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Enermax ETS-T40fit CPU Coolers Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 8:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Enermax

Final Thoughts

 

So, whatever you desire, a more plain design with exposed metals with an option to a black 120mm fan or a gray framed 140mm fan, Enermax has your basic needs covered there in the ETS-40F-TB and -TF respectively. If you want something with a bit more flash and flair, the ETS-T40F-W and -BK coolers are more what you are looking for in this series. Since they both get the TCC treatment, one white, and one black, the choice is pretty easy to make based on your system. On top of all of this, with motherboards excluding Mini-ITX, you have full access to everything around the cooler with room left for the memory and video cards to populate the slots closest to it. And even with the cooler on the motherboard, accessing screws to mount it in the chassis is also easy.

 

 

While you look at the charts and feel like these coolers may not perform so hot, but the reality is that we have found many a cooler that cannot keep our 4770K under wraps. Even with a solid overclock applied, the ETS-T40F-W and ETS-T40F-BK are both able to keep our processor in its happy, safe temperature range, with no worries of throttling the CPU. Of course, we tend to gravitate towards the best of the best, or in this instance, the better bang for the buck, we are finding ourselves leaning to the ETS-T40F-W cooler for this.

 

It offers two fans rather than one; both fans are serious business when it comes to their specifications, and the LED fan effect is something we just really liked seeing. On the flip side of things, where we would usually have one or two comments about the cooler or the way it installs, this time however Enermax hits the nail on the head and could not have made it easier to install. We know it is rare that a company gets all their ducks in the same organized row, but this refresh of the ETS-T40 series of coolers is as on point as a company can get.

 

The other reason we are leaning to the ETS-T40fit cooler in white is that this is the best bang for the buck out of the two we tested. Sure, the black version will go with more builds, and blue LEDs are classic, and we do admit we liked the curved pattern displayed there too. But looking at it strictly based on the fact that we can get any of the four versions at just $44.99, why not go for the one that performs the best out of the bunch, and in our opinion delivers the best aesthetic appeal to a system.

 

The thing is, though, the choice is up to you as to what fan and cooler style fits your needs the most. Outside of just a few select other coolers that come in at a slightly better price point, you will be hard-pressed to find this level of style and performance in any other cooler in this price range. It is a perfect stock replacement cooler for beginners who still have style, and when it comes to eventually overclocking, these coolers still have a lot to give and will do just fine under either condition.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance83%
Quality including Design and Build93%
General Features92%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money94%
Overall TweakTown Rating90%

The Bottom Line: While the Enermax ETS-T40Fit coolers aren't topping the performance charts, they bring options, style, and flair to air cooling. At less than $50, these coolers fits the needs of the masses and is well worth the investment.

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