Zalman ZM-F4 135mm Multipurpose Fan ReviewSat, Apr 02, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Conclusion & Final Thoughts on the Zalman ZM-F4
We’ve visited similar offerings from Zalman’s Computer Noise Prevention System (CNPS) products with the Zalman ZM-F3-FDB & ZM-SF3, along with the CNPS 9900 MAX. We at Legit Reviews have come to respect the Zalman products we have seen since they perform admirably and live up to their claims. Today was no different.
Zalman’s ZM-F4 Multipurpose Fan was probably one of the best fans I have ever run into. Its sound was as smooth as butter. It outperformed most offerings on the market. It also did so while still remaining quiet and affordable. Right now the ZM-F4 is not for sale but we are told the Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $12.99 which is a solid value as it’s priced right along other high end 120mm and 140mm fans. The ZM-F4 also comes with a 1 year warranty like most fans and coolers on the market.
Right now, though, I have a moment where I’m a bit at a loss. I can’t see a market to really aim this product at. Most cases should not have a problem mounting this fan, as the Rosewill Thor XL-ATX Gaming Case & Antec Six Hundred (600) v2 both had no issue mounting this fan to the back or the top of the cases. To be frank, though, I personally would have liked to have seen Zalman skip the odd size of this fan and move up to a traditional 140mm fan frame and 140mm fan mounting holes. I only say this because that’s a segment of the market that’s lacking in good quality products.
Legit Bottom Line: If you want a new case fan that has a great balance between Airflow and Noise, then Zalman may have a product for you as long as your case can fit it.