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ENERMAX Enters the Liquid CPU Cooler Market with Revolutionary QSC Technology


ENERMAX reveals a revolutionary all-in one, closed-loop liquid cooling solution - ELC series. With the innovative patented QSC cold plate technology, ENERMAX is ready to make a milestone and wow liquid cooling aficionados by the new products’ extremely powerful performance. This also brings liquid cooling industry to a whole new level.


Last year, the successful launch of ENERMAX’s high-performance air CPU cooler with the world’s leading thermal resistance performance of 0.09°C/W, showcased ENERMAX’s excellent R&D capability. It also heralded the ambition of ENERMAX to inroad to the cooling solution area. The determination of revolutionizing the conventional liquid cooling solution by providing innovative design was shown by ENERMAX earlier during the 2012 Computex, where the prototypes were showed and made a splash over visiting media. Now with the commitment and intensive endeavors of ENERMAX’s thermal team, the first liquid CPU cooler series finally make their debut.


ENERMAX’s ELC series, including ELC120-TA, ELC120-TB and ELC240, all equipped with the exclusive QSC technology, which is a guarantee for superior cooling performance due to the abilities for boundary layer elimination and coolant redistribution. They also feature an all-in-one, close-loop system to prevent the complexity and hassle of DIY water cooling kits. Users can easily install the ENERMAX ELC cooler into the computer. Also, there is no need for re-filling water coolant into the device as well as any extra maintenance work required by the conventional DIY liquid coolers.

Cold Plate Design Weights 80% of Liquid Cooling Performance

Cold plate is the key component which determents water cooling efficiency. In recent years, it is common to see many CPU liquid coolers using Micro Fin design for their cold plates. Although this design provides good heat exchange surface, the micro fin structure easily develops the “Boundary Layer” to narrow coolant flow path thus undermines heat transfer efficiency. To compensate for this shortcoming, some coolers use high speed pump to boost coolant flow. While this not only consumes more energy but increases vibration.


QSC Cold Plate Technology – Eliminates Boundary Layer and Redistributes Coolant Flow


The patented QSC (Quad Shunt Channel cold plate) technology developed by ENERMAX is an innovative design for best thermal conductivity. With the unique design of QSC, the cold plate can powerfully eliminate the boundary layer inside micro channels to increase coolant flow momentum and accelerate heat transfer performance.

Furthermore, QSC
also creates the redistribution of coolant flow among individual micro channels to effectively remove heat surge of hot spot on the CPU in an extremely timely and efficient manner. This is impossible for other coolers with conventional micro-fin structure design since no flow redistribution can be formed to enact the same function.



What is Boundary Layer?

A boundary layer is the layer of fluid in the immediate vicinity of a bounding surface where the effects of viscosity are significant thus become a barrier to partially block fluid flow. It is the common enemy of most conventional designed micro-fin cold plate structure since it will narrow the flow path of the coolant inside micro fin channels thus decrease heat transfer and impede the overall cooling performance.

Conventional Micro Fin Cold Plate Coolant Flow Illustration

Coolant Flow Illustration

-Boundary layer fully developed to hinder coolant flow speed and decrease heat transfer surface

-Coolant in individual channels cannot redistribute to take away more heat for CPU hot spot

-Boundary layer eliminated to free up coolant flow and increase heat transfer surface

-Coolant in individual channels redistribute and remix to easily take away more heat from CPU


3 Cooling Modes PWM Fan Control Technology-

ELC cooler series are all equipped with ENERMAX’s renowned Twister Bearing fan that comes with patented 3-cooling PWM modes, including silent mode (800~1500rpm), performance mode (800~1500 rpm), and overclock mode (800~2200rpm). This specially designed function allows easy adjustment to suit different user’s preference & system configuration.


Top Quality Artwork with Cutting-edge Craftsmanship


ENERMAX’s liquid CPU cooler series showcases three models with different radiator dimensions for users to select from in accordance with the space of their individual case. Among them, the ELC120-TA and the ELC120-TB both have a 32mm-thick radiator. The former features two eye-catching circular LED fans to add an extra visual flamboyance in conjunction with excellent cooling, while the later comes with two of ENERMAX’s best-selling T.B. silence fans for noiseless operation and outstanding cooling efficiency.The ELC240 highlights a longer radiator of 270mm in length. With the combination of two high performance T.B.Silence fans and a wider contact surface, as well as larger coolant volume, it demonstrates super efficient heat dissipation capability and stunningly excellent cooling efficiency.


ELC series
uses zero permeability and long-lasting FEP tubes to ensure reliability and zero leakage. Each model also comes with easy-install smart brackets compatible with all AMD AM2+/AM3+/FM1 and Intel LGA775, 1155, 1156, 1356 and 2011 sockets. The bracket screws also have a unique spring mechanism to provide perfect contact force with CPU. All the well-thought features aim to come up with the best performance and best user experience. 

permeability FEP tubes

smart bracket
s compatible with both AMD and Intel

bracket screws with spring mechanism to
provide perfect contact force with CPU

noiseless and durable ceramic bearing pump


ENERMAX Liquid Cooler brief spec is list in following table.  For more information, please contact your  nearest ENERMAX agent/distributor.











Radiator Dimension

151 x 120 x 32 mm

151 x 120 x 32 mm

270 x 120 x 32 mm

Fan Control

3-cooling PWM modes

3-cooling PWM modes

3-cooling PWM modes






2 years

2 years

5 years





For more information about individual ELC liquid coolers, please visit the following web links:


ELC 120TA: