What goes through our mind when we are using a PC? Is it, "I hope I can beat this boss" or maybe "Just a few more keyframes and I can render this out" or even "Maybe this section needs a bit more bass to pull this song together." Whatever we use our computers for, the last thing we want to think is "Man, I hope this doesn't overheat and crash again..." Computers do a lot of things, from gaming to office, and from the arts to the sciences, but the one thing they all do, across the board, is create heat.
Strides have been made in all avenues to curb this issue, whether it's something passive, like heatsinks, to something active, like water or fan cooling. Water cooling is great, but not everyone wants to tackle the complexity of such a system and many of us stick to air cooling for its ease of use. As we all know, moving parts generate noise, and I don't think it's a fair trade off to go from worrying about heat to listening to a constant whine of a fan spinning. If it's not one thing, it always seems to be another, so where does it all end?
The Zalman ZM-SF3 is a 120mm case fan built from the ground up to cool quietly. The Zalman ZM-SF3 has a unique shark fin design to reduce the turbulence in the air flow for a smoother stream and quieter performance. A high-tech system called ELQ, EverLasting Quiet, is a system that allows the shaft of the fan to spin on a bearing, for a rated 150,000 hours of operation. Rubber padding and silicone pins handle any other possible source of noise that case fans generate in their normal operation. With such a focus on silent operation, it's hard to imagine a better creature to embody than a great white shark as it silently slips through the ocean to feed.