Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Patriot Torch 120GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: IN WIN D-Frame - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: SilverStone ST85F-G - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
- Software: RealTemp 3.70, AIDA64 Engineer 5.20.3400 and CPU-z 1.72.1 x64
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
PRICING: You can find the Enermax ETS-N30R CPU Cooler for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Enermax ETS-N30R CPU Cooler retails for $28 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Enermax ETS-N30R CPU Cooler retails for £28 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Enermax ETS-N30 II CPU Coolers]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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