Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

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Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:10 am

Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

We at Legit Reviews are well versed in many Zalman products. Today Zalman has come back to Legit Reviews once again with the brand new ZM-F4 135mm Case Fan. Bolstering the standard quiet operations we've come to expect from Zalman, with an unusual diameter, we are eager to get this product into the testing room and really see how nice it is. Read on to find out if this fan can do what it says and to see if it's right for you.


We've visited similar offerings from Zalman's Computer Noise Prevention System (CNPS) products with the Zalman ZM-F3-FDB & ZM-SF3, along with the CNPS 9900 MAX. We at Legit Reviews have come to respect the Zalman products we have seen since they perform admirably and live up to their claims. Today was no different. Zalman's ZM-F4 Multipurpose Fan was probably one of the best fans I have ever run into. Its sound was as smooth as butter. It outperformed most offerings on the market. It also did so while still remaining quiet and affordable...

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Re: Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

Postby jnanster » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:14 am

Nice, thorough review on a great fan.
A sure buy for my next system.
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Re: Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

Postby JAMF » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:53 am

To be frank, though, I personally would have liked to have seen Zalman skip the odd size of this fan and move up to a traditional 140mm fan frame and 140mm fan mounting holes. I only say this because that's a segment of the market that's lacking in good quality products.

Noctua makes a very good quality 140mm fan. If the colour will be a reason not to buy it, other options are Thermalright TY-140, Scythe Kaze Maru or some NoiseBlockers. But more competition is always welcome. 8)

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Re: Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan Review

Postby Tator Tot » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Noiseblocker's can be $20-30 per fan.
Noctua's P14 fans use 120mm mounting with 140mm clips that add about 2mm of width to the fan. They also lack static pressure, while costing $20-25
The TY-140 is an amazing fan but only comes with 120mm mounting.

Most good 140mm fans either have a flaw in the physical design, or are not worth the money. Though there are many good OEM designs that companies could use.

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