The Enermax ETD-T60-VD CPU Cooler
Since this is how it was presented in the box, I figured I would start here. The -VD version has a plastic surround for the T.B. Vegas Duo fan, and this version as you can tell, is completely loaded with surface mount LEDs all around the seven clear blades. The fan also has good coverage of the bulk of the fins surface area, so it should be able to cool efficiently.
The thick black plastic top sits above fifty-five fins and two tabs lock the plastic to the channel cut out of the fins near the top. The sides are also closed off to enclose more airflow and get that air to the motherboard to cool the surrounding area of the CPU as well.
This end of the ETD-T60-VD has an Enermax logo colored silver on the black fan cover and four of the 6mm heat pipes come from the base and return back into this side of the fins. The aluminum is polished enough to reflect my hands in the image and goes well with the Nickel plating on the copper heat pipes.
Both sides are the same as you can see. There is a total of four tabs to remove the top cover if you want to clean the cooler or swap out the fan. You may notice two groups of wires coming from the fan. One is a 4-pin PWM connector and the other goes to a fan LED switch, both of which I will show in the hardware section.
This end of the ETD-T60 has the last two of the six heat pipes. You can see they come from the base and are bent to fit tightly under the fins and make a quick u-turn and go through the fins. The pipes on this side will also add a bit of support to the offset centre of the base and mounting system, for the fins.
The fan cover allows the T.B. Vegas Duo fan to clip in without the need for screws. You may also notice that there are no rubber pads attached to the fan. Enermax has a solution, just not here, to keep vibration at bay.
With the fan and cover removed, you can see a lot of effort went into the top design of the fins. The rippled edges break up the air and offer a bit of space to the bulk of the fins to allow the fan to build its pressure to push through the cooler. On the four corners, in the shallow groove down both sides Enermax places strips of rubber to keep the fan off the fins.
Flipping the cooler over we can see the heat pipes are sandwiched in between two blocks. The top half in this image is leveled and used as the base to transfer the heat. The bottom half has a grove in it to accept the hardware.
Turning it around, you can see what I mean about how these two pipes actually keep the cooler level as they are supporting the fins that they run under and through.
This is just to show how off centre the base is on this cooler and why there are instructions on how the ETD-T60 should be oriented.
The Nickel plating on the base is done over a flat and level block, but doesn't offer exactly a mirror shine in its refection.
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