Enermax has been providing the consumer with high quality PC components for quite some time. I have always loved the quality and performance of most of the Enermax products I have used in the past. Today we will be looking in depth at one product in particular, the Enermax ETD-T60-TB Low rise CPU cooler. Let’s take a closer look at packaging and the product itself.
The Enermax ETD-T60-TB is packaged in a compact and well organized box with insurance that the fins on the cooler will not get damaged during transportation. We have had problems in the past with this and we were glad to see the cooler was not harmed when shipped.
Everything is included in the box that you will need to start using your cooler right away including both AMD and Intel mounting hardware, a ratchet to help tighten down the mounting screws, and a small tube of thermal paste and instruction manual. The ETD-T60-TB supports AMD’s AM3+/AM3/AM2/AM2+/FM1. It also supports Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366. The ETD-T60-TB is also ASUS ROG X-socket compatible.
We liked the look of the ETD-T60-TB very much. For a low profile cooler it looks very sleek and eye appealing. The look of the included 120mm fan also helps the overall athletics of the cooler. The ETD-T60-TB uses a total of six nickel plated heatpipes (Reduces Oxidization to allow for long term use) to help transfer the heat to the base of the fins(a total of 55) which the fan then cools off. The base of the ETD-T60-TB has a mirror smooth finish which helps with the transferring of heat when in contact with the CPU.
The ETD-T60-TB uses a patented VGF (Vortex Generator Flow) technology to help increase heat transfer. Each of the heatpipes associated with the cooler are soldered directly to the fins and base to ensure a high efficiency in the transferring of heat between the base and the fins. The ETD-T60-TB also features a down flow design; this allows surrounding components like MOSFETS and Capacitors to receive slight cooling as well. To ensure maximum performance the ETD-T60-TB is equipped with Anti-Vibration rubber pads to prevent fan vibration and noise.
When it comes to installation it is essential that one does not have to entirely remove their motherboard completely out of there case when trying to mount a cooler. In this case we didn’t have that problem; we were able to install the ETD-T60-TB while still being able to leave the motherboard comfortable inside the case. We thought the installation of the cooler was extremely easy and would be easy enough for anyone to install. This is one of they key features that makes this cooler so great.
|Taken from the Enermax site|
We tested every cooler on 100% fan speed to generate consistent results. Load tests were completed using Prime95. We use prime95 to see if the CPU cooler is capable of keeping the CPU at a safe temperature even under the most extreme circumstances. Ambient temperatures were 23 C during testing.
Processor: Phenom II x4 965
CPU Cooling: Enermax ETD-T60-TB
Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 (FX)
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1600)
Video Cards: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Power Supply: OCZ ModXstream-Pro 600w
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
The Enermax ETD-T60-TB performed very well against other low profile coolers in its class. Considering the ETD-T60-TB only operates using a single fan configuration when compared to Noctua’s NH-L12 and NH-C14 which uses dual fan configurations. With support for 200W TDP CPU’s, we believe you should have no problem cooling down your system with this cooler whether your system is overclocked or just running stock clock speeds.
When looking for the right CPU cooler you have to look for certain features, like long lasting performance, good cooling capabilities and easy installation. The ETD-T60-TB definitely delivers all of these features and many more making this cooling a perfect choice for any consumer from beginner to even PC enthusiasts. You can see that a lot of time and dedication was put into the design of the ETD-T60-TB and Enermax has really brought an excellent product to us.
Very Quiet operation
Ease of installation
Some clearance issues