Enermax ETS-T40Fit CPU Cooler Review: A Twist on a Classic

Enermax ETS-T40fit-BKA direct-touch heatpipe design is the go-to solution for most affordable mainstream coolers with good reason; they are very cost-effective for both consumers and manufacturers. Applied to the classic U-shaped tower design, it has proven to be a winning combination. With the glut of competition in this market space however, the offerings are becoming predictable and generic but Enermax aims to alleviate that monotony with a modern twist. The original ETS-T40 CPU cooler line from Enermax utilizes the same design principle with four 6mm heatpipes formed in a U-shaped tower directly making contact in the middle with the CPU IHS. Enermax offered the ETS-T40 in several color and fan combinations but it has now been updated to provide a more functional slim cooling solution that will provide optimal clearance on most motherboards.

The Enermax ETS-T40fit is available in four different flavors ranging from $39.99 through $44.99. One of these is the ETS-T40F-BK “Black Twister” equipped with a 120mm Enermax T.B. Apollish LED fan and black thermal conductive coating as a preventive measure against copper oxidation. Since it is a “slim” tower design, the Enermax ETS-T40F-BK promises 100% RAM compatibility as long as the CPU socket layout follows the Intel specified keep-out zone. Other variants of the ETS-T40fit include an all-white version utilizing a pair of Enermax white-LED Cluster fans and two “regular” versions with non-thermal conductive coating treated surfaces equipped with a 120mm as well as a 140mm Enermax Twister Bearing fan.

Review Sample Provided by: Enermax
Product Name/Link to Website: ETS-T40Fit-BK
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

So there is no confusion on what ETS-T40fit variant is inside the box, the front cover features a 3/4 view of the heatsink in operation. All these different ETS-T40 variants share the majority of the same design and features which are listed at the back with a dimension layout printed on the side.

Inside, the ETS-T40fit Black Twister heatsink is padded with two form-fitting plastic shells, holding it in the middle of the box. The T.B. Apollish fan is already pre-installed with its plastic retention mechanism.

The accessories are housed inside a box on the side and includes all the mounting equipment necessary to mount the ETS-T40fit on both Intel or AMD systems. An extra fan mounting clip is also provided for mounting another fan in “pull” position. A small tube of Dow Corning TC-5121 thermal grease is included with the package as well.

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Specifications

ModelETS-T40F-BK
Compatible SocketIntel® LGA 775/1150/1151/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-3
AMD® AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+
Heat Sink Dimension126(L) x 40(W) x 161.7(H) mm
Weight460 g
Heat Pipe4 x Ø6 mm
MaterialCopper Heat Pipes/Aluminum Fins
Thermal GreaseDow Corning® TC-5121
FanFan Dimension120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed800-1800 RPM
Air Flow33.26 ~ 75.98 CFM
56.51~ 129.09 m3/h
Air Pressure0.97 ~ 2.28 mmH2O
Rated Voltage12V
Bearing TypeTwister Bearing
MTBF160,000 hours
Noise16 ~ 26 dBA
Connector4 pin PWM connector
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