If you have been around in the PC game, the name Enermax is one that we all know and have likely used one of their power supplies by now. Enermax is widely known for its "Pro", "Modu" and "Revolution" series' of power supplies; but wait a minute, I don't do power supply reviews! Up to this point of my career with TweakTown, I have yet to see anything from Enermax that pertains to my segments of the market. Not too long ago Enermax expanded from cases, power supplies and other peripherals to catering to coolers as well. Taking it a step further, it seems they had released the ETS-T40 CPU cooler and I completely missed its arrival.
Today is a different day and Enermax got in touch with us and asked if we would like to have a look at their newest arrival to the market. While the previously mentioned ETS-T40 is a tower style cooler, the new arrival is oriented parallel with the motherboard to allow the fan to blow at the motherboard, mosfets, and in the case of AMD, the chipset. Since boards are getting even more compact in the power delivery area, the old methods of adding additional fans to chipset coolers isn't likely. This leaves the door open for coolers such as this. Typically the coolers that blow down at the motherboard tend to run a touch warmer with the CPU temperatures, but at the same time they do offer much better cooling to the surrounding components. I am not going to rush to judgment and say that this Enermax solution is going to perform worse than any other cooler out there, I will let the testing sort that out for us.
Today we are going to be looking at the ETD-T60-VD from Enermax. This is one of a two cooler release. There is an exact cooler marketed as the ETD-T60-TB. The difference between the two coolers is the method of fan mounting to the cooler, and with the ETD-T60-VD we are looking at, it has LED functions in the fan not available in the TB version. So with the knowledge of getting to play with a new lighting system on a cooler and the sheer size of this Enermax, I have good thoughts running through my mind as I embark on both new testing methods and a slightly different layout of this ETD-T60-VD review. If you like what you are reading, please mention it in the comments below. If you liked our older TEC method of testing, please comment as well. With this review I plan to not only give a more realistic look at its performance, but also deliver you every bit of knowledge I can to make your buying decisions that much easier.