Enermax Liqtech 120mm & 240mm AIO Water Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 7 years ago
On the test bench we see something really incredible happening, incredibly low temperatures! So low I had to do a refit and re-test just to make sure they were correct, they are! Idle temperatures are about where we expected, but load was 10-15c lower than the nearest rival, the GamerStorm Lucifer and another 1c further below the next water cooling unit, the Zalman Reserator. Interestingly we see that the 120mm Liqtech out performed the 240mm Liqtech in this test.
The 120mm was little more than a whisper, but the 240mm did have an slightly audible fan noise to it. This likely has to do with two fans cooling a smaller area on the 120mm, but side by side fans on the 240mm having to spin a little harder to provide good cooling. The temperature results we saw are so great that you could easily reduce the max RPM of the fans, but given that they’re far from loud, I see little or no reason why you would need to at this level.
On to overclocking and what do you know, both the Liqtech coolers have taken the top spot on our charts again, beating out their nearest rival the Corsair H75 by 4-7c under load. Idle temperatures are superb too and this is nothing short of incredible performance. Interesting again is that the 120mm beat the 240mm in our stock test, but when overclocked we see the 240mm take the lead, that larger radiator really pays off when you’re overclocking.
This is just a cherry on top of already impressive performance, both the 120 and 240mm coolers didn’t break the 43dBA barrier, just 4-5dBA above ambient in my office. This makes them both quieter than all the other water coolers on our charts, such as the H75, H20 650 and the Zalman Reserator.