Zalman ZM-F3-FDB & ZM-SF3 120mm Cooling Fan Review
13 December 2010
Excerpt: To be honest with the community, it’s been a few years since Zalman has really “wooed” me with their cooling products. Although, Zalman and I do go far back to when I originally started building PCs.
Conclusion: While Zalman has 3 different models from the ZM-F FDB series family, the ZM-F1 80mm , ZM-F2 92mm, and ZM-F3 120mm, Zalman decided to sell only the 80mm ZM-F1 and 120mm ZM-F3 models in the US. As for the Shark’s Fin Design ELQ fans, Zalman is currently only selling the 120mm model, the ZM-SF3.
Summary: Replacing case fans with a "higher performance" fan might not be the first thing people do when building a computer, but if you want a system that is nice and quiet chances are you'll be eventually looking to replace those cheap fans with something better.