G.SKILL is well known for its system memory and SSDs and has recently expanded into the peripheral market with gaming-oriented keyboards, mice, headsets, and more. It goes without saying that the company is well respected by the enthusiast community due in part to their high-quality memory. Regardless of whether it is their value lineup or Trident Z kits, the company’s entire portfolio of memory is well regarded. With a solid foundation to build from and a solid plan for expansion, which includes the recently announced ENKI series of liquid coolers, G.SKILL will continue to be a dominant force in the DIY PC market.
In today’s review, I put the G.SKILL ENKI 360 AIO through a battery of tests, comparing it to numerous high-end cooling solutions to see just what it’s capable of. While it does have an ARGB-illuminated pump, G.SKILL opted for black fans, giving the cooler a more subdued appearance. The company has also focused on the cooler’s performance by using a denser aluminium radiator for more surface area with fans that balance static pressure and airflow. That said, let’s take a closer look at what the G.SKILL ENKI 360 has to offer.
|Socket Support:||Intel: LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2011-3, LGA2066
AMD: AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1
|CPU Block:||Base Material: Copper|
|Pump:||RPM: not listed|
|Radiator:||Dimensions: 394 x 120 x 27 mm
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 2100 RPM (+/-10%)
Fan Airflow: 23.6–93.5 CFM
Fan Noise: 15.3–29.6 dB(A)
|Features:||High-density radiator piping
Stair-shaped high density micro-fins
Custom-tuned convex cold plate design
High-performance pump design
High flow-rate, nylon-braided tubing
High static pressure 9-blade cooling fans
Server-grade low thermal resistance thermal paste
Customizable ARGB lighting control
When it comes to the packaging, the G.SKILL ENKI 360’s box is quite bright and vibrant. The top mentions the core features, which include the increased radiator tube density, high-pressure fans, and custom copper cold-plate design, among others. The cooler’s 5-year warranty is also noted on the front, where the cooler is prominently displayed in all its glory. A flip to the left side gives us the product name and contents. Flipping the box over again, this time to the bottom, gives us a look at the specifications of the cooler, and the radiator and its various dimensions. Once again, the cooler’s features are listed on the back.
The right side is mostly plain, with both the G.SKILL logo and product name prominently displayed. Meanwhile, the front and back are also rather plain, with ENKI 360 prominently displayed, as is the G.SKILL logo. Other than that, there is not much to see.
Anyone who has read a good number of my reviews will know I greatly prefer foam packaging, and G.SKILL delivers. Rather than using the industry-standard cardboard tray, they opted for all-foam packaging, which means the cooler is safe and secure during transit. While it doesn’t impact performance, it’s still a nice touch.
The cooler supports the sockets you would expect, including Intel’s mainstream and HEDT systems, along with AMD’s AM4 platform and even TR4. At first glance, everything you need is included. However, the item that should be here but is missing is a 3-way PWM splitter for the fans. G.SKILL does not include one, and that is a sizable oversight. Other than that, the laundry list of parts is quite extensive.
Common parts supplied for mounting include:
- 24x Washers
- 12x Fan screws
- 12x Radiator screws
- 3x 120 mm fans
- 2x Retention screws
- 2x Retention screw washers
- 2x Retention screw springs
- 4x Plastic spacers
- 1x Intel backplate
- 2x Intel mounting arms
- 4x Intel backplate screws
- 4x Backplate rubber spacers
- 4x Intel mounting nuts
- 4x LGA2011/LGA2066 screw pillars
- 4x AMD mounting screws
- 2x AMD mounting arms
- 4x TR4 screw pillars
- 2x TR4 mounting arms
- 1x Tube thermal paste