Akasa Vegas TLX 120mm Twin Loop Review | Tech for Techs

Viva Vegas 
Akasa Vegas TLX 120mm Twin Loop

 

Review by:  Jennifer Griffiths 

Video & Testing by: Philip Griffiths

Introduction :

 

Last week we took a look at the Akasa TL and TLY fans.  They were proven to be "geek worthy".  Today we're are looking at their kid sister the TLX.  This is a 120mm fan with LED.  It has me intrigued.  Will it give us the performance of a lifetime or will it be just another of a lifetime or will it be just another singing and dancing act?  Find out this an more in this edition of Tech For Techs.  Oh yes, be sure to like and subscribe on our video as well!

 

 

Main Features:

-Twin loop, dual-sided fans provides striking illumination, show off your system's limitless colour combinations

-Certified:  Gigabyte RGB Fusion, ASUS AURA Sync, MSI Mystic Light, AsRock Polychrome Sync 

-Quiet Fan blades are engineered for low-noise and rubber dampening pads around the corners reduce vibration

Specifications:

 

  • ApplicationAddressable RGB LED PC case fan

  • Dimensions120 x 120 x 25mm

  • Fan speed1500 RPM

  • Max airflow35.2 CFM

  • Fan air pressure1.04 mm H²O (max)

  • Noise level23.8 dB(A)

  • Current rating for LED1.0A

  • Voltage rating for LED5V DC

  • Current rating for fan0.12A

  • Voltage rating for fan12V DC

  • Bearing typeFD bearing

  • Fan life expectancy30,000 hrs

  • ConnectorFan: 3-pin

  • LED: 3-pin addressable RGB connector

  • Product codeAK-FN101

Manufacturer statement:

 

The Vegas TLX (AK-FN101) is a twin loop dual-sided cooling fan.  The addressable RGB LEDs are split amongst an inner loop and outer loop creating striking system illumination from various angles.  colour customisation options are limitless with compatible motherboards a or controllers.  

 

The Vegas TLX is a 12 cm fan, embedded with 24 digital LEDs.  Once synced with your motherboard or controller, both sides of the fan will smoothly transition between colours.  

 

The fan blades are engineered for low noise and rubber dampening pads around the corners reduce fan vibrating noise for quiet cooling.  

 

The TLX plugs into either a 3 pin or 4 pin 5V digital addressable LED motherboard header and are compatible with 5V ASUS Aura addressable headers,  5VGigabyte digital pin headers, 5V MSI JRainbow headers and 5V AsRock addressable RGB LED headers.  

 

The TLX is compatible with and certified by ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion Ready and AsRock Polychrome SYNC motherboard lighting control applications.  The fan works with motherboards such as MSI's Z370 Godlike Gaming and Gigabyte's X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI.  For a full motherboard compatibility list see Akasa's website.  

 

 

 



About Akasa:

Akasa designs and manufactures a wide range of technology products for industrial and professional environments, as well as for gamers, modders, and enthusiasts. Their products include SFF passive and active case solutions, coolers, fans,PC lighting, and a vast array of card readers, cables, and adapters. Akasa works closely with Intel and AMD to ensure products match the complex demands of CPU and form factor

 

 

Packaging:


The packaging is not only attractive, but it is also practical.  We have a hanger for the retailers who may have either slat walls or a special rack for this sort of thing.  The box is really classy and the pictures look awesome!  The Akasa logo is easy to see as is the model and description. They've got just the right balance of information and pictures to make it stand out.  

Unboxing:
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Inside we have the fan, 3 to 4 pin adapter, mounting screws and either an RGB LED adapter  
Installation:
You can connect the fan directly to the motherboard with the 3 pin fan connector or via a Molex connection with the included adapter.  The RGB connects up to the motherboard RGB header (or RGB  controller if using one).
 
Screw fan into position and device.  ******************

Testing:

Test System:

Case: Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB (fans disabled for testing)  

CPU: Intel i3 8100 Quad Core 3.6 Ghz 

RAM: 2 x 4GB DDR4 Team Delta T Force RGB 2666 Mhz

PSU:  Xilence P600w 

GPU:  Powercool AMD Radeon RX570 4GB

CPU Cooler:  Scythe Mugan Max 140 mm  (air) 

Storage:  WD Black NVME 250 GB SSD

MB:  Gigabyte Aorus B360M Gaming 3 

OS:  Windows 10 Pro

 

 

 

Fans Tested:

                                                                 Idle                                                    Average over 30 mins                                        Top Temp in 30 mins

Arctic P12                                               30°C                                                                  52°C                                                                        59°C

Antec (no model)                                  31°C                                                                  52°C                                                                        59°C

Xilence                                                    30°C                                                                  51°C                                                                        58°C

Akasa Vegas TLX                                   30°C                                                                  52°C                                                                        57°C

 

 

 

 

As you can see in the first column, they all pretty much ran the same on idle with exception of the Antec at 1° higher.  The average over 30 mins was much the same but with the Xilence fan coming in cooler by 1°.  The temperatures ranged from 57°C to 59°C in the Top Temps over a 30-minute span.  The Akasa cooled the best by 1° in this area.  So, basically, they all were as good as the other near enough in idle and average but the Top Temps is where we got to see the real performance.  Well done, Akasa!

 

 

Pricing:

RRP £19.50
 

Suppliers:

 

  • Target

  • Spire 
     

Conclusion:

 

There is not a lot I can say that has not already been said.  It does what it says on the tin and looks good doing it.   The fan performs on par with what I would expect of a fan this size.  It scored best in Top Temperature over 30 mins and was competitive with most of the others in Average over 30 mins, and Idle temperature.  I would stock it in my store as well a do builds with it.  

 


 

Stand out point:  Colours and motherboard compatibility list is extensive 

 

Pros:

  • Rubber screw holes/antivibration

  • Attractive

  • Colours look really good 
     

Cons:

  • silver screws 

  • Fan is not 4 pin PWM (does not regulate speed as well as a 4 pin connector and can be more power hungry)

 

 

 

 

They got a Gold  Award for this product.