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Case Fan: Zalman ZM-F1 vs Noctua NF-R8-1800s

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Hey everyone, I'm planning on getting a case fan for my system, choosing between the Zalman ZM-F1 or the Noctua NF-R8-1800 for my Thermaltake Core V1.

I'm looking for good cooling performance and I'm on a low budget. Hoping for the best bang for the buck.

The Noctua fan cost around twice as the Zalman where I live and I wonder if it's worth splurging on two NF-R8-1800s ? Thank you in advance for your input!
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Between those two, I would grab the Zalman ZM-F1. Noctua's 80mm fan isn't particularly impressive, and doesn't really justify the cost premium.

If you can get your hands on it, the best general-purpose 80mm fan I recommend is the Scythe Kama-Flex SA0825FDB12L.
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

Between those two, I would grab the Zalman ZM-F1. Noctua's 80mm fan isn't particularly impressive, and doesn't really justify the cost premium.

If you can get your hands on it, the best general-purpose 80mm fan I recommend is the Scythe Kama-Flex SA0825FDB12L.

Thank you! I tried looking for the Kama-Flex but no dice. Zalman it is then!
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