Summary: EK introduces the EK-Loop FPT fans, designed for reliable performance, wide operating range, and no LEDs, making them an ideal choice for efficient and effective cooling solutions.
- Full-frame design prevents air from escaping outside the frame, resulting in improved static pressure overall
- EK-OmniLink provides a streamlined and efficient connection to the source
- Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor significantly reduces noise, especially during low RPM operation
EK, the premium liquid cooling solutions manufacturer, has introduced the EK-Loop FPT fans, designed to perfectly complement the EK-Pro workstation-grade loops. With a focus on reliability, performance, wide operating range, and no LEDs, the EK-Loop Fan FPT 120 – Black and EK-Loop Fan FPT 140 – Black are an ideal choice for users seeking efficient and effective cooling solutions.
One of the standout features of the FPT fans is their full-frame design, which prevents air from escaping outside the frame, resulting in improved Static Pressure overall. This design also allows for daisy-chaining, reducing cable clutter and simplifying cable routing through the EK-OmniLink – an 8-pin Micro-Fit connector ecosystem. By consolidating all signal and power wiring onto a single cable and connector, the EK-OmniLink provides a streamlined and efficient connection to the source.
What sets the EK-OmniLink ecosystem apart is its compatibility with standard motherboard connectors, eliminating the need for special controllers. The connection ends in a 4-pin PWM for fan power and control, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems.
The Full Pressure Technology (FPT) fan frame is another noteworthy feature of the EK-Loop FPT fans. This design makes complete contact with the radiator, sealing it off entirely and preventing air from escaping the frame, resulting in optimal static air pressure.
To minimize vibration transfer to the rest of the PC, rubber corners are implemented on both sides of the fan. Additionally, users have the option to move the cable over to the other side for easier cable routing, further enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.
The EK-OmniLink solution allows for daisy-chaining multiple fans, significantly reducing cable clutter and simplifying cable management. The Omni-Link interconnect ecosystem will be expanded in the near future to offer additional benefits. By utilizing Micro-fit 8-pin connectors between products, the EK-OmniLink design resolves cable clutter issues while maintaining flexibility for removing individual fans from the chain.
The EK-Loop FPT fans feature a Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor, which significantly reduces noise, especially during low RPM operation. The FDB motor ensures low operational friction even after years of service, unlike traditional ball-bearing fans that tend to get noisier over time. The innovative herringbone grooves applied to the fan bearing recirculate and distribute oil naturally, ensuring stable and silent operation at high speeds.
Key features of the EK-Loop Fan FPT include high-static pressure and a low noise profile, making them ideal for radiator cooling in liquid cooling systems or as case fans for restrictive cases with dust filters. The high-quality motor and bearing assembly offer a long lifespan and wide RPM range for silent operation during low-power idle scenarios and high performance during high-load peaks. The Full Pressure Technology ensures optimal cooling capacity for liquid cooling radiators, regardless of whether the fan is in a pull or push configuration.
The EK-Loop FPT fans are available for purchase through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network, with prices starting at 16.90€ for the EK-Loop Fan FPT 120 – Black and 19.90€ for the EK-Loop Fan FPT 140 – Black. With their exceptional performance, reliability, and innovative features, these fans are a must-have for users seeking top-notch liquid cooling solutions.
About EK: EKWB, or EK Water Blocks, is a Slovenian company specializing in liquid cooling solutions for computers. They are well-regarded for their high-quality water cooling components, including CPU and GPU water blocks, radiators, pumps, and tubing. EKWB is a trusted brand among PC enthusiasts and overclockers, offering efficient and customizable cooling solutions to help maintain optimal operating temperatures for high-performance computers.
liquid cooling: Liquid cooling is a technology used to cool down computer components, such as processors, graphics cards, and other components that generate a lot of heat. It works by circulating a liquid coolant, such as water or a special coolant, through a series of pipes and radiators. The liquid absorbs the heat from the components and then dissipates it into the air. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the computer industry due to its ability to provide more efficient cooling than traditional air cooling methods. Liquid cooling can also be used to overclock components, allowing them to run at higher speeds than their rated speeds. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the gaming industry, as it allows gamers to get the most out of their hardware.
PWM: Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is a type of technology used in the computer industry that allows for control over pulse and frequency. It works by modulating an output signal’s pulse width or duty cycle to vary the on and off times of the signal. This technology can be used to control and regulate different DC motor, lighting, and other devices. In the computer industry, PWM is often used to control the speed of CPU and GPU fan speeds for improved cooling. It is also used to control backlighting levels on devices such as keyboards or monitors. PWM is versatile, cost-effective, and efficient; as such, it is an important technology in the computer industry.
Static Pressure: Static Pressure is a technology used in the computer industry to measure the amount of pressure that is applied to a given area. It is used to measure the pressure of air or liquid that is applied to a surface. This technology is used in the computer industry to measure the pressure of air that is used to cool the components of a computer. It is also used to measure the pressure of liquid that is used to cool the components of a computer. Static Pressure is used to ensure that the components of a computer are not damaged due to excessive pressure. This technology is also used to measure the pressure of air that is used to power the fans of a computer. This helps to ensure that the fans are running at the correct speed and are not causing any damage to the components of the computer.
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