Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

Zalman Intros ZM-F4 135 mm Fan with 120 mm Frame

Zalman rolled out the ZM-F4, a 135 mm case fan that features a 120 mm compatible frame that lets it fit into most 120 mm case fan mounts and CPU heatsinks. Capable of 900 to 1,300 RPM rotational speeds, the ZM-F4 has rated noise levels of 18 to 26 dBA. The advanced sleeve bearing is said to ensure a life-span of 50,000 hours. The fan uses standard 3-pin power input, a bundled resistor cable keeps the fan down to its minimum speed ensuring low noise output. Zalman also opted for rubber pins instead of metal screws to bundle with its fan. Pricing and availability is not known.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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15 Comments on Zalman Intros ZM-F4 135 mm Fan with 120 mm Frame

#1
mlee49
Yo Dawg, we heard you like more mm in your 120mm fan SO we put a 135mm fan in a 120mm frame!


If pricing and availability is now known, what is it? :p
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
mlee49 said:

If pricing and availability is now known, what is it? :p
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#3
DoomDoomDoom
Dang, if I only had room in my case for another 120mm fan... But I don't.
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#4
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Interesting, should be nice for those worried about noise.
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#5
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I think its a great idea to have a slightly bigger fan inside a 120mm frame. 120mm fans are very popular and squeezing that little bit more out while aiming to keep it silent is great imo.
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#6
HossHuge
But wouldn't those parts of the fan that go beyond the screw holes be blocked in a lot cases (And by cases I mean both the situation and the case itself...:laugh:)?

For example, on the Antec 300.

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#7
Yellow&Nerdy?
It's nice that it's quieter, interesting to see if it actually manages to move more air.
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#8
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
@ wolf.. only the holes are the same, the frame is much bigger.

@ Hoss.. you are correct, there will be more fan pushing into the steel roof, if used as in your image.
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#9
PopcornMachine
Could be revolutionary. Could be meh.

Will be interesting to see.
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#10
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
PopcornMachine said:
Could be revolutionary
as in the 140mm with 120mm holes from Noctua last year wasn't?
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#12
PopcornMachine
sneekypeet said:
as in the 140mm with 120mm holes from Noctua last year wasn't?
I should have said probably meh.
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
As long as the price is sub $14 I'm interested.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
they have been doing this for years

SILVERSTONE FN83 80mm Case Fan

there is a 92mm with 80mm holes got one from about 5 years ago sitting in a crap biege case back home.
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