With cooler Enermax ETS-T50 AXE company going to oust competitors. Tower cooler is based on seven proprietary technologies. In addition, black nickel-plated radiator in conjunction with Vegas Trio fan with LED-backlit looks stylish and beautiful.
Enermax is very active in the cooler segment for many years, the new flagship of Enermax ETS-T50 AXE manufacturer promises a large number of innovations. Of course, in fact, we have a classic single tower cooler. But with seven proprietary technologies it should show itself favorably in comparison with competitors. Enermax indicates the use of proprietary technologies Vortex Generation Flow, Pressure Differential Flow and Air Guide special ventilation grille to optimize airflow. Enermax presents innovations in the video, which is shown below:
As you can see from the photos, the manufacturer has paid attention to appearance. Cooler Enermax ETS-T50 AXE uses black nickel plated radiator fan with brand Enermax Vegas Trio (RGB). Patented LED-backlight 120mm fan uses 36 LED. Of which 12 are red, 12 – 12 and green – blue. Therefore, the cooler can be illuminated in different colors. Also available are different modes of illumination.
Despite the beautiful lighting, the price tag is very humane cooler – about 50 euros in Europe. Given that the package includes a fan with multicolor backlight. Competitors like coolers cost 70 euros and more. Although, of course, usually at the flagships we get two radiator tower.
The scope of supply are no surprises. In addition to multilingual user guide and mounting accessories buyer will receive a syringe with thermal paste and putty knife.
Cooler Enermax ETS-T50 AXE stands out among the majority of competitors with black nickel-plated radiator with black plastic elements. Therefore, the cooler will certainly appeal to users who are sensitive to the appearance of the system. But still can not escape the fact that the Enermax ETS-T50 AXE – conventional tower cooler. The height of the radiator is 16 cm, which allows you to fit a cooler in most cases.
On the side is clearly visible the asymmetric shape of the radiator. He shifted back, so as not to interfere with the right of the memory slots on the CPU socket. It also shows that Enermax set plastic front and rear mounting. Right Mount holds a complete 120-mm fan. The user does not have to mess with awkward mounting brackets fans here last just snaps together with fastening. But if you want to replace the fan, you have to unscrew the regular Vegas Trio of fastening then tie another model.
On the opposite side is set grille Air Guide, you can direct outgoing airflow. The grid is rotated 360 degrees, allowing you to direct the air to the exhaust fans of the housing. Air Guide fitted instead of the second fan. But if necessary, the grille can be removed from the holder and install a second fan. In this case, the fans will work in push-pull configuration.
Black ends of heat pipes can be seen on the upper edge of a black radiator. Suspicious form of ribs associated with a unique cooler design. Pressure Differential Flow Technology accelerates the air flow and improves cooling to 15 percent. Small wings direct the air flow in the dead zone of the heat pipe, which also improves the cooling performance.
After removing the Air Guide, and the fan can be clearly seen how the narrow radiator at the Enermax ETS-T50 AXE. Enermax fully dyed it black.
Paint not only covered the contact surface of the cooler and processor. Five heat pipes come in direct contact with the processor (“Heatpipe Direct Touch”). Enermax promises that this approach speeds up the transfer of heat. But, as our experience suggests, usually so manufacturers reduce costs. They do not need to spend money on a copper base.
The most difficult part of the installation – the preparation of the metal back plate. Enermax used common plate for AMD and Intel platforms. Use the plastic tip mounting screws are fixed in position. Then, the back plate is screwed to the motherboard via the two front mounting brackets. Finally, the heat sink is screwed to the mounting bracket using the screws cross. The screws on both sides of the cross are biased, not to tighten them too much.
The asymmetrical design and a single heat sink ensures that the platform LGA 1150 cooler will not conflict with the memory modules. With the other components of the motherboard cooler, too, does not conflict.
Fan does not interfere with the memory modules, it allows the use of DIMM strips with high heat spreaders.
