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Enermax Liqmax 120S Aluminum All-in-One Liquid Cooler With 120mm Circular Blue LED Fan

  • 600 - 1300/2000/2500 rpm
  • 24.5 ~ 51.6/84.6/105.7 CFM
  • Fan Noise 14 ~ 20/27/30 dBA

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LIQMAX 120S Overview


LIQMAX 120S Features

  • 3D Cold-plate design for better stability and rapid heat conductivity
  • Stylish water block with luminous LED LOGO for power-on indication
  • Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT) boosts thermal conductivity and eliminates any heat surge
  • Precise micro-channel cold plate enlarges the cooling surface
  • All-in-one liquid cooling system with maintenance-free pre-filled coolant
  • Patented circular type LED fan with brilliant dynamic sparkle LED mode
  • Ceramic bearing pump for longer life span and noiseless operation
  • FEP tube ensures zero permeability and long-lasting reliability
  • Easy-install smart bracket gives perfect contact force with CPU
  • Additional screws included for a 2nd fan installation option

LIQMAX 120S Application View


LIQMAX 120S Reliable FEP Tube


LIQMAX 120S Illuminated LED Logo for Power-On Indication


LIQMAX 120S Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT)


1. With SCT design, the cold plate can eliminate the "Boundary Layer" to increase coolant flow momentum and accelerate heat transfer performance.

2. When any CPU core is in over clock mode and generates hot spot, SCT design creates the redistribution and remix of coolant flow among individual channels to effectively remove heat surge on the CPU in a extremely timely and efficient manner.

LIQMAX 120S Patented APS PWM Control


Three-Cooling Modes:

*Silent mode: 600 - 1300RPM
*Performance mode: 600 - 2000RPM
*OverClock mode: 600 - 2500RPM

Users can choose the most suitable mode depending on the system application without pushing fan speeds up to the limit. Just gently slide the small switch at the fan hub, and an easy adjustment can be made to suit different cooling performance requirements.


LIQMAX 120S Specifications

Model ELC-LM120S-TAA
Cold Plate Material Copper
Pump Bearing Ceramic Bearing
MTBF 50,000 hours
Motor Speed 2300RPM
Rated Voltage 12V
Rated Current 0.3A
Radiator Dimensions 6.1 x 4.7 x 1.3 inches (156 x 120 x 32mm)
Material Aluminum
Tube Material FEP
Length 12.2 inches (310mm)
Weight (w/o fan) 1.1lbs (505g)
Bracket Compatibility Intel® LGA 75 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011,
AMD® AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+
Fan Dimensions 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inches (120 x 120 x 25mm)
Bearing Twister Bearing
MTBF ≥160,000 hours
Speed 600 - 1300 / 2000 / 2500RPM
Rated Voltage 12V
Rated Current 0.13A / 0.27A / 0.45A
Air Flow 24.5 ~ 51.6 / 84.6 / 105.7 CFM
41.6 ~ 87. / 143.7 / 179.7m³ per hour
Static Pressure 0.8 ~ 1.5 / 2.4 / 3.7mm-H2O
Noise Level 14 ~ 20 / 27 / 30dBA
LED 12 x Blue LED
Connector 4-pin PWM
Warranty 2-Year

LIQMAX 120S Dimension Details


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Enermax ELC-LM120S-TAA

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  • Matthew G.
  • 10/30/2015 7:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps it COOL

Pros: Earlier this year (2015) I purchased a Enermax Liqmax 120S Aluminum All-in-One Liquid Cooler with 120mm Circular Blue LED Fan as it was at a very competitive price. I wasn't one into fancy lights or other enchantments, but the Vegas style fan with their multiple light settings quickly grew on me. Outside of mesmerizing the eyes with its fan, the 120S is a solid built liquid cooler. The tubing gives the impression of being rather fragile until you handle it and discover it is actually very durable. The fittings attaching the tubing to the water block seem very solid and stay put once you get them to the position you need them at. At first glance the water block-pump looks cheaply plastic, but doesn't feel cheap in any way and is very well made. The copper mounting face was very smooth and well machined and came with a heavy peel-able plastic protective sheet. The cooling radiator is also well machined (deficient of any imperfections like nicks, burs, or bummed seams) and measures in at a depth of roughly 32mm (slightly thicker than others in 120S competitive class). Installation was very strait forward and Enermax provided adequate hardware and instructions for even the most novice installer.

I have read a few comments referencing about noise from the pump, however I have never had such issues with mine. I have mine cooling an overclocked FX-8370 with no issues. It does a very dependable job of heat transference. Overall, I give the Enermax Liqmax 120S my five EGGS for being more than just and old face with fancy lights. It offers an affordable step-up alternative to air cooling that doesn't break the bank.

Cons: None so far.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid Cooling Minor Qwirks

Pros: Cooling is great, Looks very nice, Easy to add a second 120 fan for Push Pull with the hardware include

Cons: Pipe location is very close to my memory, Should have included the second fan as they did later on with the newer models (Kudos to them for changing that)

Other Thoughts: My processor: AMD FX 8320 @ 4 GHZ(oc'd and removed turbo)
My board is the M5A99FX PRO R2.0.
Memory: 2GB x 4 - 1866 Crucial Ballistix
GPU: Radeon 7870
Case Fans: 2 120MM (Side and Front), 1 90MM Side.
Added Second 120MM for Push Pull With the hardware include and mounted to the radiator.

