Wednesday, October 26th 2011

PHANTEKS TC14PE Now Available for Purchase

The high-end CPU-Cooler from the newcomer PHANTEKS is available immediately at Caseking.de. This cooler with the name "TC14PE" already managed to receive numerous awards for its excellent performance. PHANTEKS employs multiple features to achieve such extraordinary results: a patented surface at the nano-level, twin tower design and two high-performance 140 mm fans. For the perfect looks to go with the installed hardware, the cooler is available in blue, orange red or silver.

The young company PHANTEKS has invested more than two years into the development of the TC14PE CPU coolers, as their goal was not simply to produce a good CPU cooler, but to lead the performance charts. Instead of focusing on the best heat dissipation of an open test bench, PHANTEKS has made sure that the TC14PE performs best in its intended setting - a closed system.

To achieve this incredible level of performance, PHANTEKS utilizes numerous groundbreaking new technologies. While the TC14PE cooler also offers a large overall size - much like most other high-end coolers, but the potent new aspects are found in the small details.

Both the main features only become visible when looking closely at the cooler. One is the „Cold Plasma Spraying Coating Technology“ (C.P.S.C), which increases the surface area at the nano-level on the surface of each separate fin. This increases the overall dissipation area, further reducing the temperatures. This technology is even more important at all connecting points between cooler base, heat-pipes and individual fins, as these traditionally tend to be the weak links in the chain of heat dissipation.

But the second technology is the surface to enhance thermal conductivity by the name of „Physical Anti-Oxidant Thermal Shield“ (P.A.T.S). This surface reflects heat coming from surrounding hardware like the graphic card, chip-set or memory instead of adding to the temperature of the material. This technology is especially beneficial in a closed system in which such a cooler is traditionally used instead of open testing stations.

The TC14PE utilizes five 8 mm thick heat-pipes which spread the heat evenly to the two large cooling towers. These are available in various different colors, so that it fits the style of the entire system. In addition to the colored coolers, PHANTEKS also includes fitting fans in these colors. The cooler is currently available in blue, orange, red or silver.

PHANTEKS includes two 140mm fans with these coolers, with the possibility to install a third one right out of the box. The fans are also available separately and ship with a patented thermal bracket, which allows for the installation of the fan in various locations of a chassis. Besides the large dimensions of these fans, which already allows these to move an exceptional amount of air while generating very little noise, PHANTEKS has engineered the fins in such a matter to further increase the fans efficiency.

The resulting 130 m³/h at a mere 19 dB(A) is certainly not a statement to be taken lightly, but for those who would like to reduce the already quiet operating noise of these fan even further, PHANTEKS includes a pair of „Quiet Speed Adapters“ Q.S.A. These reduce the rotation speed from 1200 RPM to a mere 900 or 750 RPM respectively. while still pushing over 100 m³/h at 15.2 dB(A) and 76 m³/h at just 13.4 db(A). These numbers can also be attributed to the high-quality UFB bearing, which also increases the overall live span to an impressive MTBF of 150.000 h.

Last, but not least, the PHANTEKS TC14PE cooler is future proof, thanks to the SolisKu mounting kit. It does not only support all current sockets from AMD (Socket FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2) and Intel (Socket 1366, 1155, 1156, 775), but also allows for installation of the cooler on the upcoming LGA 2011 socket found on Intel X79 based motherboards.

The PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler in the blue, red, orange and silver is available immediately starting at 79.90 Euro exclusively at www.caseking.de.
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20 Comments on PHANTEKS TC14PE Now Available for Purchase

#1
douglatins
Its better than the SA from what ive seen, fugly though
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#2
VulkanBros
Cool ;) - but no AM3+ :(

Technical details:

Dimensions: 140 x 159.7 x 171 mm (WxHxD)
Material: Nickel-Copper (base plate, heat pipes), specially coated aluminum (blades)
Color (cooler / fan): orange / white and orange
Weight: 1,250 / 970 g (with / without fan)
Heatpipes: 5 x 8 mm
Fan: 2x 140 mm PH-F140
Volume: 19 / 15.2 / 13.4 dB (A)
Speed​​: 1,200 / 900 / 750 rpm /
Airflow: 130.9 / 100.7 / 75.6 m³ / h
Life expectancy: 150,000 hours
compatibility:
Intel Socket 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011
AMD Socket AM2, AM2 +, AM3 (requires reference backplate)
Warranty: 5 years
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#3
Kantastic
by: VulkanBros
Cool ;) - but no AM3+ :(
Socket AM3+ is identical to AM2/+/3.

