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Under Pressure: Parvum F1.0 VS NoiseBlocker eLoop B12.2 Static Pressure Fan Comparison

The Fans: Parvum F1.0 »

Parvum VS NoiseblockerIt hasn’t been since the last few years that the case fan has evolved from the same standard design to companies now introducing fans that serve a specific component purpose. With watercooling setups becoming more and more common among mainstream systems, it was only a matter of time before the standard case fan became obsolete and the enthusiast market demanded a better fan to more efficiently cool their more elaborate radiators. This evolution was known as “static pressure.” But, some of you may be asking, “What is static pressure?” Well static pressure is described as, “the fan’s ability to combat resisting or obstructing forces and structures.” How does it do this? Unlike airflow style fans which use smaller, narrower fan blades to move air, the static pressure style fans have much larger fan blades and very little spacing in between the blades. Where would I use these? Static pressure fans are ideal in situations where your fans will be directly obstructed by another component, for example in HDD cages, dense radiators and CPU coolers with low fin spacing.

[sc:sponsor sponsor=”Performance Pcs” product_link=”http://www.performance-pcs.com/parvum-systems-f1-0-performance-pressure-optimised-fan-black.html” product_name=”Parvum F1.0 ” product_price_link=”http://www.performance-pcs.com/parvum-systems-f1-0-performance-pressure-optimised-fan-black.html” product_price=”$19.95 USD MSRP” ] [sc:sponsor sponsor=”NoiseBlocker” product_name=”NoiseBlocker eLoop b12-2″ product_price_link=”http://www.performance-pcs.com/noiseblocker-nb-eloop-b12-2-120mm-x-25mm-ultra-silent-bionic-blade-fan-1300-rpm-16-7-dba.html” product_price=”$22.95 USD MSRP” ]

For today’s review we would like to give a big thank you to, Hank Baron of Performance-pcs.com for providing us with not only the four Parvum F1.0 fans but also the Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX240mm radiator. We will be comparing the Parvum F1.0 and the Noiseblocker e-Loop B12-2 fans, both being tested in a push configuration. Both fans will be tested in the same machine, with the only difference being the fans and the benchmark being used for this comparison will be 3Dmark Firestorm, under the ultra setting.

Parvum VS Noiseblocker



Parvum F1.0:

Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: about 166 g
Material: plastic, rubber
Color: Black, White
Volume: max. 18.2 dB (A)
Speed: 500 – 1,500 r / min
Air flow: max. 106 m³ / h
Voltage: 12 V
Connector: 4-pin PWM (with Y-switch)
Accessories: – 1x Cable 4-pin to 3-pin (no PWM)- 1x Adapter 4-pin PWM-to-7-volt Molex- Adapter 1x 4-pin PWM-to-5-volt Molex- 4x Gummipins for decoupled housing mounting

NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2

Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 1300 RPM ±10%
Noise: 16.7 dB (A)
Max. Airflow: 51.1 CFM
Static Pressure: 1.042 mmH2O
Bearing: NB-2 magnetic levitation bearing NanoSLI®
Voltage Range: 3.4 – 12.0 V DC
Starting Voltage: 3.4 V DC
Input Current: 0.07A
Input Power: 0.85W
MTBF at 25°C: 160,000 hrs.
Operating Temp.: -10°C to +60°C
Chassis Material: PBT 30%GF
Impeller Material: Bayer Makrolon (PC)86.9 m^3/h
Vibration Dampening Material: Silicone Mix
Weight: 123g
Warranty: 6 Years

**Specifications of the fans were taken from, Performance-pcs.com


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  1. Are you sure this is an actual review? The testing done was really, really bad. The Parvum fans at full speed are much faster than the B12-2, so of course it will result in the loop being cooler while being noisier. If you are looking from a price point of view only then why not get OEM Delta fans at $9 or so each that can go to much higher speeds while being cheaper?

    Oh and don’t even get me started on how you determined it cools better!

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