I was running into issues with my air cooler(Thermaltake v1 Black Widow) and it shutting down under load. I tested this new cooler with an ambient of about 72 degrees and ran prime 95 for about 30 minutes and never broke less than 20 degrees(<62C) on the Thermal Margin. Even more impressive was the cooldown time was less than a couple of seconds. I am idol @ 35 degrees on the CPU and 18 to 20 degrees on the package.

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  • matt m.
  • 7/8/2015 9:01:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid performance

Pros: - It cools well
- price was right especially on sale

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Cons: Install was a bit tough at first but it ended up fitting really well in my case.

Other Thoughts: Overall a solid performer especially compared to stock amd fan. I have an oc amd fx 8350 and it sits idle at about 25 degrees c and at load max of 50.

Some say the pump is loud but I have no problems. Sometimes you can hear the liquid go through the system and I think it sounds kinda cool.

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  • Taylor S.
  • 5/21/2015 2:39:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Liquid Cooler

Pros: This liquid cooler does its job very well. It kept my FX 8350 under 60 degrees Celsius during extremely processor intensive games, and it idled around 30 degrees in an average temperature room. Not to mention the blue fan looks very dazzling. Something to make your friends jealous.

Cons: Had this for over a year, and the pump has decided that cooling the surface of the sun, all day every day, was too much. In other words, the pump died. I wouldn't attribute this to faulty hardware, as my computer was often moved more than the average laptop, and I wasn't always very careful with it, which is why I didn't remove an egg.

Installation was simple, except for the part where you have to attach the cooling block to the CPU. The springs were every firm, and I found that I had to really wrestle this thing on.

The radiator fan is very cheap, and putting it on the highest setting was equal to suddenly starting up a vacuum cleaner. On low, it is better, however there is a noticeable change in temperature. I would recommend getting a Higher quality fan if noise is something that you like to keep low.

Other Thoughts: Overall, aside from the radiator fan, this is a very well built liquid cooling unit, and it is very good at its job. I will probably end up buying from Enermax again.

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  • Kenneth D.
  • 4/4/2015 8:26:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsCool AND Quiet

Pros: Lowered my AMD Phenom 980BE on max load from 54*c to 48*c. Idle is 33*c. Fan can be heard but is not at all too loud as some say. Installation was easy. Best water cooler in it's price range and size!

Cons: None

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  • James M.
  • 3/4/2015 10:49:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great unit works well

Cons: I bought it when there was a 25.00 rebate and the company didn't honor the rebate watch this company on there rebate's.
Will never buy this brand again

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  • Luke J.
  • 12/13/2014 10:47:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performance

Pros: I have noticed a measurable decrease in the CPU operating temperature at idle and as well as under heavy load. It took a few weeks for the thermal paste to properly set, but once it did, my processor is nice and cool.

Cons: While not unique to this item, and would be like any other liquid cooler, installation was somewhat difficult. I highly recommend an extra set of hands to assist with guiding the cooler onto the processor.

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  • Xibai L.
  • 12/6/2014 11:34:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs***DO NOT BUY THIS***

Pros: Absolutely NONE.

Cons: I received this 'product' on October 17th, and I sincerely hope this review can help you choose a better liquid cooling system.

---Liquid pump stopped working after 1 month
My CPU temp suddenly raised to 80 Celsius one day, I opened my computer, the liquid pump is extremely hot and the fan is not dissipating any heat. This indicate the heat is not transferred to the environment. And I just got this thing a month ago. FYI, my computer has a solid build, there is hardly any chance for this 'liquid cooling system' to blame others.

---Do not expect RMA
I bought this while manufacture was providing a rebate. I mailed the PSN tag to them and now they refuse to RMA because I cannot provide a picture of PSN tag. Now I learned my lesson: For some manufactures, rebate is an effective way to clean their defective inventory without worrying RMA. Thanks ENERMAX.

---Extremely difficult to install
This is not as important compare to the completely failure of its performance, but this is seriously the hardest liquid cooling (if it is qualified to be called such) I have ever installed. The bracket is so stupidly designed, I considered myself an experienced and educated individual, but this thing is surely a challenge that worth nothing. I would say Cosair H55 or Cooler Master products are much easier to install.

If you want to choose this piece of {nicesunflowerseed}, I suggest you stick to the stock air cooling fan.

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  • Antonio V.
  • 10/24/2014 2:20:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Quick installation! After tweaking around for a bit it is at what I currently think is optimal performance. When purchasing this I did not expect it to drop my temps like this. I will keep this review updated as time goes on.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: i5 4690k devil's canyon
evga gtx 780
2x4gb gskill sniper
asus z97a
evga supernova 1000 g2
cooler master HAF XB evo
crucial mx100 256mb
WD 10EZEX 1tb

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  • Martin M.
  • 9/24/2014 7:37:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes its job but not quietly

Pros: Keeps CPU cool. Easy to set up

Cons: This liquid cooler is noisier than I expected. I was looking to built a rather quiet computer, so I went with a case with only larger (120 mm and 140 mm) fans, a graphics card with two larger fans, so that no fan needs to run at high and noisy speeds. That strategy was successful except that the noisiest part of the computer is now usually the liquid pump. It makes an audible humming sound that is louder than any fan.

Other Thoughts: The liquid cooler does its cooling job well. I mounted it to an i7-5820K processor, using Arctic Silver thermal paste rather than the included thermal grease. On a Gigabyte X99 UD5 wifi motherboard the processor never gets critically hot even overclocked to 4.2 GHz, and the fan speed for the fan that came with the Liqmax 120 is only set to medium. Thus, the cooler does what it is designed for, but look elsewhere if you want a really quiet liquid cooler.

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