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#1 bp9801

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

OCC reviewer airman takes a look at the latest offering from Phanteks. See how this new model CPU cooler performs in the OCC review of the Phanteks PH-TC14CS - http://www.overclock...nteks_phtc14cs/

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

That is amazing I am really tempted to splurge on phanteks fans and coolers and do a little modding of the family pc. The 80mm fans piss me off so it is time to get some of these phanteks 120/140mm fans in there.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:48 AM

Yeah 80mm fans are dead, and Phanteks makes great stuff. :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

phanteks seems like the new High-End CPU Cooling company to me. They have beat Noctua in my book and they just look cooler.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

These coolers have some very close similarities to Noctua though. The mounting systems are identical - but that doesn't mean that they just used the same OEM. However, the Noctua D14 and the Phanteks PH-TC14PE are also very similar...

Regardless, yes - Phanteks now reigns above all other heatsink manufacturers in my book when it comes to performance.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

These coolers have some very close similarities to Noctua though. The mounting systems are identical - but that doesn't mean that they just used the same OEM. However, the Noctua D14 and the Phanteks PH-TC14PE are also very similar...

Regardless, yes - Phanteks now reigns above all other heatsink manufacturers in my book when it comes to performance.

Correction - When it comes to performance and looks :)

They look so good especially this new black colour I wonder if they will add black to the range of colours for their other cooler

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:14 PM

Be careful what you wish for :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

Be careful what you wish for :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

Haha. It came out shortly after the launch of this version of coolers IIRC

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:16 AM

Eh! Phanteks version of C14. Performance wise better though.
Phanteks are doing a great job by not only copying Noctua's design but improving it.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

I wonder if the coating that they spray it with makes it a little better than the Noctua coolers?
The 140mm PH-TC14CS with red colored fans is on sale for $73.00 with free shipping at Newegg.
Since it will be in a case with no real window, I may get it and compare it to my NZXT Havik 140.

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