Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler Review

Editor: Sahil Mannick  Date: 31-08-11   9 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Phanteks courtesy of CaseKing
MSRP: 79.90€/84.90€ for coloured edition

Computex is a time for companies to divulge their latest products to the world, however weird and wonderful these might be. Most of the time, these are merely working progress of innovative concepts and thus never end up in the market. But while many focus their attentions on established marquees, many new companies go unnoticed, Phanteks being one of them. This is mostly likely down to the fact that Phanteks have only revealed their entry into the CPU cooling market publically today, shrouding themselves in secrecy as they designed a cooler to rule them all. Phanteks today are not only unveiling their brand to the world but also their latest cooler, the PH-TC14PE. While not as catchy as Thermalright’s naming scheme or as short and sweet as Noctua’s product codes, the PH-TC14PE promises to become a house hold name within the enthusiast realm. In my years of doing CPU cooler reviews and seeing new companies appear, I have yet to see one plan their launch in such secrecy and with such intent on championing the market. It’s a big risk on their behalf as anything less than a spectacular product release could lead to their demise. So can the PH-TC14PE be the revolutionary product we have all been waiting for?


So what exactly is Phanteks’ mysterious PH-TC14PE? To start with, the PH-TC14PE is a brand new dual radiator cooler. These types of coolers are no stranger to us as they have been successfully implemented by Noctua with the NH-D14, and Thermalright with their Silver Arrow. The two are currently our two best performing and beating them isn’t exactly an easy task so Phanteks have designed their PH-TC14PE to feature the former two coolers’ best aspects in their bid to claim the performance crown. As such, the PH-TC14PE boasts some of the best specifications of any coolers we have seen to date. The dual radiator cooler employs five 8mm copper heat pipes each ends going through separate linearly aligned upright towers, a dense aluminium fin array with patented technologies to boost thermal conductivity and increase cooling performance in the form of C.P.S.C and P.A.T.S respectively, and two premium 140mm 1200RPM fans to ensure optimal thermal transfer at low noise levels. Perhaps the cooler’s best feature and one that enthusiasts will rejoice to hear about is the range of colours the PH-TC14PE comes available in; white, blue, orange and red (being reviewed here today). One of the complaints we see countless times with Noctua’s NH-D14 and Thermalright’s Silver Arrow is the companies’ somewhat stubborn choice of fan colour, and immediately we see Phanteks addressing this issue with not just one colour scheme but an array of them.

On initial impressions, Phanteks appear to be on the right path for cooling supremacy combining the best features of other competitive products and fixing some of their shortcomings. Can all this hype transfer successfully to the real world?

A bit about Phanteks:
Phanteks, is a company with more than 20 years international experience in providing thermal solutions. From specialists in providing thermal solutions we have now expanded to a company offering multiple product solutions.

With our thorough technical skills and marketing expertise, we fully optimize the products with thermal possibilities and capabilities. We have always been able to achieve the maximum due to our passion in finding and discovering new technical developments. Phanteks design team which has a base in Europe situated in Holland, consists of creative researchers, designers and developers have always been successful in spotting the exact needs of gamers. This results in our quality products.

Our expertise means no job is impossible, and that every customer is given a professional and personal service that is rare in today’s marketplace. We meet our customers’ expectations with superior products, customer service and industry knowledge.

Despite only announcing their product line today, Phanteks have a wealth of expertise in this domain adding another credential to their line-up of features. Let’s see if they can take on the challenge set by Noctua and Thermalright.





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