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EK Releases FPT 120 and FPT 140 High Static-Pressure Fans for Radiators and Heatsinks

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EK, the premium liquid cooling solutions manufacturer, is launching its most advanced fan series to date - the EK-Loop FPT 120 and 140. These high-static pressure radiator cooling fans are designed to completely replace the existing Vardar series across the entire product line. The EK-Loop FPT fans improve upon many aspects while focusing on excellent radiator performance. These fans feature an optimized and balanced performance-to-noise ratio on the wide fan operational range.

New FPT fans feature a full-frame design that doesn't allow air to escape outside the frame, thus achieving better static pressure overall. The latest fan also allows daisy-chaining, ultimately reducing cable clutter and easing cable routing through the EK-OmniLink - an 8-pin Micro-Fit connector ecosystem. All the signal and power wiring for the PWM and D-RGB runs on a single cable and connector, which then utilizes a single cable to connect to the source. Most importantly, the EK-OmniLink ecosystem doesn't require any special controllers since the connection ends in the standard motherboard connectors - a 4-pin PWM for the fan power and a 3-pin 5 V D-RGB for the connectors.



Wide Selection of Fan Variants
EK-Loop FPT 120 mm fans come in three different variants:
  • Black frame with D-RGB
  • Black frame with no RGB
  • White frame with D-RGB
EK-Loop FPT 140 mm fans also come in three different variants:
  • White frame with D-RGB
  • Black frame with no RGB
  • Black frame with D-RGB
FPT - Full Pressure Technology Fan Frame
Full Pressure Technology (FPT) is a full-frame design that makes contact with the radiator, sealing it completely off and not allowing air to escape the frame and cause a loss of static air pressure. Rubber corners are implemented on both sides of the fan to reduce vibration transfer to the rest of the PC. The EK badge on the frame is applied in two orientations, allowing users to achieve optimal logo orientation for aesthetic reasons. The cable can be optionally moved over to the other side if it eases cable routing.

EK-OmniLink
EK-OmniLink solution allows daisy chaining of multiple fans, reducing cable clutter and greatly easing cable management. The Omni-Link interconnect ecosystem will be significantly expanded in the near future for additional benefits. It uses Micro-fit 8-pin connectors between products.

The EK-OmniLink design resolves the cable clutter issues of unifying the connection of multiple fans onto a single PWM and D-RGB header while maintaining complete flexibility if you want to remove a single fan from the chain. Other similar solutions on the market use interlocking mechanisms, which require the removal of the entire fan link when you need more room to tighten a fitting on a radiator.

FDB - Fluid Dynamic Bearing
A new motor with a Fluid Dynamic Bearing will significantly reduce noise, especially during low RPM operation. Operational friction is kept at very low levels even after years of service, unlike the traditional ball-bearing fans, which get noisier with time.

FDB fans can be mounted both horizontally and vertically without issues or reduced longevity, unlike traditional sleeve-bearing fans. Innovative herringbone grooves are applied to the fan bearing, recirculating and distributing oil naturally between the rotor shaft and bearing to maintain stable and silent operation at high speeds.

D-RGB LED Performance Fans
Four of six EK-Loop FPT fan versions have D-RGB LED lighting in the motor hub. A perfectly balanced milky-colored 7-blade impeller design is optimized for light dispersion and high static pressure operation while maintaining a low noise profile throughout the whole operational range of the fan.

Having LEDs exclusively inside the rotor ensures the maximum possible length of the fan blades and, thus, better performance. Under the motor hub, there is a total of 9 upward-facing LEDs that provide optimal light diffusion in broad daylight as well.

One of the key features of the new EK-Loop Fan FPT D-RGB fan is its simplicity - it uses the standard 3-pin 5 V D-RGB connection, meaning you can use it with any standard 3-pin 5 V addressable RGB controller or any of the popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (ARGB) header.

Matching White Shades
EK made sure that the white shade of FPT fans matches the shade of the most popular white cases on the market to promote color uniformity and make it easier for customers to match the new fans with their PC cases. The white models of the FPT fans come with white cables, connectors, and rubber dampers.

