The German company Blacknoise has been manufacturing case fans since 1998 and is known for its Black Silent fan and Ultra Silent fan series. However, with the introduction of the Noiseblocker eLoop fans in 2012, the company was able to inspire fans of silent PCs in particular. Because the NB-eLoop uses a bionically optimized design, they have managed to create some impressively low noise units. With the NB-eLoop X fan series, Noiseblocker now offers a special design fan for case modders, design lovers and RGB-LED fans alike.
The new X models come in either smart black or white, making them perfect for sprucing up the interior of your gaming PC while also improving overall airflow as well – without having to compromise on noise. The new, more neutral, the colour scheme means they coordinate perfectly with just about any system, allowing users full freedom to select the combination of cases and fans that they want. Even the integrated RGB lighting is reserved: a total of seven digitally addressable RGB-LEDs are embedded in the hub and this helps to illuminate the transparent fan blades as well as the frame.
The Features of the Noiseblocker NB-eLoop X Fan B14-P ARGB in White at a Glance
- Sleek white to go with any colour combination
- Modern fans with unique bionically optimized and transparent blades
- Digitally addressable RGB-LEDs with 3-Pin connector (5VDG) for high compatibility
- Low noise of max. 29.6 db(A)
- Impressive airflow of max. 186 m³/h (109.47 cfm)
- 0 to 1500 RPM, connected via 4-Pin PWM
- Long operating life of up to 120,000 hours
- Guarantee: 6 Years
Bionic Fans with Unique Blade Shape
The most striking feature of the bionic fans of Noiseblocker is the unique blade shape, which makes the noise of the airflow itself significantly quieter. At the same time, the fans help focus the airflow. This enables a more directional and efficient style of airflow, offering advantages depending on where they are being used and the components they are paired with (directional air transport, airflow management, water cooling etc.
Intensive Research with Governmental Funding
The eLoop fans are the result of research conducted by Dr. Rudolf Bannasch, who developed the basic principles of this style of the rotor. The technology graduated to production readiness in Noiseblocker’s own developmental laboratory. This elaborate process was made possible thanks to funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The aim of the project was to develop the “quietest fans in the world”.
Energy- and Noise Efficiency
The technology that has been developed helps reduces the noise produced as a result of the airflow, with the total flow rate increased over a comparable area at the same RPM. The other consequence is this is a commensurate increase in energy savings during operation. In addition to the bionic (i.e. naturally occurring, simulated) fan shape and optimized electronics, the high-tech fans also feature other clever innovations. These include a newly revised NanoSLI bearing (version 2) from Noiseblocker with an encapsulated design for maximum protection against dust.
The NB-eLoop X B14-P ARGB works in a range between 0 and 1500 RPM, thanks to PWM technology, generating a considerable static pressure of up to 2.310 mm H2O. However, it becomes absolutely impressive when looking at the airflow, i.e. the airflow rate. A remarkable 186 m³/h (109.47 cfm) at maximum is generated here despite the low-speed range. At 12 Volt voltage and full speed, the fan is still not louder than a maximum of 29.6 dB(A) – this is a remarkable achievement in the world of air cooling.
Cable management, Decoupling and Lighting
Furthermore, the NB-eLoop has cable management: Only a very short 4-pin cable is attached to the fan itself, the length of which can be varied using two supplied adapter cables. Thanks to the choice of polycarbonate material, in particular, Makrolon, the chassis is also vibration dampened and additional dampeners are still included as standard.
A total of seven digitally addressable RGB-LEDs are installed in the hub, discreetly illuminating the transparent fan blades. Thanks to the widespread 3-pin connector (5VDG), the fans can easily be connected directly to an appropriately equipped motherboard or controller. The lighting can be controlled via ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light or Gigabyte RGB Fusion.
- Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 29 mm
- Weight: 202 g
- Color: White
- Volume: max. 29.6 dB(A)
- speed: max. 0 – 1,500 rpm
- Airflow: max. 186 m³/h (109.47 cfm)
- Start voltage: 5 V
- Rated voltage: 12 V
- Power consumption: 2.88 W
- Input current: 0.24 A
- Connection (fan): 4-pin PWM
- Connection (RGB LEDs): 3-pin 5VDG
- Operating life: 120,000 hours