When I first received the Enermax ETS-T40 White Cluster I was extremely excited. It is one of the only all-white CPU coolers available so I knew it was going to look awesome inside of our test system, the white LED fan would definitely help out as well. Being all white means that you can match this cooler with other all-white components or even a white case. Even if you don’t have any white components or a white case the ETS-T40 White Cluster will stand out in your system and the white LED fan is quite bright. You can turn the LEDs of the fan off if you like though.
While the ETS-T40 White Cluster was good to look at its performance was sub-par compared to other coolers we have tested recently. While it kept our Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition within its thermal maximum, almost all of the other coolers we tested did a better job. I’m not sure if we could attribute this to the single fan or the smaller heatpipes, but I would have liked to have seen a little better performance. Keep in mind we did test this on an Extreme processor, which are known to run hotter than your typical consumer processors. This will get the job done on a Core i5 or Core i7.
One thing that is very important when it comes to CPU cooler is installation. No one wants to spend a long period of time installing a CPU cooler. The ETS-T40 installation was one of the easiest I have encountered on a CPU Cooler recently. It took me all of 5 minutes to get the cooler installed in my system.
Right now you can pick up the ETS-T40 White Cluster at my favorite online retailer for around $45. At this price it is cheaper than other better performing CPU coolers. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Enermax ETS-T40 White Cluster CPU Cooler a 7 out of 10 score.
– All white design
– White LED fan
– Easy installation
– Very quiet
– Performance could be better