Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review

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 The Phanteks PH-TC12DX Review Final Verdict

The Phanteks PH-TC12DX really impresses me. With temperatures only 2 degrees higher on average than the PH-TC14PE, the PH-TC12DX offers a heck of a lot of cooling, and a unique color matching look for a rather good price. At prices around $49.99, I wouldn’t see a reason not to recommend this cooler. This cooler should offer a rather decent overclock considering it’s temperatures are only a hair away from the best air coolers we’ve seen on the AMD A10-6800k.

Phantek PH-TC12DX Review


Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler

ModCrash Recommended


  • Kit includes everything you’ll ever need to get your new CPU cooler installed. (Except a screwdriver)
  • 18 Degree drop in max temperature over the stock cooler.
  • Very quiet even at full loads.
  • Numerous color options of both heat-sink and fan to fit your design.


  • Fan mount clips require another piece of hardware that must be installed.

The only con I had about the PH-TC12DX is the fan clip adapters. I spoke about them previously in the PH-TC14PE review, but I’ll quickly touch on them again here.

In order to install the fan you have to push in 4 tiny fan clip adapters. It’s not back breaking work and it doesn’t take hours to do, but it’s another step in a process that could be simplified by using different fan clips. On a positive note, the fan clip adapters are very sturdy and should hold your fan more securely than the alternative.

The Phantek PH-TC12DX is just a beautiful work of art, with some serious performance behind it. With a low price tag, good looks, and excellent cooling, I can’t do anything but recommend this cooler to you. For that reason, we’ve awarded the PH-TC12DX with the ModCrash Recommended award.


The PhanteksPH-TC12DX CPU Cooler was provided by Phanteks, and the AMD Test system was provided by AMD through the AMD Test Drive Program.

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