Inside the Enermax Liqtech TR4 Liquid Cooler

By Published November 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Enermax's Liqtech TR4 liquid cooler took us by surprise in our 240mm unit review, and again in our Liqtech 360 TR4 review. The cooler is the first noteworthy closed-loop liquid cooler to accommodate Threadripper, and testing proved that it's not just smoke and mirrors: The extra coldplate size enables the Liqtech to overwhelm any of the current-market Asetek CLCs, which use smaller coldplates that are more suitable to Ryzen or Intel CPUs. 


We decided to take the Liqtech TR4 apart, as we wanted to learn why its performance is so good. The inner chamber of the cooler revealed that the copper coldplate's microfins do extend all the way across the plate surface -- better than we'd anticipated -- and that fin density and pitch are comparable to high-quality Asetek units. We also found that TR20 screws permit full access to the chamber interior, where users could somewhat easily refill and maintain the closed loop.

Learn more in the tear-down below:

Host: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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