Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅31-08-11
Fan Features & 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: 1200+/- 10% RPM, 900+/- 10% RPM with Q.S.A, 780+/- 10% RPM with Q2.S.A
Max Airflow: 78.1 CFM, 60.1 CFM with Q.S.A, 45.1 CFM with Q2.S.A
Acoustical Noise: 19 dBA, 15.2 dBA with Q.S.A, 13.4 dBA with Q2.S.A
Static Pressure: 1.21mm H2O, 0.69mm H2O with Q.S.A, 0.45mm H2O with Q2.S.A

Scope of Delivery:

-1x PH-TC140PE
-1x Patented Thermal Bracket
-2x Screws with plastic washers for Thermal Bracket
-1x Quiet Speed Adaptor (Q.S.A)
-1x Ultra Quiet Speed Adaptor (Q2.S.A)
-1x 3:4 Pin Adaptor
-4x Fan screws
-4x Anti-Vibration Compensators
-8x Anti-Vibration Rubber Pad
Warranty: 5 years

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. Somewhat similarly to Noctua, the fans are bundled with Q.S.A/Q2.S.A adapters to reduce the voltages at which the fans operate. In comparison, Noctua employs L.N.A/U.L.N.A but then again this isn’t unique to the marquee.

What is unique to the PH-F140PE is a patented thermal bracket that allows the fan to be mounted to the side of PCI slots in order to cool expansion cards like hot running GPUs. This is a brilliant concept as it is compatible with all cases. In retrospect, it has the same benefits and use as Lian Li’s BS-06 with none of the drawbacks of case compatibility.

In terms of fan speed, the PH-F140PE is again very similar to Noctua NH-D14. Both operate at 1200RPM and have their speed reduced to 900RPM at 7V. At 5v, the Phanteks operates at 780RPM as opposed to 750RPM but the discrepancy is negligible.

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