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Very true. I guess it can be worthwhile when ordering a lot of stuff since they do tend to have quite good selection. NCIX and tiger seem to never have things I want and unfortunately here in Montreal local retailers are just brutal. It makes the newegg shipping seem good.
 
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The only thing missing in the review is a Thermalright HSF, usually they're both neck-and-neck. Looks like I found my next CPU cooler, as I love the low noise of this thing! :cool:
 
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true; i have 1 since launch day and still going strong; i move my pc once a month like 10 miles on "bumpy roads" like you say :laugh: (well i have a jeep YJ so every road its bumpy :laugh:) and i the motherboard is fine, no problems at all

and for the fun/testing i installed 3 Cooler master excalibur: now i have 5/6 degrees better temps than before under full load (full rpm) and i can beat any CLC systems available easily

8120 4.6ghz 1.41volts inside a thermaltake chaser MK1 with all fans installed (rear fan and grill removed, top front intake, rear top exhaust) 43degrees all cores full load


best air cooler available
How did you oc your 8120 to 4.6GHz with just 1.41v and have 43 degrees?! :wtf: I can't get mine past 4.1ghz with nh-d14 using msi 990fxa-gd80.. what mb do you have?
 
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it depends on what your looking for M1dg3t I wanted a Mass Effect 3 mouse pad from razer as it was red and black matched my entire theme. only 10 i could find in the world via english language mind you of which 8 were in china and 2 were in Canada ;) Thankfully a fellow TPUer helped me out but I digress depends on what you want or look for. Hopefully Phanteks will start to move into canada with greater presence in the near future. The PH-TC14PE is certainly a great cooler. enough so that I will use it in my secondary rig.
Strange how things go sometimes :laugh: We can get the majority of mainstream items here but speciality items/shops can be tricky to come by :eek: We used to have a PC watercooling/mod store in Toronto but it went tits up about 4/5 years ago, i don't know why really. :( They were the only FrozenCPU like store in Canada, that i knew/know about anyways :eek:

Newest.ca does have phanteks.
I think they can now be sourced from Newegg.ca, Ncix.ca & CanadaComputers.com. At the time i purchased, over a year ago now, they were nowhere to be found in Canada :( I try to shop @ CanadaComputers as much as possible, both Newegg & Ncix are American companies. Ncix has fucked me over on several occaisions as well, so i try to avoid them alltogether TBH.
 

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How did you oc your 8120 to 4.6GHz with just 1.41v and have 43 degrees?! :wtf: I can't get mine past 4.1ghz with nh-d14 using msi 990fxa-gd80.. what mb do you have?
Sorry, it was at 4.375 @ 1.41; at the moment of my post i was working on a 4.6GHZ OC my bad.. :laugh:

currently 4.625 (250*18.5) at 1.43v

I replaced the original fans with 3 cooler master excalibur wich moves a lot more air with a Truck Load of pressure; for reference with 2 fans only i can feel air coming back from the heatsink with the excalibur easily, with the stock fans that didnt happen

Im not in my home right now so i cant post screenies, sorry (later i will :toast: )
 
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This review NEEDS a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E and a NH-D14 thrown into the mix...and definitely a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 2 as well, as all of these are the current air cooling champs, beating every single-rad all-in-one watercooling kit, and trading blows with each other, with the difference between them being merely a few degrees here and there, depending on the setup & mounting method.

I had this heatsink for a day, before I replaced it with my Silver Arrow SB-E and I can tell you these have terrible quality control: I found my top fin with the 'Phanteks' logo rattling around on top of the inside of the box, which was not touched on the outside by the courier. It was also this version of the cooler (Black/White) to match my black & windowed Define R4.
 
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Well now! Seem's like I may think about replacing the 'ole Ninja Rev.B !!!!
 

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So today I'm ordering the phanteks (black) and I'll let you guys know what the difference is from my 3770K @ 4.7 on a 212+ versus this and then eventually maybe even with upgraded thermalright fans :D

I'm still narrowing down my stable voltage but I'm closing in on it, will likely be 1.24v and will keep it that way across both tests.

