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Review: Enermax Liqtech 120X

by Parm Mann on 11 October 2013, 10:00

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Final Thoughts and Rating

...if you're looking to take your first steps into self-contained liquid cooling, Enermax's latest should certainly be on your radar.

Can manufacturers really improve on the all-in-one liquid coolers that have become so widely available in recent years? With a pump on one end and a radiator on the other, there isn't a great deal of room for innovation in what has quickly become a crowded market.

Yet credit where it's due, the latest crop from Enermax, launched under the new Liqtech brand, have managed to raise the bar for build quality and construction. Using aluminium materials and machined copper, the 120X is one of the most robust all-in-one liquid coolers we've seen, and it's clearly a step-up from the largely-plastic alternatives.

Well-built, a doddle to install and delivering performance that's right in line with our expectations of a premium all-in-one radiator, the Liqtech 120X is one of the most attractive liquid coolers of its kind. There's no reason for users with an existing 120mm radiator to rush out and upgrade - there's still very little to differentiate between kits - but if you're looking to take your first steps into self-contained liquid cooling, Enermax's latest should certainly be on your radar.

The Good

Solid build quality
Good performance
Easy installation
Quiet for a liquid cooler
Speed-adjustable fans

The Bad

Fan-speed switch is hard to reach
Only a two-year warranty

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Enermax Liqtech 120X

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The Enermax Liqtech 120X CPU cooler will become available in October 2013.

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…it's designed to provide stern competition to Corsair's similarly-priced Hydro Series H80i
It's a shame the H80i wasn't included in the comparisons.
Nice review but surely if “…the all-in-one cooler's ambition is clear - it's designed to provide stern competition to Corsair's similarly-priced Hydro Series H80i ” it would have made sense to include the H80i in the comparison?

Or…wot e said ^ *doh*
Using aluminium materials and machined copper…

And you're not worried about galvanic corrosion from the mixed metals?

If there's mixed metals in there, I'd want Corsair's warranty matching, at the least. It's a sticking point for me, and doubtless for others too.
What will happen if the pump stops working? How can we find out if the motor is working or not?
Hmm, seemed kind of dodgey under load with an overclock.