Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler Review

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Today we got a chance to test out the massive Phanteks PH-TC14PE twin tower CPU Cooler. Moving past the sheer size of this thing, you’ll find many more features that are as impressive. For instance, you can pick from blue, white, orange, black, or red for the colors of both your heat-sink and your fans. So if the color pattern of your rig (and massive amounts of CPU cooling) is important to you, this cooler is one you should look into.

Like our previous cooler test, we’ll be using the same socket FM2 (A10-6800k) AMD Test drive computer for this benchmark. However, the previous MSI motherboard that was in the rig had issues and has since been replaced with a better quality Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 board.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE

The Phanteks PH-TC14PE as I said before is massive, and perhaps maybe a little too massive. Due to the size of the heat sink, one of your fans on the heat-sink will overlap with your closet RAM slot. Phanteks recommends just moving your fan up so you can still use that RAM slot. You could even just remove the fan all together, and still be able to use two fans to move air through the heat-sink.

Size issues aside, it’s an impressive cooler. The color customization gives it a little more of a personal touch, but how it performs is what matters. Before we dive into that though, lets check out the specs of the PH-TC14PE.

PH-TC14PE Specs

Dimension (MM – DxWxH) 134 x 140 x 160mm (Without fans)
Fans Included 2
Fan Size 140mm
Max # of Fans 2
Fan Performance 1300 RPM, 88.6 CFM, 19.6 db
Warranty 5 Years
Price $88.48
Socket Compatibility Intel Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

The Phanteks PH-TC14PE supports various Intel and AMD socket variations. Inside the installation kit provided by Phanteks, you’ll find the pieces and tools needed to install your PH-TC14PE. However, you will need your own philips head screwdriver to complete the installation.

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3 Comments

  1. I wonder if there are any viable options for different fans?

    What options for different fans with higher CFM and/or MTBF?

    CoolerMaster JetFlo 120 fans do 95 CFM + 160,000 hours MTBF.

    I saw someone on some different site who has this HSF cooler,
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Scythe Slipstream 120mm fans 110 CFM.

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE normal fan size is 140mm but can use 120mm.

    But I read someone saying they don’t trust Scythe fans anymore.

    The Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120 mm High Speed Fans do have high CFM airflow, but are noisy,
    at 3,000 rpm/83.0 CFM/36.5 dBA, 4,250 rpm/116.5 CFM/44.0dBA, 5,400 rpm/150.1 CFM/50.5dBA.

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