparent side cover
The result looks great. The result will not leave anyone indifferent. Of course, to see the beauty can only be provided if the housing side wall is transparent.
The control button RGB presets had to endure under the body
Moreover, if in case you already have additional lights, then the Cougar Vortex
FCB RGB KIT add to her glow.
The hub body is almost invisible when backlight is enabled
The backlighting has 14 presets, including cyclical color, blinking, “breathing”, RGB static color (10 options). However, according to our impressions, the most attractive is preset with the RGB, where the lighting shimmers like a rainbow – it fits under any condition.
Cougar Vortex FCB RGB KIT
With regard to the efficiency of the automatic adjustment is not provided – the fans run at maximum rpm 1,500 rpm, but in complete silence, barely heard – all thanks to the hydro bearing. However, any advantage in cooling compared to the standard 120-mm fans, they have – inside temperature remained the same as before the upgrade.
Set The Cougar Vortex
FCB RGB KIT was created primarily for decoration system units, and its main function it performs at 100%. Also worth noting is the relatively easy way to connect – we have it took half an hour, taking account of the dismantling of old cooler.
General view of the Cougar Vortex FCB RGB KIT in the computer
As for practical application, the particular decrease the internal temperature, we have not noticed any advantage over conventional fans of this model. At the same time, set the fan runs almost silently and has protection from vibration, which is a significant advantage.
As a result, with Cougar Vortex
FCB RGB KIT computer really turned out visually very beautiful and fashionable, giving the system unit of personality that will not leave anyone indifferent.
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