Phanteks PH-TC12DX Review 10

Phanteks PH-TC12DX Review

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From the Phanteks website:
Phanteks was founded by a group of engineers with a total of 20 years of international experience in thermal solutions. They paired up with a Dutch design team and established Phanteks in 2007. Phanteks ventured into the CPU-cooling industry with two goals in mind: high-end quality and innovative products in thermal solutions.

Phanteks is a newcomer to the world of CPU coolers, but that is not stopping them from turning heads. They are continuing to push their way into the market with exceptional products. Their offering of unique, anodized aluminum coolers in a multitude of different colors is making enthusiasts take notice, and the fantastic warranty they offer gives them another advantage over some of their competitors.

The Netherlands-based company's big claim to fame came with the PH-TC14PE. It immediately became a challenger of Noctua's famous NH-D14 after its release, and Phanteks didn't dawdle after that initial success. They continued to introduce more cooling products at various price points, which has allowed them to meet the needs of many PC enthusiasts looking for good cooling through a quality product that is backed by a great warranty. Then there are, of course, the downdraft-style PH-TC14CS and more traditional PH-TC12DX that round out their product stack. Phanteks might be relatively new when it comes to CPU coolers, but they have shown that they know how to create top-tier cooling products.

The cooler I will review today is the Phanteks PH-TC12DX. It is a more traditional U-type tower cooler with dual fans. While nowhere near as large as the flagship PH-TC14PE, it does share the same flashy looks and unique color options. With two fans and a unique design, it should be a solid performer, but looks can be deceiving. That said, it is time to see what enthusiasts can expect from the PH-TC12DX by Phanteks.

SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminum (Fins) & Copper (Base & Heatpipes)
Dimensions: 126 mm x 107 mm x 157 mm (w/ Dual Fans)
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 4pcs
Weight: 880 g (w/ Dual Fans)
FANS:Model: PH-F120 PWM
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 600 - 1800 RPM (w/ PWM)
Fan Airflow: 23 - 68.5 CFM
Fan Noise: 21.9 - 27.6 dBA
FEATURES:C.P.S.C Technology to enhance thermal conductivity
Fans use Updraft Floating Balance (U.F.B) bearing
PH-NDC thermal compound made of nano diamonds included
WARRANTY:Five year
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