EKWB Offers Addressable RGB, Damper Color Options With New EK-Vardar X3M Fans

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EKWB is known for its water cooling products, and part of that gear is the fans needed to dissipate the heat generated in the radiators. Today it introduced the EK-Vardar X3M units, which are built for high static pressure. 

They come in four variants, including black and white damper options, as well as D-RGB or RGB-free versions. Beyond that, all models are identical and are (for now, at least) only coming out as an X3M 120ER model with a 120mm size.

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They spin at speeds between 500 and 2,200 RPM, meaning they can run quietly during lighter workloads or speed up significantly for when your system needs a lot of cooling power. You might never need them to run at 2,200 RPM, but that just means you have headroom in your cooling system, and that's never a bad thing. Noise levels are quoted to be up to 34.2dBA, with static pressure at 2.75mm of water and a maximum airflow of 114 cubic meters per hour or 67 CFM.

The RGB-enabled models have nine RGB LEDs in the motor hub that are individually addressable through an A-RGB header on your motherboard. The fans are compatible with the RGB ecosystems of all major motherboard manufacturers. 

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If you're not into the standard included dampers at the corners, you can swap them out with different colored ones available from EKWB.

The RGB enabled EK-Vardar X3M 120ER fans with white blades cost $27.99, and the black-blade, non-RGB versions cost $23.99. They are available immediately from EKWB.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Chargino
    EKWB's fans are very poorly engineered. Stay away! I have a dead 120mm fan they shipped me and six 140mm fans that are designed so badly they whack the radiator making a constant tick noise. If you want to pay a 25% tariff to import their junk good luck - you've been warned.