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Enermax ETS-N30R-HE and ETS-N30R-TAA CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 23, 2016 4:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Enermax

Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications

 

 

I would like to thank ASUS, InWin, Patriot, and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with.

 

To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.

 

 

Thermal Results

 

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As our processor was loaded with the stock clocks applied, we found the results not to be all that great as you look at them near the bottom of the chart. However, considering some of the coolers these fall just behind, the ETS-N30R-HE at 54 degrees, and the ETS-N30R-TAA at 56.25 degrees, they are acceptable results.

 

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While many coolers outperformed this pair when we overclocked the system, for a 150W TDP cooler, these ETS N30 II coolers do well. The HE came in at 78.75 degrees, and the TAA was slightly warmer at 79.5 degrees. They may be compact, but can play with much larger coolers, and still kept us from thermal throttling.

 

 

Noise Level Results

 

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The results here are decent as well. With 7.5V supplied to the fans, the lesser producing of the two is more silent, but just slightly. The UTCTAA9P fan came in at 29 dB, and the UCHE9P fan registered at 30dB. At this point, both are barely audible and left us with no complaints.

 

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The gap between them widens at 12V, but both versions were still under the level where the drone of the cooler is just too much. The slower TAA LED fan delivered 47dB of noise here, and the plain HE fan with better specifications, it comes in at 51dB.

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