Enermax ETS-N30 Budget Cooler Coming Soon



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Anything smaller than 120mm just seems like a waste of time and money. If you can't do that just stick with the stock cooler.



You do realize how stupid you sound right?



Why does he sound stupid? The fan is 93mm and pushes up to 55.4 CFM, whereas the 120mm Xigmatek pushes 89.45 CFM. Smaller fans push less air. If they try to push more air they're typically louder. Also with a smaller heatsink the heat isn't distributed as much. Not that that's a bad thing since this has been well rated by one source, but the fan definitely has draw backs for being smaller.



Gotta say, that heat sink looks a helluva lot like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO:


...with one less heat pipe and an LED fan. That being the case, the Hyper 212 Evo has an additional heat pipe for more heat transfer and supports a push/pull dual fan set-up. If the only major factor of the ETS-N30 is the LED's then it might just be better to drop $45 on the 212 Evo and pay a few dollars more on an LED fan. Total cost will be about $60 after tax. How much more budget could the ETS-N30 be?


Led Weappelin

That's what I did. I bought a Gelid Wing12PL 120mm Blue LED fan and added it in a push/pull configuration with the stock fan on the Cooler Master 212 EVO. Looks just like the one pictured here. What a great cooler that EVO is.



Good point DimeDrl!

And you can pick up a Hyper 212 Evo for less than $30.00 on sale ($25 on ebay) which makes your assessment an even better deal.