Here are my current details:

Antec Eleven Hundred Case
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
3770k at 4.7ghz (1.24v) with stock TIM on the cpu
Temps in prime95: 78-84-79-76, edit: Passed after 12 hours of prime95.

I'll be moving to:

Rosewill Thor V2
Phanteks PH-TC14PE (2 fan stock)
3770k at 4.7ghz (1.24v) with Arctic Silver 5

It will take a few days to get the items, after that I'll be testing the same way but with 3x Thermalright TR TY-143 fans. I've heard good things about using the TY series with this cooler.

Will let you guys know all the results. Bare in mind, it's pretty hot right now in Montreal and I don't have air conditioning. My room temperature is probably like 25C.

Unfortunately it seems like I may only get the Phanteks and Thor V2 by Monday where as the TYR will probably come in tomorrow afternoon. FrozenCPU 1, Newegg 0
 
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Alright so in my previous post I didn't realize but I was running an older prime95. Got the newer one and got much higher temps and needed 1.255v for 4.7ghz (ultra LLC)

Just to give you an update, I have the Phanteks now with 3x TY-143 fans installed.

My old Hyper 212+: 86-93-90-86 on a 12hr prime95
My current Phanteks + TY-143 x3: 77-84-81-77 after 9~ hours of prime95 and also not giving it any time to cure.

I opened another temp monitor about 1 hour 15 mins ago and now it's like 3-5 degrees lower per core during that period. The TIM hasn't cured yet so it may keep getting better. Overall, I'd recommend the Phanteks to anyone, and if you can afford 3x TY-143's to go give it, it's a bonus for sure.
 
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Ok I just got done installing my Phanteks PF-TC14PE_BK, Had to completely disassemble my computer to put the mounting bracket on, I must say I like this more than how my Xigy S-1283 fits on.
The only problem I have is that my NZXT Sentry 2(10w per channel...)can start up the 2 fans!? they just barely move from left to right maybe a blades width... So I had to spin them with my finger then they started to spin, so in my testing I don't think they where running 100%(now I have them connected to my MB header and they run 100% They are noisy compared to my Cougar fans.
I got this on sale for about $68
On to the testing all test where done same day and at 25c room temp.
Both used MX-2




Sorry phone pic's, my back fan almost works as a 3rd fan, only about 17mm between them.



 

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Alright so in my previous post I didn't realize but I was running an older prime95. Got the newer one and got much higher temps and needed 1.255v for 4.7ghz (ultra LLC)

Just to give you an update, I have the Phanteks now with 3x TY-143 fans installed.

My old Hyper 212+: 86-93-90-86 on a 12hr prime95
My current Phanteks + TY-143 x3: 77-84-81-77 after 9~ hours of prime95 and also not giving it any time to cure.

I opened another temp monitor about 1 hour 15 mins ago and now it's like 3-5 degrees lower per core during that period. The TIM hasn't cured yet so it may keep getting better. Overall, I'd recommend the Phanteks to anyone, and if you can afford 3x TY-143's to go give it, it's a bonus for sure.
Just to give you all a final update on my build with the phanteks:

3770K delidded, CLP on the die, AS5 on the IHS. (Switching to CLU on both today though, long story)

Cooling: Phanteks + TY-143 x3
Overclock: 5ghz
Offset: 0.27 (my manual was 1.45v)
Ultra LLC (Spikes it up to 1.48v on load, goes down to quite low on idle/etc though)

Temps were maximum: 79-86-88-83 after 12 hours of prime95 with 90% ram usage.

After I fix my chip by cleaning it and using CLU instead, both on the die and IHS, I expect it to be somewhere in the vicinity of: 77-82-83-80, the reason for this is I didn't apply the CLP properly in the first place, and also CLU on the IHS should also give me about 3 degrees difference as well versus my non-cured AS5.

To conclude, the Phanteks can safely OC some 3770K's to 5ghz within safe temps. Before while gaming my temps never broke 61c. It was only under stress testing that it went that high. I won't try to push to 5.1ghz since it would probably take me 1.53v and I'm not comfortable doing a 12hr stress test at 1.53v + Ultra LLC.

If anyone would like some additional information about the Phanteks, the OC or anything like that let me know.