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Over the past 3-4 years we've witnessed an large number of AIO (All In One) liquid CPU coolers get introduced in the market by many of the leading DIY manufacturers that largely thanks to producing better performance levels compared to regular air CPU Coolers and having virtually zero clearance issues with other hardware components are considered to be the best choice for enthusiasts and gamers alike. However although the custom water-cooling market is still considered to be somewhat special (even after all these years) with the summer period reaching its peak (at least in the EU) more and more consumers in general are starting to trust all the latest AIO Liquid CPU cooling solutions (closed loop) since such devices effectively combine good/great performance levels at a fraction of the cost required to get a custom loop (yet higher performance) water-cooling solution. A few months ago Enermax introduced their own AIO liquid CPU Cooler offerings and since from this point forward we will be focusing on water-cooling quite a bit today we will be testing their high end ELC240 model.
Enermax Technology Corporation is a world-renowned PC Power Supply Unit manufacturer. Since our establishment in 1990, we provide power supply products and peripherals like chassis, cooler, fan and keyboard with excellent quality and have won recognitions of consumers around the world. ENERMAX products are recommended by worldwide reviewers, and certain were granted by iF, Red Dot, Good Design and Taiwan Excellence Awards. Those are proven evidence of our top-notch quality and design competency recognized by the professionals. To develop an intensive sales network and better service customers around the world, Enermax has set up branch offices in Germany, France, U.S.A., Japan and China. We also have service offices and distributors in countries across Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. Our farsighted R & D capability is our key strength. The elite teams of Enermax always strive to come up with the best and most satisfactory PSU, thermal solution and peripheral products with cutting-edge design that meets the needs of the market and customers. We will stick to our R & D spirits of “Technology Innovation” and “Quality First” to constantly create products which transcend international standard and requirements to keep up on our product and brand value as well as competitive edge.
As yet another all in one liquid cooling solution the ELC240 consists by a large 32mm thick radiator connected to a "portable" ceramic bearing pump with the help of two thin 315mm long fluorinated ethylene propylene tubes and two 120mm Twister bearing technology fans offering a total of three integrated speed control modes. So by looking at the ELC240 it doesn't really stand out from all the other 240mm AIO solutions in the market currently, what is however somewhat intriguing is that compared to most rival solutions that are manufactured by Asetek or CoolIT Enermax has chosen a whole different path and decided to sign up with AVC (Asia Vital Components) for the design, development and manufacture of their AIO liquid CPU coolers. AVC has been around for slightly over a decade and is considered to be one of the world's leading Thermal Solution providers and since I’ve worked with them in the past I’m somewhat curious as to what they have cooked with Enermax so let's move forward to the rest of our ELC240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler review.