Enermax ETS-T40 CPU White Cluster & Black Twister Cooler Review
Peter Donnell+ / 6 months ago
Enermax are a well established name in the cooling industry, they’ve got many popular products to their name and have won countless awards from us here at eTeknix as well as from many other sources around the world. Enermax have a lot of industry experience in cooling, as well as other sectors that have seen them produce award winning peripherals, chassis and power supplies over the years, so we’re already expecting to find the great performance and quality in the products we’ll be taking a look at today, Enermax have a reputation to uphold.
The ETS-T40 CPU cooler is a traditional tower cooler design that is targeted toward those on a mid-budget level, at around £40 here in the UK they’re obviously not pushing for enthusiast level performance or features, but it’s still a fair investment and we expect to see competitive performance for this price range. With more and more people overclocking and a never-ending focus on thermal and acoustic performance, as well as our computers get more and more powerful year on year, having the right cooling products can really make or break your build. Keeping things cool can mean more power from your system, and keeping things quiet has its own obvious benefits. Not only are those two factors important, but these days so too is aesthetics, and the overall design can be a big deciding factor for many system builders who are trying to build their system to a theme, so it will be interesting to see how the ETS-T40 tackles all of these things.
As you can see from the specifications below both the coolers we are looking at today (ETS-T40W and the ETS-T40-BK) are pretty similar in spec, the only difference being that the white model has a Cluster Advance fan and the black has the T.B.Apollish fan, and the obvious difference that one is white, the other is black. Since the core components are the same, I’ll be testing both coolers together to see if there are any major differences between the two.
Both come in a nicely designed box that features a great image of each product, as well as a quick run down of the major features such as their support for 200W+ TDP and all major Intel and AMD socket types.
In the box you’ll find all the major components needed to get the cooler installed. There are separate top mounting plates for Intel and AMD, a solid metal backplate, high quality screws, an easy to follow instruction manual and a set of extra fan clips.