Phanteks T30-120 Cooling Fan Review

The Phanteks T30-120 is considered among the best fans money can buy today, so it will be interesting to test it with my Long Win LW-9266 Fan PQ performance measurement apparatus. How does it compare against Seasonic’s high-end MagFlow? Read the review to find out!

Read the updated review on this product here: Phanteks T30-120 Cooling Fan Review – ReCheck!

If you ask me what type of fan bearing I consider the best, I will reply with magnetic levitation on any day of the week. Sunon was the first to introduce this bearing type in late 1999, and thanks to its cooperation with Corsair, it vastly improved its corresponding production lines.

On its page, Phanteks states that it worked for years with Sunon to introduce the T30-120 fan that features an aerodynamic fan blade design besides the 30mm thick frame. Moreover, the components used are industrial-grade for increased reliability. Indeed, once you get your hands on the fan, you will immediately notice the good build quality, which is also shown by the extended warranty, which is six-year long.


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On Amazon, the Phanteks T30-120 costs $31, while the triple-pack costs $86. This is not an affordable product, with the Corsair ML120 LED Elite going for notably less, from $17 to $26, depending on the LED color. For those of you wondering how the Corsair ML120 stands against the T30-120, you will soon find out since I plan on reviewing every fan out there.


Technical Specifications:
  • Model Name: Phanteks PH-F120T30 120MM FAN
  • Model Number(s): PH-F120T30_BG, PH-F120T30_BG_3P
  • Material: LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) frame and blades, rubber dampeners
  • Nominal Input Voltage: 10.2-13.2 V
  • Modes: Advanced/Performance/Hybrid
  • PWM Control: Yes
  • Rated Input Current: 0.36/0.13/0.05A
  • Max Power: 4.32W
  • Rotational Speed (Max): 3000/2000/1200
  • Acoustical Noise (Max): 39.7/27.3/11.1 dBA
  • Air Pressure inch- H2O (Max): 0.28/0.13/0.05
  • MTBF: >150,000 h
  • Bearing Type: Magnetic Levitation
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 120 mm x 120 mm x 30 mm
  • Cable Length: 130mm + 500mm extension
  • Connector: 4-pin daisy-chain
  • Weight: 231g
  • Warranty: 6 years
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One thought on “Phanteks T30-120 Cooling Fan Review

  1. after finally getting my hands on one of these:
    it certainly has to spin slower than A12x25 to stay below the noise threshold for me (sub-600 vs over-650RPM) but should be able to still push more air at a higher pressure
    as long as you have enough space to squeeze it in at least and that’s not granted
    the hybrid mode is just stupid as it only starts up at way above the acceptable level
    overall I’d put it closer to PTT line where you don’t care about noise nearly at all and often have some extra space than the A line that it’s put against usually, but also there are many interesting experiments that could be done with both of them (like putting actually usable fans on Ninja could provide much better performance with no audible noise vs the obnoxious Kaze Flex that won’t shut up until they stop or maybe using T30 on U12S/U12A to see how that fares)

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