Already on the fan speed characteristics Vegas Trio is clear that it is not aimed at users who are sensitive to noise. The minimum fan speed is relatively high – 800 rev / min. The maximum speed of 1,800 rev / min. At full speed the fan very close to the bar 40 dB (A). In an open body, we found not only a lot of noise airflow, but also additional noises that were not uniform. Acoustically cooler is not balanced, so that even at 1,000 rev / min noise level was higher than that of competitors. However, we are still talking about the nuances – in a conventional air-cooled CPU fan with PWM control is unlikely to be noticeable to the general background noise. But if you want to minimize the noise level, the Enermax have to replace the fan.
The following test scenario, we evaluate the performance of the cooler with the standard fan at 1,000 rev / min and at maximum speed.
As might be expected, Enermax ETS-T50 AXE cooler inferior SVR closed loop and a large cooler with two heat sinks. Volumetric tower coolers Thermalright one radiator also are ahead. Enermax Cooler is among the single-tower models with narrow radiator. Namely between Cryorig H5 Universal and Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8, but the specific result depends on the speed.
To compare “pure” performance coolers without affecting regular fans, we equip all our reference cooler fans. We used a powerful fan Noctua NF-A15 PWM, the distance between the mounting holes is 105 mm, speed – up to 1,200 rev / min. If such fans can set on the radiator was absent, we used a more compact Noctua NF-F12 at a speed of 120 mm to 1,500 rev / min. In the case of coolers, designed for “real” 140-mm fans with hole spacing of 140 mm, we used the NF-A14 PWM.
The clamps are designed for a 120-mm fan, so we chose the reference NF-F12.
Staff and reference fans give the same results on 1,000 rev / min. But, unlike Enermax fan, Noctua speed can be reduced to 600 rev / min. But cooler Enermax ETS-T50 AXE is not so good at heat dissipation at a similar speed, cooling efficiency is significantly reduced. Perhaps it is for this reason that Enermax nominally delivers cooler with a fan that runs from 800 rev / min.
Enermax advertises Enermax ETS-T50 AXE as an innovative air cooler, although the majority of users will be involved in the original design with a backlight. Many competitors offer their cooler at higher prices, but the design is rather simple by combining copper and aluminum. Enermax decided to stand out coal-black cooler with good workmanship. Everything changes after the system: Vegas Trio fan with light will not leave anyone indifferent. With the help of a small button allows you to switch the backlight on green, blue or red, or include all the colors at once. But, in contrast to the original fans T.B. Vegas Trio, the user can choose the backlight mode. After selecting the color of the fan will automatically switch between the three modes. Including and not the most pleasant flashing mode. Therefore, in everyday conditions for certain users would prefer a fourth mode – turn off the backlight.
Complete 120mm PWM control fan operates at relatively high speeds. Fan speed starts at 800 rev / min, and it is not quiet. Especially that in addition to the noise of the air flow, we noticed uneven background noise. At maximum speed the fan is too loud for everyday use. However, the high minimum rate well with cooler Enermax ETS-T50 AXE, because after replacing the fan speed and reduce the cooling performance has deteriorated significantly.
But on the average speed of rotation we get a decent cooling performance. Cooler ETS-T50AXE performs at the same level with other tower models using narrow radiator. In addition, the cooler looks very original. Even Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8, which is twice as expensive, can not overtake model Enermax. For ease of assembly, and the result is also good compatibility. Narrow radiator asymmetric form does not conflict even with the high standard memory.
Of the alternatives Enermax ETS-T50 AXE be called Cryorig H5, which provides similar performance, but costs less. This cooler is also visually very attractive because of the white cover and the honeycomb structure of the ribs. If you are willing to give up the lighting and visual excesses, then pay attention to Thermalright Macho Direct and Macho 120 SBM.
Enermax ETS-T50 AXE – single tower cooler, which not only provides a good level of performance, but also attracts attention. Sometimes even too much: many users backlight blinking mode is sure to be annoying.