Being an air cooling monster like the offering from Noctua, the NH-D14, it weights 970g without any fan installed, 1100g with one fan and 1250g with both fans installed. The heatsink can be found in different colors: silver, blue, orange or red. The fans with U.F.B bearing and nine Maelstrom Vortex Booster blades have the same colors as the heatsinks; if we choose not to install the fans onto the heatsink, we can still use them as case fans, by using the included screws along with the Acoustic Rubber Dampers. As extra accessories, the manufacturer has included a fan splitter and a Q.S.A adaptor for running the fans at 900RPM.
Only the installation of the metal clip for the fans seems a little difficult, in the process of inserting them into the fan clip adaptors.
While going head to head with the Noctua NH-D14, it finally succeeded to beat it by scoring a temperature half degree lower than the previous air cooling king, this while using the stock fans.
When building a new computer system or just upgrading, if we do not decide to go on the water cooling path, this air cooler is an option to take into account.
Considering that this impressive product is only one of the first items from Phanteks, it is interesting to see what other models they will come up with in the future.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler variants can be found for about 79.90 Euros (silver version) or 84.90 Euros (blue, orange, red); these prices put the cooler on the more expensive side.
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