TODO alt text

Enermax ETS-T40-TA review

Great design, great cooler

Our Verdict

For

  • Design
  • Performance
  • Ease of installation
  • Bargain price

Against

  • Not much

This might be Enermax's first venture into the world of the CPU cooler, but from the build quality and performance of the ETS-T40- TA you would never guess that. It outperforms every other cooler in this round up, and as you might expect from a company that's been cooling PSUs for years there's also some interesting design work.

The ETS-T40-TA has a fin design that helps improve air flow especially around the dead zone behind the heatpipes.

Installing the ETS-T40-TA is straightforward although like most of the coolers, it requires that you fit a motherboard backplate. Enermax has clearly spent time on the mounting – even down to providing a spanner – and it's one of the quickest to fit.

The 120mm cooling fan used with the Enermax is quiet but only in terms of its spin performance; the appearance it gives is one of real bling. Usually when you talk about LED fans you'll find an LED in each corner, not so with this one, it had a row of them around the frame.

Just in case that hasn't quite got your attention the fan blade edges have a chrome strip applied to them. Its a credit to Enermax that it also offers a version of the cooler without all the bling.

It should come as no real surprise that a company that has been producing some excellent PSU designs for over two decades should produce a winning CPU cooler design first time out of the box.

Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: http://twitter.com/techradarreview

Tech Specs

Product TypeCooling Fan/Heatsink
Number of Fans1
Compatible Processor SocketSocket T LGA-775, Socket H2 LGA-1155, Socket H LGA-1156, Socket B LGA-1366, Socket AM2 PGA-940, Socket AM2+ PGA-940, Socket AM3 PGA-941, Socket AM3+
Fan Speed1 x 1800 rpm
Brand NameEnermax
Application/UsageProcessor
Fan Diameter1 x 120 mm
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Heatsink Height160 mm
Heatsink Width70 mm
Heatsink Depth139 mm
Country of OriginTaiwan
Height160 mm
Width93 mm
Depth139 mm
Fan Bearing TypeTwister Bearing
Product SeriesETS-T40
Connectors4-pin PWM
ManufacturerEnermax Technology Corporation
Product ModelETS-T40-TA
Product NameT.B.Apollish ETS-T40-TA CPU Cooler
Product LineT.B.Apollish
Manufacturer Part NumberETS-T40-TA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.enermax.co.uk
Package Contents
  • T.B.Apollish ETS-T40-TA CPU Cooler
  • 1 x Back Plate
  • 4 x Plastic Washers
  • 4 x Screw Pillars
  • 2 x Bracket Mounts for Intel CPU
  • 2 x Bracket Mounts for AMD CPU
  • 4 x Nuts for Bracket Mounts
  • 1 x Pressure Mounting Plate
  • 2 x Nuts for Pressure Mounting Plate
  • 1 x Angled Wrench
  • 2 x Fan Brackets
  • 8 x Anti-vibration Rubber Strips
  • 1 x Tube with Thermal Grease
  • 1 x Installation Guide
MaterialCopper Heat Pipe, Aluminium Fin