| 360° View - Enzotech
Information on Frostytech's test
methodology is available here.
The Heatsink Fan:
The 120x120x25mm fan is protected from errant wires with a wire
fan grill. Noise levels hover around the 59.0 dBA mark at full speed,
and go down from there. The fan speed controller is a little
bit touch and go, so we wouldn't recommend using it. The fan connects via
a 3-pin fan header.
Heatsink Top Uncovered:
Each of the four 8mm
diameter copper heat pipes intersects the 66 aluminum fins at equal distances, dispersing the
heat from the base evenly across the length of the cooling fins. The
cooling fins occupy a footprint of 120 x 120mm. Each fin
measures 0.3mm thick, and is spaced 1.5mm apart.
Heatsink Side A:
The four heatpipes are all equal in length to prevent the
center of the Enzotech Ultra-X heatsink from becoming hotter than the outer edges
of the aluminum cooling fins. The 8mm diameter copper heat pipes elevate
the cooling fins 50mm above the motherboard where they are well
out of the way of most nearby components, memory, or northbridge
heatsinks. The fan blows air through these aluminum fins, directly onto the pin-fin forged
Heatsink Side B:
The Enzotech Ultra-X heatsink is a very
simple design, but one that we have seen
used very successfully by many different heatsink manufacturers. The Ultra-X
logo is nicely cut into the side of the aluminum fan frame that
supports the 120mm Delta fan above. The top portion of the heatsink is
bent at a slight angle to the base, as you can see.
The pin-fin heatsink has 2.4mm diameter pins that are 9mm high.
Heatsink Side C:
The base of the Enzotech Ultra-X heatsink is
what holds it in place on LGA775 processors. While a spring clip applies
pressure to the top of the black anodized aluminum forged heatsink, Intel
CPUs require a different approach. The copper base is forged from
C11000 copper, and the four tabs at either corner are
rigid enough to support the full compressive force of four spring-tensioned thumb screws
which thread onto the brass support stands from the base plate. The installation
procedure is pretty straight forward, but you'll want to tighten each thumbscrew
alternatively, like you would when putting a tire on a car.
copper base of the Enzotech Ultra-X heatsink is large enough to cover both Intel and
AMD processor heat spreaders. The CPU pad is 54mm in diameter, with at least
3mm copper between the CPU core and heatpipes. The surface is perfectly flat in both
axis, with a smooth polished finish. Surface roughness is on
the order of ~8 microinches or less, which is considered excellent.
The heatpipes are positioned closely together, occupying 33mm wide swath at the center of
the heatsink. As you can see here, the base of the
Ultra-X is not centered on the body of the