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

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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.

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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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Dang, if I only had room in my case for another 120mm fan... But I don't.
 

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Interesting, should be nice for those worried about noise.
 

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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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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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It's nice that it's quieter, interesting to see if it actually manages to move more air.
 

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@ 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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Could be revolutionary. Could be meh.

Will be interesting to see.
 

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As long as the price is sub $14 I'm interested.
 

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#16
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.