Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅22-04-12
Fan Features and Specifications

Phanteks PH-F140TS 140mm premium fans are designed using the unique Maelstrom concept technology. With its nine blades and MVB feature, it’ll produce powerful yet silent downdraft airflow. Long lifespan and rotation stability is made possible with the UFB bearing, composed by MOSS and SSC systems. Speed adjustments can be done using the QSA adapters. The stylish octagon frame allows for 120mm fittings. PH-F140TS is setting a new standard of performance and compatibility.


MVB (Maelstrom Vortex Booster)
The nine blades are positioned in a way that it provides powerfully controlled airflow. The MVB produces a downdraft vortex allowing air passage through the surface to produce a significantly better performance while keeping the noise level down.

UFB Bearing (Updraft Floating Balance Bearing)
Phanteks’ UFB bearings are composed by MOSS and SSC system. MOSS has an effective fan hub-blade ratio to achieve a dynamic balance, thus floating the axis for minimal air noise. SSC increases the bearing life span to ensure that the fan axis is consistently operating without mechanical noise.

Polarity Auto-Restart Protection
Phanteks’ unique fan circuit design provides a Fan Polarity Auto-Restart feature. The sensor inside of the fan will constantly send a series of rectangular signals to your PC motherboard indicating that the fan is working correctly. The unique restart feature provides optimal support and protection.

Speeds settings by unique Q.S.A adapters and Anti-acoustic kits
Phanteks PH-F140TS comes with unique Q.S.A adapters for 1200, 900, 750RPM speed setting flexibility. Anti-Vibration compensators and rubber pads eliminate the buzzing sound and absorb the vibration noise.

Patented Thermal Bracket
The Thermal Bracket enhances the thermal convection inside of the PC case and helps reduce the dust gathering on the GPU, motherboard and other components. Phanteks Thermal Bracket with the PH-F140TS fans is the only solution for the GPU thermal convection issue. The Thermal Bracket is designed to fit any expansion slots with washers for silent and solid uses.


Model: PH-F140TS
Type: CPU Cooler and Case Fan
Fan Dimension: 140x140x25mm
Bearing Type: UFB bearing (Updraft Floating Balance Bearing)
Blade Geometry: 9 blades design with M.V.B (Updraft Floating Balance Bearing) design
Input Current: 0.15A
Rate Voltage: DC 12V
Input Power: 1.8W
MTBF: > 150,000 hours
Speed Sensor: 3 pins
Cable length: 400mm

Fan Speed: 1300+/- 10% RPM, 700-1200+/-10% RPM with PWM adapters
Max Airflow: 88.6 CFM, 45.1-78.1 CFM with PWM adapters
Acoustical Noise: 19.6 dBA, 13.4-19 dBA with PWM adapters
Static Pressure: 1.37mm H2O, 0.45mm-1.21mm with PWM adapters

Once again, we have a very comprehensive break down of the Phanteks fan’s features. The PH-F140TS features some very unique technologies to increase airflow. One of its major advantages is its octagonal shape which creates a 140mm fan that is compatible with 120mm mounting, not dissimilar to Noctua NF-P14 and Thermalright’s TR TY-140s. Unlike the TY-140, the Phanteks fan is more regular in shape. The fan uses a unique UFB bearing that aims to increase lifespan, reduce mechanical noise and maintain performance. MVB is there to create more direct airflow. In some ways, it is akin to Silverstone’s Penetrator fans and thus creates a better wind tunnel effect. This is advantageous when directing air through the heatsink without “leakages” to the side. A major change by Phanteks is bundling PWM adapters in place of their Q.S.A voltage adapters. This gives users far better control of the fan speed via BIOS or compatible software.

One thing to note is that the fan is rated at slightly higher speeds than previously. In our original overview of the PH-F140TS fans, the specifications rated them at 1200RPM whereas Phanteks now rate them at 1300RPM, thus boosting performance and static pressure at the expense of more noise. However, when using the PWM adapters, the fans operate at their previous “normal” speed. In our review, we had the adapters installed at all times and simply controlled fan speed via PWM control in the tests.

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