There is a ton to like about the Enermax Liqtech 240. First off is the aesthetics: Not only is there a clean looking, all metal head unit that is simply black with white naming and a logo on it, but past that, the style continues with both the fans frame design being slightly irregular, and red pads and trim applied to the sides. Then, when you read the specs for the pair of fans that are blowing through the much more open design of these radiators, you almost need to wipe the drool in anticipation of the results.
This is where we find a problem though. We fully expected noise levels to climb when using fans of this nature, and even while it's annoying to deal with, we can't really say we didn't see that coming. The issue is more to do with something other than the fans though; it's the temperatures. We did everything possible like remounting the cooler with new applications of thermal paste, orienting the chassis various ways, and even spinning and elevating the radiator.
No matter what though, we were always getting results within a degree of that average we show in the charts. This is disappointing too, because the fans definitely feel like they were pushing massive amounts of air, and the pump was working or we would have gotten to the throttle point in testing. Maybe we just got a bad unit somehow, or it has some gunk slowing down the flow somewhere inside; but all we can say at this point, is that unless the style is something you cannot pass on, there are better options out there.
Even with a slightly lower release price than others in its class, we don't feel you should have to take the heat just to have some style and an easy to install kit. While they are all good points to have in an AIO, coming from a bang-for-your-buck perspective, it is better to buy the 120mm version from Enermax. With everything the Enermax Liqtech had going for it, we really wanted it to do well so we could gloat about what it can do. However, the tests and monitoring of the parts don't lie, and we just feel that if you are in the market for a 240mm AIO for the CPU, then you may want to keep looking.
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United States: The ENERMAX LIQTECH 240 retails for $105.24 at Amazon.
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