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The Phanteks PH-TC12DX Cooler

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Posted March 25, 2013 by Vinny Petronio in Cooling
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Price at time of Review: $59.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Price, Easy install, Exceptional build quality, Dual 120 mm 1800 RPM PWM fans,SoliSku mounting kit, High Overclock obtained while maintaining thermal limits of the processor, Lots of Clearance around processor and Ram, 157 mm in height will fit most mid-towers, exceptional cooling,Five year warranty, Low noise levels, Four color choices.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

No AMD back plate included
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Bottom line the Phanteks PH-TC12DX is priced right and has now moved to the top of my list with some of the best performing coolers at this price and size.
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Introduction:

One name always comes to mind when you’re talking about superior air cooling performance. That name is Phanteks. Phanteks has become the light and heavy-weight champion in the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers, like their PH-TC14PE. Phanteks is again entering the ring with a new middle-weight contender called the Phanteks PH-TC12DX. It’s a single stack profile in a push pull configuration. The PH-TC12DX seems especially geared for those higher end rigs and gaming cases that offer very little space around the CPU area.

Today will be looking at this new addition to the Phanteks family of coolers. It carries the same technologies we have seen in Phanteks’ larger coolers, their special P.A.T.S. and C.P.S.C. technologies. The PH-TC12DX sports a smaller profile of just 126 x 57 x 157mm, a nickel plated copper block, four 6mm heat pipes embedded within the block, a blue, aluminum-finned heat stack and two 120mm white and blue PWM fans. All of this is packed together in a smaller footprint. Read on and let’s see if this middle-weight contender can pack a punch like its heavy-weight bigger brother.

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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