Enermax has revealed the first three models of its ELC liquid cooler series, the ELC120-TB, ELC120-TA and ELC240. Each model features Twister fan bearings which offer reliability and near silent operation. The ELC120-TA stands out in the series with two T.B.Apollish Blue LED fans, while the ELC120-TB and ELC240 models come with T.B.Silence Fans. Each fan has an individually adjustable speed thanks to the new Tri-Cooling functionality.
Each ELC liquid cooler features a closed-loop design made with high quality materials. In order to prevent damage to your system, the tube is made of a tough but flexible material known as Flourinated Ethylene Propylene. Additionally, the pump features a ceramic bearing that will improve stability and noise.
The new ELC120 and ELC240 models from Enermax is expected to be available in the U.S for roughly $89.99 and $120.00, respectively. The CPU coolers will support all current AMD and Intel chips.
This thing is outperformed by the Phanteks PH TC14PE which is 12.4 Decibels quieter.
My preference as well, I OC to get more performance out of my computer for cheaper price. Buying expensive heatsinks are counterproductive to that when I can what I need for 1/4 of the price and have it perform almost as good, just a couple celcius difference in temps.
But I can see the use of these for some people, for some cases I think I would even use one depending on the case design I am using I can definately see the use. Plus it's me I always welcome new competition it usually does nothing but push people to make people competitive, so good for enermax for getting into this market.