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Item#: N82E16835118008

ZALMAN ZM - F3 120mm Case Cooling Fan

  • 120mm
  • 900±15%-1800±10% RPM
  • Sleeve
  • 20±15%-34±10% dBA
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Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd ZM - F3

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
ZM - F3

Spec

Type
Case Fan
Compatibility
Case
Fan Size
120mm
Bearing Type
Sleeve
RPM
900±15%-1800±10% RPM
Noise Level
20±15%-34±10% dBA
Color
Black

Physical Spec

Dimensions
120 x 120 x 25mm

Features

Features
1. Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode.
2. It is a case fan product.
3. Provides pleasant environment by restraining vibrations with the use of vibration-preventing silicon pins.

Package Contents

Package Contents
ZF1225ASH
Noiseless Connector (RC56)
Silicon pins for installing ZM-F3 (SP1)

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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  • Matthew P.
  • 2/25/2014 1:09:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscool,, pun intended

Pros: nice and quiet with the resistor cable, needed it for mounting on the side door of my case, rubber screws definitely cool.

Cons: none

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  • Ryan A.
  • 2/13/2014 2:16:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 11 months

Pros: Quiet

Cons: Quickest failure I've ever had on a "high-end" case fan

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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2014 11:50:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI want to believe

Pros: I have bought about a dozen of these and have had them running for about a year now in various builds.

Cheap, reliable, and quiet.... except for one out of the 12.

Cons: One of the 12 fans seized up and nearly caught on fire, filling the entire room with acrid smoke. Thankfully I was in the room at the time and was able to shut down the machine (yanked power cord) before the fan actually melted. Bearing and circuit board on fan was cooked with no warning signs of failure.

Made a loud noise for about 10 seconds then started smoking.

Other Thoughts: I've used Zalman fans for years and this was the first that failed me in such a spectacular manner. I do intend to buy more of these, but will make sure to keep batteries in my Smoke Detector fresh.

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  • WILLIAM H.
  • 3/27/2013 8:04:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a fan

Pros: Its a fan. It makes air move in one direction. It did not explode when powered up.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My last computer case fan, 120mm in size, capable of moving a 64cfm of air at 22db was produced by a brand-x company. The brand-x product had an inherent design flaw causing it to explode during normal operation. This happened to me and I will no longer purchase brand-x products.

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  • Evan A.
  • 3/5/2013 7:33:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Quality Fan

Pros: Works well, like the provided resister to adjust speed. Also pretty inexpensive.

Cons: nil

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  • Michael L.
  • 2/13/2013 10:45:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsDo not mount horizontally

Pros: As long as you only use these fans in a vertical orientation, these appear to work well. They're one of the few fans on the market at this price point with a motor that doesn't make an electrical clattering noise when running. In addition, the fan itself is very quiet below 1,000 RPM. Other fans produce a noticeable buzzing noise all the way down to 700 RPM, but this one doesn't.

These have fairly long cables, so no worries if your motherboard has poorly thought out fan header placement.

Cons: These fans have cheap bearings that make an obnoxious hissing/scraping noise when placed in a horizontal orientation, such as the top of a case. It happens at all speeds, but becomes very apparent below 1,000 RPM.

No other fan I've used does this, no matter what bearing type. I found this to be unacceptable, so back to the seller it goes.

Other Thoughts: I have to wonder if this is a common issue with Zalman fans. I used to have a Zalman ZF700 graphics card cooler with a fan that made the same kind of noise (and a replacement part did the same thing). It's a shame to see little has changed in their fans in 7-8 years.

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  • Joey G.
  • 9/30/2012 7:05:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLoud!!

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Obnoxiously loud and very thick construction. Sounds like a lawnmower running in my machine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2012 2:35:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsusing as a pusher

Pros: Have this mounted on the inside of an H60 Corsair water cooler and it dropped the temps an extra 20f! Pushes a good amount of air and it's quiet!

Cons: none!

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  • Michael G.
  • 7/24/2012 11:52:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZalman PWM Case Fan

Pros: PWM functionality. Supplied resistor cable for those whom want only 900 RPM instead of 1700. Works with Speedfan on an Intel DX48BT2.

Cons: None now, and I don't expect any.

Other Thoughts: I decided to go with Zalman for a new case fan because of the high quality CNPS9500 heatpipe/HSF I purchased back in 2009. I'll be going to Zalman when I upgrade from my Q8400.

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  • Chris S.
  • 4/16/2012 9:23:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet is the wind

Pros: Not much to say really. Fan works great. Moves a good mass of air super quietly. I really can't stress enough just how nice these fans are. Construction quality appears solid too.

Cons: None noted.

Other Thoughts: I've replaced all my 120mm fans with these now. Couldn't be happier.

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