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Phanteks PH-TC12LS & PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Reviews

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Posted April 17, 2015 by Kenny in Cooling

Overview

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Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: PH-TC14S - $44.99 w/ $5 MIR at newegg.com PH-TC12LS - $36.99 w/ $5 MIR at newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great Simplistic Aesthetics, Quiet Fans, High Quality Parts
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Performance under overclocking votlages
 
BOTTOM LINE:
We have to say that Phanteks did a great job overall with both coolers aesthetically. while the performance standard for both cooler perform as we expected them to we did have some minor nit picks about them. But none that would draw us away from these coolers. Pricing on both coolers are competitive
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Introduction

Phanteks has recently started to branch out with more products to add to their already popular name; they have set a standard in the cooling market with some of today’s top performing air coolers. The quality and superb performance reputation they have built, helps keep the air cooling market competitive and creates a leveled playing field with other top contenders like Noctua, be quiet!, NZXT and Cooler Master.

In the past, we have seen some pretty unique air coolers from Phanteks. With features from beefy tower style coolers to color matching heatsinks, Phanteks has a style that fits everyone’s needs. Today…we are going to be looking at 2 new coolers that not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but have a price point that can fit anyone’s budget. We have for you today the Phanteks PH-TC12LS and Phanteks PH-TC14S.

 

IMG_3171About Phanteks

“Phanteks was founded from a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks venture into the CPU cooling industry with two goals in mind, high-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions. As a relatively young company, we strive to develop top quality and superior products. Our Phanteks Design Team is situated in the Netherlands and consists of creative researchers, designers and developers whose only desires are to bring the latest cutting edge technology to you. We are continuously pursuing excellence in thermal solutions so that we can develop and bring satisfaction to the enthusiasts and computer users everywhere. Our goal is very simple, to be the best in the industry.”

Moving on, let’s first look at the package and specifications of both Phanteks Coolers.

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7 Comments


  1.  
    Sean

    The Phanteks PH-TC14S at load overclocking was far from bad. It also does look nice. Definitely a cooler I would consider.




  2.  
    Dave

    Review would have been more helpful if the TC12LS was compared to a more similar established cooler like the Prolimatech Samuel.




    •  
      Kenny

      Hi Dave, Unfortunately, due to the nature of hardware advancements, sometimes we don’t always have every cooler available to compare. What we do is compare to coolers that we (or the reviewer) have already tested on the same platform so we can keep data consistent. However, we do understand where you are coming from and as we continue to grow our data base we will be sure to add similar products for comparison in the future.

      Thanks!
      Kenny




  3.  

    So would either of these be a good value to pair with my FX-6300 CPU then? I have a Deepcool Assassin on it now, but it’s just a tad HUGE, lol.




    •  
      Sandy Bruce

      I think either of these would work on an FX6300 at stock. If you start overclocking I would stick with the Assassin. I have one too, using it on an A10-6800k APU




  4.  
    Erwin

    Is it compatible wit AM1 socket??my motherboard MSI AM1 l





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