Zalman ZM-F1 PLUS 80mm fan- Replaces the Zalman ZM-F1 80mm fan- Replaced by the Zalman ZM-F1 Plus SF 80mm Shark Fin Blade Case Fan
Updated version of the ZM-F1 80mm case fan, now with silicone fan mounts included
Korean cooling company Zalman are world-famous in their field, and the Zalman ZM-F1 shows that they can produce good quality, simple and inexpensive cooling fans as well as monsters of CPU coolers! The F1 is Zalman's 80mm quiet case fan, and this "plus" version comes with anti-vibration mounting pins which significantly dampen low-frequency vibrations from the fan which would otherwise be transmitted into the PC case and be amplified.
The fan also comes with an RC56 in-line resistor which allows you to drop the running speed of the fan, significantly reducing its noise level whilst still providing a respectable amount of airflow.
Zalman ZM-F1 Plus installation using silicone pins (included)
|Fan size (edge to edge)||80 mm|
|Maximum airflow at full speed (12V), CFM||32.5|
|Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A)||32|
|Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10%||2800|
|Approximate airflow at reduced speed (7.5V), CFM||18|
|Noise level at reduced speed (7.5V), dB(A)||20|
|Fan speed at reduced speed (7.5V), RPM ±10%||1700|
|Mounting hardware included||Silicone pins|
|Fan depth||25 mm|
|Rated voltage||12 VDC|
Quiet, damped, inexpensive
The Zalman ZM-F1+ is the smallest and loudest of Zalman's case fan range. In my Shuttle XPC, it's audible over the PSU fan when spun at 2,300 rpm or higher, otherwise it's silent and there's absolutely no vibration from it whatsoever.
In terms of airflow and cooling, it's a significant improvement over the standard fan that it replaced.
It's quieter, shifts more air, comes with anti-vibration mounts and as I've said, is very well priced. A good upgrade for quietening down a noisy computer.