Well, today I got to take a look at the best of the best from Zalman’s line-up of 120mm fans and I can say wholeheartedly that when it comes to performance, they have everything nailed down. Not only were these fans holding up to their specs well, they actually surpassed their specs in sound pressure results.
At the end of the day, Zalman has two very nice products, and the pricing on these units seems to be perfect for a silent enthusiast grade product. On Google Shopping we find the ZM-SF3 listed at $18.99 from a reputable seller and the ZM-F3-FDB listed at $14.99 from the same vendor. Both products are being sold below their MSRP Values, though, which makes the value of them rise. I would still like to see another dollar or two knocked off to bring them down to the price level of the competition.
Legit Bottom Line: Zalman has come to market after almost 5 years with a new product for their case fan lineup and have definitely outdone themselves with a solid product.