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Enermax ETS-T50 AXE CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Enermax

Enermax ETS-T50 AXE CPU Cooler

 

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Behind the solid black frame and shiny transparent blades of the Vegas fan, is the black tower cooler. The fan covers the majority of the fin stack and is easy to remove and replace it for mounting.

 

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The side view of the ETS-T50 AXE is black on black on black. The fan is at the left of the 54 fins with enclosed side, and the air guide is clipped onto the right side. Everything, the pipes, the fins, the mount, the fan, and the guide all keep that "murdered out" theme going strong.

 

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Currently, the air guide on the back of the ETS-T50 AXE is blowing in an upward direction. The center section can spin 360-degrees and offers a vacuum effect to the cooler, as well as delivering the airflow with an intended direction to point at the motherboard, end of the video card, or to dump air to the top of the chassis.

 

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Both the fan and the air guide use plastic frames which allow them to lock onto the fins with e pair of tabs, making life with this cooler very easy for maintenance. Looking lower, we can see that there are five heat pipes, but note the angle to the back they use, which allows access to all of the memory on mainstream motherboards.

 

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At the top of the cooler, we see the Enermax name painted on the air guide, while the fan shows nothing but the black frame. The fins are where all of the magic happens. They have a special coating on all of them, they all have the V down the middle to push air outwards, and with closed sides, and it traps the air. There is an offset layout of the five pipes, and each is followed with little tabs which force air around it and into the next pipe in line.

 

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The back is slightly different with deep valleys at the other end of the V shape. The leading edge of the ETS-T50 AXE is highest on the edges, sloped down to wide flat sections. The middle of the cooler has two deep sections behind the mass of airflow, and the center of it is raised to match the sides.

 

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At the bottom of the fins, we find the coated copper pipes to be pressed into the fins. It is also a bit easier from here to see how the air is forced to zig-zag through the tower, getting the most of what the Vegas fan delivers.

 

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The top of the base is made of aluminum and is anodized rather than having the coating applied. Not only is this how you mount the cooler onto the hardware, but Enermax builds in a pre-cooler to the base as well.

 

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Most HDT cooler bases are not done this well. The base is assembled with layers of copper separated by thin layers of aluminum. Once the base is completed, it is then machined flat across the entire surface. Not only that; but the gaps between the two metals are the tightest we have ever seen.

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