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Item#: N82E16835118067

ZALMAN SF3 120mm Shark's Fin Blade ELQ (EverLasting Quiet) Bearing Case Fan

  • 120mm
  • 900 - 1,500rpm ± 10%
  • ELQ (EverLasting Quiet)
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The ZALMAN SF3 case fan features Shark’s fin blade design to offer optimal airflow. The ELQ (EverLasting Quiet) Bearing uses nano-composite material that results in a lifespan of over 150,000 hours with minimum noise. The fan's frame uses blocks of silicone at its corners that dampen vibration, and silicone pins are provided that further reduce vibration with the case, resulting in a rated noise level of under 25 dBA. The ultra-quiet ZALMAN SF3 is a perfect accessory for your high performance gaming rig.

  • newegg Shark’s Fin Blade Design Optimized for maximum airflow, Shark’s Fin blade greatly reduces the turbulence caused by fan rotation, thus decreasing the noise and vibration while increasing the airflow.
  • newegg ELQ (EverLasting Quiet) Bearing Technology High-tech ELQ Bearing is made of nano-composite materials which minimize friction between the fan’s shaft and bearing, thus resulting in maximum fan life cycle with minimum noise.
  • newegg Anti-Vibration Silicone Pads & Pins Silicone pads and pins prevent minute noise and vibration caused by friction with the case.
  • newegg 150,000 Hours Guaranteed Product Lifespan Aerodynamically optimized Shark’s Fin blade and high-tech ELQ Bearing made of nano-composite materials guarantee stability and product lifespan of 150,000 hours.

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd SF3

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
SF3

Spec

Type
Case Fan
Compatibility
Case
Fan Size
120mm
Bearing Type
ELQ (EverLasting Quiet)
RPM
900 - 1,500rpm ± 10%
Noise Level
18 - 23dBA ± 10%
Color
White

Physical Spec

Dimensions
120(L) x 120(W) x 26.4(H) mm

Features

Features
Shark's Fin Blade Design

ELQ (EverLasting Quiet) Bearing Technology

Anti-Vibration Silicone Pads & Pins

150,000 Hours Guaranteed Product Lifespan

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Steve K.
  • 1/23/2014 10:53:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while they last

Pros: - Very quiet, not audible over ambient room noise*
- Move a lot of air
- Matched the aesthetics of my case (obviously this one is subjective)

Cons: - One of the only fans I've ever bought to completely die on me in a little over a year. Also, despite being "guaranteed" for what works out to 17+ years of constant use, the warranty period is over after only 1 year. So the guarantee is worthless because after 12 months, you're out of luck regardless of their guarantee.

- In the weeks before actually dying, the fan was no longer quiet and made quite a racket. Had I still had my original fans on hand, I would have installed them just to avoid the increased noise.

Other Thoughts: - For case fans, they're a bit pricey.

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  • William S.
  • 11/4/2013 10:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSilent cooling

Pros: Great fans for a silent cooling solution. Fit my color scheme perfectly.

Cons: Only con is I know they come with the rubber grommets to make them quieter, however I'm still a fan of the old screw types and wish they were included as well.

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  • Craig V.
  • 10/20/2013 7:38:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot quiet

Pros: Moves air well; does the job

Cons: Not quiet; there's a constant and annoying high-pitched whine. Not what I expected for a $20 fan. I'll be buying replacements.

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  • Richard P.
  • 7/18/2013 5:40:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted...

Pros: Quiet and did what it was supposed to.

Cons: First Case Fan EVER to burn out.

Other Thoughts: I really thought it would last longer. Even put a Big-Z on my CPU.

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  • Roberto R.
  • 4/17/2013 1:21:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Fans

Pros: Quite, work with motherboards that control fan speed. Don't have dumb LED lights.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased these fans over a year ago. They were decent price and I wanted to replace my stock case fans that glowed of an annoying bright blue. These fans were easy to put in and they are quit. Work with my mother board to keep my computer quit and cool unless I'm Gaming. Even while gaming and the RPM's rev up. They still don't get too loud for me.

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  • Jason C.
  • 2/18/2013 7:34:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't last long

Pros: They look cool, are white, and are compatible with the power supply already in your computer. Newegg, as always, was a pleasure to deal with and shipped quickly!

Cons: I bought three of these to replace some of the fans that came in my case. After 1 year, 2 of the 3 are dead.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

We sincerely apologize for the issue. Please contact our customer service e-mail support.usa@zalmanusa.com or via toll free number 1-888-925-6266 for further assistance.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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  • Ryan G.
  • 2/2/2013 12:21:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's good looking, it's quiet, it was quieter than the stock fan it replaced. it did it's job without issues, right up until it died.

Cons: The "EverLasting" bearings that were rated for about 17 years lasted less than one.

Other Thoughts: It wore out after less than a year, is there more that needs to be said?

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  • Kyle W.
  • 12/5/2012 1:11:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Quiet, sleek looking, tons of airflow.

Cons: Expensive, only comes with silencing mounts, no screws. Did not work for my build I had to get screws.

Other Thoughts: If you want great quality fans and don't mind paying the price, get these.

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  • WGRC
  • 9/4/2012 6:28:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Fan, Moved lots of air at first and was very quiet.

Cons: Died after 14 months of use. For the price i expected a bit more time out of it.

Other Thoughts: The PC it was installed in was on 24/7 so I'm not really surprised that it died but i was hoping for a bit more time out of it. My Zalman CPU fan/heatsink has out lasted 2 of these fans so far. I really was expecting more out of these for the price.

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  • daniel p.
  • 7/19/2012 9:55:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBetter quiet fans elsewhere

Pros: Seems sturdy and may last awhile.

Cons: The price doesn't justify the cost. Not really quiet nor does it push a lot of air. Subjectively speaking, I have a cheaper case fan from some no name maker that's about the same in noise but much better in terms of performance. Even with voltage adjustments there's an audible humming sound coming from the case.

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