The VF3000F comes in a small glossy full-color box measuring 11.5" x8" x 3.25". This packaging is exactly like the one used in the Zalman VF300N GTX200 series heat sink VGA cooler, with the exception of using lime green accents instead of dark green. Since the three Nvidia GF100 cards vary in length and PCB layout, Zalman is releasing two versions of the VF3000F, one for the GTX 480, which measures at 10.5", and one for the GTX 470 and GTX 465, which share the same PCB layout and both measure 9.5". The VF3000F's video card compatibility is printed In front of the box at the bottom left hand corner, whether it is for GTX 480 version or the GTX 470/465 version. The two-piece plastic packaging is visible via a front cutout of the box, displaying the heat sink cover and the twin fans. Inside the clamshell package with the heat sink is a small packet of silica gel to absorb any moisture that might damage the pure copper heat sink base.
Similar to the Zalman VF3000N, the VF3000F is actively cooled by a pair of 92mm fans blowing down toward the heatsink. Five heatpipes extend lengthwise from the copper base through the aluminum fins, two of which extend to the rear of the card and three extend to the front. The surface of the pure copper base is completely smooth and reflective.
Unlike the VF3000N however, the metal shroud covering the VF3000F's heatsink is painted green. This shroud is secured to the aluminum fins by a pair of phillips-head screws on each end. Towards the front of the heatsink is a 3-pin fan connector that connects to the bundled Zalman Fan Mate 2 fan controller.