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post #11 of 18
The eLoops (unless a new revision is out, haven't followed them for a couple of years) are not recommended for Pull configurations.
When set to push air through the rad, they are awesome, however when pulling air from a rad without at least 2-3mm of extra clearance from a shroud/gasket, they produce a very unpleasant sound which is caused by the impeller touching the surface above it.
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I don't understand why this myth still exists, but there is no contact problem with Eloops. It is purely an aerodynamic noise issue when used in pull.
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I don't understand why this myth still exists, but there is no contact problem with Eloops. It is purely an aerodynamic noise issue when used in pull.

I've always pondered if it could actually be physical friction because it would translate into physical marks on the fan, but never really tested it. However, I do have an eLoop and it does indeed sound bad when in pull.
My apologies for the inaccuracy in my first post. redface.gif
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These are the new version eloops that are supposed to have that issue solved I believe. I will be using them in a custom loop on a couple of white 280 rads.
 
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These are the new version eloops that are supposed to have that issue solved I believe.

Not sure if they have actually 'fixed' the issue as I think it is part of their inherent design characteristics due to the closed loop design of the blade tips.

Also if you read their FAQ over here on the 140 sized variant, it still refers to the issue of elevated noise when used in a pull config due to aerodynamic effects:

http://www.blacknoise.com/site/en/products/noiseblocker-it-fans/nb-eloop-series/140x140x29mm.php#tab6
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These are the new version eloops that are supposed to have that issue solved I believe.

Not sure if they have actually 'fixed' the issue as I think it is part of their inherent design characteristics due to the closed loop design of the blade tips.

Also if you read their FAQ over here on the 140 sized variant, it still refers to the issue of elevated noise when used in a pull config due to aerodynamic effects:

http://www.blacknoise.com/site/en/products/noiseblocker-it-fans/nb-eloop-series/140x140x29mm.php#tab6

Ah, well good to know. I'm not one who worries about fan noise too much since I use a headset most of the time, but good to know it still exists and easily resolved with a spacer.

Either way these fans are too dang sexy to pass up!
 
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Either way these fans are too dang sexy to pass up!

Damn right! smile.gif I have been eyeballing them for a while and want to ask - should I use them on my Kraken X61 or just keep the stock fans? Don't know if it is justifiable to spend over 50€ on two fans, if there wouldn't be a difference.
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Either way these fans are too dang sexy to pass up!

Damn right! smile.gif I have been eyeballing them for a while and want to ask - should I use them on my Kraken X61 or just keep the stock fans? Don't know if it is justifiable to spend over 50€ on two fans, if there wouldn't be a difference.

well you can compare the specs
But you'll need to convert CubicFeetMinute to CubicMetersHour if you want to compare that. The rest is easy enough smile.gif

https://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/155-fx-v2-140mm-radiator-fan.html
http://www.blacknoise.com/datas/downloads/datasheets/TData_eloop140_de_en.pdf

At the same RPM, the eLoops should make less noise for the same/better performance.
However, the NZXT FX140 is quite a decent fan. But gets rather noisy when ramping up towards max speed.



Note that the eLoop specs includes at least a basic chart, something which is missing from the NZXT FX140.
ALL fans should include a PQ curve chart, its the only thing that means something, otherwise it are just numbers... and a lot of them are just too good to be true. rolleyes.gif

This is how a fan spec sheet should look like: http://www.delta.com.tw/product/cp/dcfans/download/pdf/AFB/AFB120x120x25.4mm.pdf
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