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Phanteks PH-TC90LS Low Profile CPU Cooler

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Posted November 15, 2012 by Vinny Petronio in Cases & PSU
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Price at time of Review: $34.99US
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Exceptional Cooling, Small Footprint, 90 mm PWM Fan, Easy To Install, three 6 mm Heat Pipes, 45 mm Height for HTPC, Quiet at all fan speeds, Build Quality, Great temps under load, copper Heatsink, Nickel Plated
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

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BOTTOM LINE:
If you’re looking for the perfect air cooler for your small Form Factor or HTPC case then the PH-TC90LS Low profile cooler from Phanteks would be one I highly recommend
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by Vinny Petronio
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Introduction:

One of the several names that comes to mind when you’re talking about superior air cooling performance is Phanteks. Phanteks in a very short time has become a leader in the air cooling heavy weight arena, especially with their high performance gargantuan air coolers, like the PH-TC14PE for example. Phanteks is now entering the ring with a new light-weight contender called the Phanteks PH-TC90LS. It is a new arrival with a very low profile. It looks like it is especially geared for those small form factor gaming cases and HTPC builds we now see flooding the market. Its design seems to cater to the limited amount of space that they provide.

 

Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing a new addition to the Phanteks family of coolers, The PH-TC90LS. It is a very small, low profile cooler with the same technologies we have seen in Phanteks’ larger builds, like their special P.A.T.S. and C.P.S.C. technologies. The PH-TC90LS sports a low profile of just 95x95x45mm. It is made of a nickel plated copper block, with three 6 mm heat pipes embedded within the block, as well as an aluminum finned heat stack & a 90mm low profile white PWM fan. All this is packed together in a very small footprint. Read on to see if this light weight contender can score a knockout punch like its bigger brothers.

Our thanks go out to PHANTEKS for providing us with our review sample.

About 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.”

 

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