EK-Loop Fan FPT D-RGB Key Features
  • High-Static Pressure / Low Noise Profile: Unlike other general-purpose computer cooling fans, the EK-Loop Fan FPT 120 D-RGB fan is built specifically for computer liquid cooling systems, namely radiator cooling. Their design and construction are also highly suitable for high-performance air coolers or as case fans for restrictive cases with dust filters.
  • High-Quality Motor and Bearing Assembly: Fluid dynamic bearings ensure a long lifespan, while their wide RPM range enables silent operation in low-power idle scenarios and high performance during high-load peaks. Precise Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) for fan speed adjustment provides performance on demand.
  • Full Pressure Technology: The practical square shape of the fan frame provides optimal performance in either the pull or push regime without hydraulic losses, which ensures the optimal cooling capacity of your liquid cooling radiators.
  • Standard D-RGB Connectors: The EK-Loop FPT fan D-RGB lighting does not require any fancy or expensive additional controller for you to enjoy vibrant lighting effects. A simple 3-pin 5 V addressable D-RGB connection for standard controllers or any popular D-RGB (ARGB) sync technology from major motherboard manufacturers is all you need.
  • OmniLink: The ability to daisy chain fan power, D-RGB, and even pump power across a single cable gives users the ultimate flexibility while reducing cable clutter. All the cables are flat ribbon style with no additional sleeving for an even better cable routing experience.


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Sooooooo many words, bells and whistles but no data about what matters most from a fan that emphasize low noise and high static pressure:
1- Noise output in dB
2- Pressure in mmH2O

So basic yet the press release neglect it.
The different new feature are nice to know but they can`t be the only thing and they can't save a bad preforming product.
Why hiding the numbers?

I'm in the market for 4*140mm high pressure fan with low noise but sadly this doesn't make my choice easier.
 
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Ah this is why the Vadar fans were $7 on clear for Black Friday. Dumping the rest to make room. I wonder if these will beat out Noctua NF-F12s.
 

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Ah this is why the Vadar fans were $7 on clear for Black Friday. Dumping the rest to make room. I wonder if these will beat out Noctua NF-F12s.

I think the Vardars are a bit overrated, the 140mm especially is just much more noisy than say my NZXT Aer-P 140mm
 
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Sooooooo many words, bells and whistles but no data about what matters most from a fan that emphasize low noise and high static pressure:
1- Noise output in dB
2- Pressure in mmHg

So basic yet the press release neglect it.
The different new feature are nice to know but they can`t be the only thing and they can't save a bad preforming product.
Why hiding the numbers?

I'm in the market for 4*140mm high pressure fan with low noise but sadly this doesn't make my choice easier.
I'm still waiting for that 140mm from Noctua.
 
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Sooooooo many words, bells and whistles but no data about what matters most from a fan that emphasize low noise and high static pressure:
1- Noise output in dB
2- Pressure in mmHg
Marketing these days ...
The only thing i can think now, it's, maybe, their fans are not as good as they said !
 
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In 8 months out of 4 fans, I have 1 Vardar fan that doesn't make noise. It's the only one mounted vertically. Hopefully they use a different bearing in these new ones.

*They are using a new motor and bearing.. so that's good.

Also:
Performance characteristics:

- Max Air Flow: 77,00 CFM = 130,82 m³/h
- Static Pressure: 2,7 mm H20 = 26,81 Pa
- Noise Level: 36,00 dBA (max. RPM)

For a comparison, something like a Phanteks T30 120mm has about 31 pascals of static pressure. So, this fan isn't bad at all especially considering it's thinner than a T30.
 
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That's literally the same fan rotor that's been used on Vardar, just different housing.
I don't know who writes those PRs but they would probably do a better job selling Amway than selling specialized computer hadrware. I get those MLM vibes :D
 
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EK-Loop Fan FPT 140
- Max Air Flow: 118,01 CFM = 200,5 m³/h
- Static Pressure: 3,57 mm H20 = 35 Pa
- Noise Level: 44,56dBA (max. RPM)

Same spec for the RGB version plus : LED power draw: 3W (0,6A)
 
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I have some of the Vadar Furious right now, and a couple for spare just in case. I use them on my radiators, and I don't have any issues with them. I keep them at about 75% or so, pretty quiet to me with my headphones or speakers going.
 
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They need to find a better way to mount those LEDs. Because of them, the central hub is massive compared to most other fans and that will create a sizeable dead zone behind it...
 
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by all accounts, this looks like an amazing fan. BUT, i cannot believe how much they've managed to sensationalize the most basic fan frame design, from 3 decades ago. FPT? LOL
 
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I'm surprised no one has copied the gaskets Noctua offers.

One would have expected Thermaltake to be on top of that.
 

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Not from Ek . Lian li sure . Their locking mechanism is the best out there .
Actually, did Lian Li patent that mechanism? Just asking because i have not yet seen that mechanism on other fans. If not, then the other brands are pretty stupid not copying it.
 
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Good news.
More choice, better.
I hope TPU will review these ?
 
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Oh look, more expensive shiny rgb fans with no relevant specs about the fan. Anyway...

I'm in the market for 4*140mm high pressure fan with low noise but sadly this doesn't make my choice easier.

Well that's easy, either go for cheap (Artic silent wings or similar) or go for great (Noctua whatever or Phanteks T30). Fans don't perform that differently so unless you're looking for some specific feature like rgb or whatever choices are greatly reduced, just sort by price.
 
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