It’s been about 3 weeks since EK Water Blocks introduced us to their first line of complete in-house developed fans, the EK-Vardar series, and now they’re available. The new fans are the result of a years worth of research and testing, picking just the right parts and generating the right layout to push as much air through radiators as possible with as little resistance as possible.
The fans get the name Vardar from the type of the cold northwesterly wind blowing from the mountains down to the valleys of Macedonia. It is a type of ravine wind, enhanced by a channeling effect while blowing down through the Moravia-Vardar gap, bringing cold conditions from the north to the Thessaloniki area of Greece. A fitting name for these fans.
These 120mm fans are available in 5 versions, the EK-Vardar with 1150rpm, 1450rpm, 180rpm, or 2200rpm and the EK-Furious Vardar with 3000rpm. The sound levels variate depending on model, but start at 23.7dBA maximum for the slowest and 42dBA for the Furious Vardar.
The Vardar series is using a 7-fin fan blade design and has a sealed-edge fan casing to prevent loss of airflow. The motor is double ball bearing with a lifespan of 50.000 hours and comes with PWM support.
Available now, the fans all come with an MSRP of €14.95 including VAT, except the Furious version that will set you back €16.95.
Thanks to EKWB for providing us with this information
Images courtesy of EKWB