There needn’t be much said about EKWB that I have not already said before. This review is going to be on the second of 5 “Vardar” 120mm fans that were introduced very recently, and follows up the review of the Vardar F1-120. So thanks again to Derick and Niko from EK as well as Hank from Performance PCs for a sample of the Vardar F2-120.
Let’s begin as always by taking a look at the specs courtesy the product page:
So we see that the fan has a double ball bearing which I would have expected to last longer than the advertised MTBF of 50, 000 hours (do note that the specified operating temperature there is 40 ºC and most consumers will have a lower temperature than that). No mention of warranty here, although I do know EK has a standard 2 year warranty on most of their products as mentioned here. The power draw rating is quite low, and suggests one can easily daisy chain a lot of these off a single PWM fan header- even a standard 1 A (12 W) motherboard header. We shall see soon how this sample fares in reality. Let’s take a look at the fan in detail on the next page.