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Last week we reported on the new series of high performance 120mm fans from EK waterblocks, dubbed Vardar . Today we take a first look at one of the pre-production samples of the Vardar F4. Thanks to EK for providing the sample
The packaging is finalized and tells you exactly what fan it is (the F4 in this case) and also the maximum fan RPM. On the back we get tech specs and also the P-Q curve which, as others have seen, is similar to that of the respective Gentle Typhoon fan.
Nothing new on the side, and we see the contribution from Slovenia and the manufacturing company in China listed out here.
As we said this is a pre-production sample, and so there was only the fan in here. The final versions should come with 4 self-tapping screws and a few other cosmetic improvements.
We believe the heatshrink is getting a makeover and the label on the back of the hub will be done, and there has been no confirmation on the sleeving material as of yet. This is a
SKU. Fan Speed. PWM Duty Cycle. Loudness [dBA]
EK-Vardar F1-120 (1150rpm) 1150 60-100 23.7
EK-Vardar F2-120 (1450rpm) 1450 50-100 25.6
EK-Vardar F3-120 (1850rpm) 1850 50-100 29.5
EK-Vardar F4-120 (2200rpm) 2200 40-100 33.5
EK-VardarFF5-120 (3000rpm) 3000 40-100 42
"We have given ourselves a difficult task of designing a fan with unmatched p/Q characteristics while maintaining favorable noise profile", said Niko Tivadar, Product Manager at EK Water Blocks, "Vardar has set a new standard for others to look up to."
The new fans will be available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network in first half of January 2015 with limited quantity available in mid December 2014. For customized and OEM parts please inquire for quotation.