by Rob Williams on April 14, 2005 in Air-Cooling
Modders know. If you want a pimpin’ looking computer, you want to deck it out with UV and LED’s. AC Ryan, once again to the rescue, delivers Blackfire4 fans, that are both UV, and contain 4 LED’s. See how they performed, and look, in our review.
- Stylish UV-active Fans
- Built-in 4x LED light
- Luminous intensity : 4x 2000mcd
- Speed: 2500RPM
- Power consumption : 0.32W
- 3 to 4 Pin Molex Converter
- Price: $8.95US – $12.95US each
AC Ryan wants your case to look fantastic, and light up like Las Vegas. With their Blackfire4 fans, it can be. What does the 4 mean? 4 LED’s of course!
Features & Installation
AC Ryan sent us an 80mm Green fan with Blue LED, as well as a 92mm Orange fan with a Blue LED. They have many to choose from though, and you can check out the full list at their site here. As mentioned in the intro, the reason for the ‘4’ in Blackfire, is for the 4 LED’s that are in each sides of the fans.
What also makes the Blackfire4 fans special, is that they are made of UV reflective plastic. So, the LED’s reflect off the actual fan to add to the glow. As you likely already know, there is not too much to installing a new fan. I was however a little worried, because I knew that my motherboard only had one 3 pin Molex connection left. I was relieved when each Blackfire fan came with a 3 to 4 pin Molex converter, so that I could connect it straight to my PSU, rather than my motherboard.
I didn’t have any problems installing the fans, except for one minor thing. In the case I am currently using, there is no available spot for a 92mm fan. To make matters worse, there is not even a window in this particular case, so bare with me!
First, we must check to see if AC Ryan would send me a broken fan! Thanks to the recently reviewed Backy, I was able to see that they work perfectly!