I find it ironic they have 4 different colors but no black. Hello?
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#5
Sasqui
I like the looks of these. Also appear well engineered and good materials, the surface treatment on the fins looks odd but good, is it just for looks or does it help performance?

Proof will be in the testing.
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#6
Th3pwn3r
by: Kevinheraiz
*cough* NH D14 *cough*;)
This LOOKS far better. Now I just wonder if it performs better than the D14, if it does I'll take one since Noctua feels the need to torture me with hideous looking products.
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#7
DeAtHWiSh
Can't wait to see a review of this versus the Noctua NH-D14.

It would be impressive to see it beat it and offer a better price since Noctua's pricing breaks the wallet a bit.
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#8
Sir B. Fannybottom
by: Th3pwn3r
This LOOKS far better. Now I just wonder if it performs better than the D14, if it does I'll take one since Noctua feels the need to torture me with hideous looking products.
The only ugly thing about noctua is their fans, I think their heatsinks look cool...
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#9
The_
:shadedshu shame on you, this is old news :shadedshu

I was reading reviews of this cooler over a month ago, it's a rip off - of a rip off - of a rip off - of a good cooler.

Fannytech copies Shut-up's Dark rock pro which had copied the Thermalwrong Silver arrow which had copied the O.G. NH-D14

Yes, the names of the above companies have been hidden in order to protect their identities. They did not wish to be named and shamed, but I'm sure you can work out who they really are.
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#11
LAN_deRf_HA
I thought the reviews showed it performing better than the D14? If this steals the D14s market then good. I don't know what insanity is driving the Noctua and Thermalright fan color schemes but it's about time they got a kick in the ass for that shit.
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#12
Th3pwn3r
by: Kevinheraiz
The only ugly thing about noctua is their fans, I think their heatsinks look cool...
I should have been a bit more specific BUT come on, Noctua packages their heatsink with an ugly fan so, that's grounds. I do love how my D14 and Noctua fans perform though, no doubt about that.
I don't know what insanity is driving the Noctua and Thermalright fan color schemes but it's about time they got a kick in the ass for that shit.
Couldn't agree more. Oh well, I'm a big boy now and switching to a window-less case.
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#13
Huddo93
In my opinion, if Noctua was smart, they would sell the D-14 without fans, and allow enthusiasts to put their own fans in there instead. Would get rid of any crappy coloured fans and make us all happy :D
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#14
Inceptor
Well, a head to head review with the NH-D14 where the Noctua is fitted with 2 140mm fans to match this Phantek, would be interesting. There's not much room for variation in performance -- if the fans have the same CFM, the performance of the heatpipes and fins is all important...
They say that it will reflect heat from the surrounding heat sinks? Potentially good if you've got a case with exceptionally high air flow. If not, then having a tower cooler that absorbs more of the surrounding thermal excess is a good thing, and is beneficial to the durability of your VRM and motherboard.

It sounds good, but, I'm still leaning towards the NH-D14 for my next cooler. Even though the fans look ugly.
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#15
tjmagneto
by: btarunr

The PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler in the blue, red, orange and silver is available immediately starting at 79.90 Euro exclusively at caseking.de.
Immediately starting at nearly $112.00 USD if I plugged the numbers into the currency converter correctly. :eek:
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#16
D4S4
woah, what a load of marketing bs.
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#17
npp
by: D4S4
woah, what a load of marketing bs.
Can't help but agree. Check the best twin tower design from 5 years ago, check out the best one you can find in retail right now. We're talking 2-3 degrees difference in cooling performance, no show stopper by any means. If you like the cooler color and you're ready to spend the bucks over stock, then think about how many hours a day do you spend admiring your CPU's cooler color, anyway. Come on, you're reading techPOWERup, save those bucks for a healthy upgrade :)
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Blegh, Id love to check this out, but they need to sell here Stateside at newegg.
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#20
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I don't care if this thing is similar to other coolers..I want both the red and the blue one. It's IS fairly expensive, and doesn't seem to be avaialble up here, but if anything, that just makes me want one all that much more.
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