Corsair Has A 500mm ‘Fan’ For Computers With RGB

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Corsair: Last Thursday (21st), a curious Corsair product caught the attention of social networks, gaining repercussion after a publication on the Gamers Nexus channel on YouTube. The novelty is the 500 mm “fan” for computers that, in addition to a peculiar size, also has RGB lighting to complete its look.

Naturally, the model is a joke of the company and, for this reason, it is also a unique edition worldwide. Called “LL 500mm RGB”, the “fan” requires a 10W power supply to run and delivers, at best, a maximum of 290 revolutions per minute, according to Gamer Nexus ratings.

Although the channel’s experts tested the model’s effectiveness, the results likely didn’t surprise the public. The benefits offered by Corsair’s “fan” are equivalent to traditional models used in home cooling, lowering the CPU temperature rated by 21%, which reached 48 °C with this solution.

By comparison, just removing the case side shield and keeping the common fans turned off resulted in an average temperature of 61 °C — so the almost 13 °C drop offered by the model is still welcome, albeit inefficient. Check out the video in full, in English:

The performance, while not surprising, fell short of expectations even for the “invention”. As the channel experts explain, the model’s problem can be explained by the lack of power in its engines — which even needed to be repaired before starting the tests. This feature, added to the extravagant size, aids in the conclusion that the “LL 500mm RGB” was conceived as a visual joke, without many functional pretensions.

When unveiled by Corsair, back in August of this year, the model was used as a satire for the “bigger is better” line of thought. Through exaggeration, the company has proven that fan size shouldn’t be the first concern of users looking for the best possible performance.