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Phanteks Introduces PH-TC14PE Premier CPU Cooler

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Phanteks announced the launch of its Premier CPU cooler PH-TC14PE with patented C.P.S.C and P.A.T.S. technology. The PH-TC14PE will be available in four models, standard color and Blue/Red/Orange Edition

Phanteks coolers are designed with patented Cold Plasma Spraying Coating Technology (C.P.S.C), a brand new technologic forming deposit that displaces heat onto corresponding metals at a quicker rate. With this technology, Phanteks coolers enhances thermal conductivity on the soldered surfaces of the heatpipes through the copper deposits.

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I'm in the market for a new CPU cooler, and looking at this I see a lot of buzzwords. Are any of these "patented technologies" actually any good, or just marketing gimmicks?
 
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The D14 has a brother...^_^
 

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this looks really cool.
 
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Haven't I seen you somewhere before?

The D14 has a brother...^_^
It's a clone! The Empire is up to no good!!

Well, you know what they say... if you can't beat em, copy em.
 
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Basically what they all do these days are just making coolers bigger and bigger. It's like making a 12 liter V24 engine instead of twin turbocharged 6 liter V12 engine. They really need to start using some new tech, better than heatpipes and move away from bigger and bigger coolers. Optimization instead of raw power (or shall we say raw size in this case).
 
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I'd rather have a high pressure 120mm than those slow 140mm. Its quite inefficient as well, with the 140 having a bigger deadspot.
 
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Well if you don't like Noctua's brown/beige, here's your alternative.
 
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A few reviews show this actually beats the D14. Thats impressive if the price is right and you dont have to look at that ugly brown and beige. :toast:
 
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It costs even more than the Noctua NH-D14, but has 1 year less warranty. I think i will stick with my NH-D14. And the difference is less than 1°C under load on a overclocked i7.
 
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It costs even more than the Noctua NH-D14, but has 1 year less warranty. I think i will stick with my NH-D14. And the difference is less than 1°C under load on a overclocked i7.
I have yet to see a cooler to break down somehow. Except those with defective heatpipes where gas escaped from the tubes. But those are usually DOA.
 
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A few reviews show this actually beats the D14. Thats impressive if the price is right and you dont have to look at that ugly brown and beige. :toast:
Save yourself some cash and go Silver Arrow?
 

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The mounting system for the fans also seems to look a lot like the NH D14....were they the OEM's for Noctua??
 
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If it wasnt for price id have this, shame as at that price you can get a simple all in one cpu water cooling solution like a Corsair or something.
 
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One of the forum members on here is doing a review on this, so hopefully he'll post it up when he's see this.
 
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If it wasnt for price id have this, shame as at that price you can get a simple all in one cpu water cooling solution like a Corsair or something.
I guess their patented "Cold Plasma Spraying Coating Technology" really put a price premium on it. And then there's the Blue/Red/Orange Editions...
 
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I have yet to see a cooler to break down somehow. Except those with defective heatpipes where gas escaped from the tubes. But those are usually DOA.
The fans break down, i have seen it many times. And one year longer on the Noctua is one year longer. And the Noctua is cheaper.
 
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The fans break down, i have seen it many times. And one year longer on the Noctua is one year longer. And the Noctua is cheaper.

The Noc was the same price when it came out.
 
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Meaning what? I am not saying you should not buy the cooler. On the contrary, i think it is a great performer. All i am saying is, for more money, you get 1 year less warranty, and equal performance.
 
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DOA :slap: hasn't anyone told these guys the age of the fin fan heatsink is over, it's all about water cooling now.... Why didn't they produce something to compete in that market instead atleast that's what I would have done and I would have made different versions for different cases like an 3x180mm RAD for those with the RV02 case :toast:
 
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Looks good IMO. This competition will force prices down a bit all around on air cooling so this is a win for everyone. Perhaps if we're really lucky Noctua will give us some options on fan colors in the future. Of course that won't be much of an issue since I'm growing up and really don't want a windowed case =/
 
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Meaning what? I am not saying you should not buy the cooler. On the contrary, i think it is a great performer. All i am saying is, for more money, you get 1 year less warranty, and equal performance.
Just pointing it out is all.