Enermax Liqtech 120X Review

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Introduction

Enermax have been one of the mainstays in the component industry for over 2 decades now and company HQ hails from Taoyuan, Taiwan and are currently one of the biggest brands in power supplies and cooling solutions in the world.  With a strict ethos of providing quality over quantity and with numerous design awards to their name, you can pretty much guarantee that what you get inside the box has all the quality that Enermax claim it to have.

Following on in the footsteps of the ELC120 and ELC240 which were released in 2012, Enermax have recently released their latest range of AIO CPU coolers, namely Liqtech and Liqmax.  With Enermax focusing primarily on performance, it is always interesting to see if new designs can out match older ones.

Today up for review is the Liqtech range and specifically, the Liqtech 120X which features a double thick radiator designed to dissipate more heat than normal 120mm AIO coolers and also comes equipped with 2 x 120mm fans with adjustable speeds.  Will the Liqtech beat the ELC120 I reviewed a while back and more importantly, where does it rate in our performance charts?  Let’s get started with the specifications…

Specifications

ELC-LT120X-HP ELC-LT240-HP
Compatible Sockets Intel® LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011
AMD® AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2
Cold Plate Material Copper
Weight without fan (g) 955 1,095
Thermal Grease Dow Corning® TC-5121
Pump
Bearing Type Ceramic Bearing
MTBF (h) 50,000
Motor Speed (RPM) 2,500
Rated Voltage (V) 12
Rated Current (A) 0.3
Connector 3-pin
Radiator
Dimensions (mm) W 120 x H 153 x D 43 W 273 x H 120 x D 27
Material Aluminium
Tubes
Length (mm) 310
Material Rubber
Fan
Model Enermax Twister Pressure Fan
Dimensions (mm) W 120 x H 120 x D 25
Bearing Type Twister Bearing Technology (patented)
Rated Voltage (V) 12
MTBF (h) 100,000
Connector 4-pin PWM
Fan Quantity 2
Mounting Metal Screws
Silent Mode Performance Mode Overclock Mode
Fan Speed (RPM) 600 – 1,300 600 – 2,000 600 – 2,500
Air Flow (m3/h) 48.5 – 102.4 48.5 – 150.9 48.5 – 188.7
Air Flow (CFM) 28.6 – 60.3 28.6 – 88.9 28.6 – 111.0
Static Pressure (mm-H2O) 0.8 – 1.7 0.8 – 4.7 0.8 – 7.4
Rated Current (A) 0.13 0.27 0.45
Noise Level (dB(A)) 15 – 21 15 – 27 15 – 30

 

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