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    Default Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    As more and more CPU coolers appear in today's market, the competition is fierce and looking for the right design can pose some challenges. The various options out there can make it hard to determine which cooler is the right one for you. Though many coolers are designed to look the same, not all are made to perform with exceptional thermal cooling power. Today we will be taking a look at the Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK cooler. If you know the name Phanteks, it goes without saying that Phanteks makes some of the top performing air coolers on the market.We have seen coolers ranging from small to large, some with exceptional thermal properties, others not so much. All of these coolers use the typical single or twin tower designs, proving that being typical isn't always the best. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS-BK is anything but your typical CPU cooler design, the unique touches made by Phanteks really makes this cooler stand out. The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is designed in a horizontal position or in a "updraft floating balance", where fans are mounted on the bottom and top of the cooler. Will this design provide better thermal performance or will this design hinder it? As we take a closer look at this cooler we will soon find out.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Another great review Kenny!
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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Thanks Buddy!!

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    nice review kenny
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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Very nice review Kenny. Phanteks come through again.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Nice review Kenny!

    Phanteks does make great coolers IMO.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    I like the cooler, but it may not be feasible to use other than the first RAM slot on some motherboards. So I'm beginning to think that it's ~always~ a good idea to use low profile RAM. (just in case you swap boards and have fitment problems)

    Good review and a good read too Kenny.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Thanks All,

    Yea, like with most larger air coolers they tend to block ram dimms not mater what board you have.
    This one just happens to block all of them since the position of the cooler is horizontal vs vertical like others.

    If you plan on using large coolers its always a good ideal to plan ahead and stick with low profile ram. This way you won't run into problems.
    The only hassle with these coolers is that is you need to change out your ram it can post to be more difficult, but not unreasonable hard to do.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    I hav a PHANTEKS Cooler in my Azza 4000.case .cooling my i7 1366 980z cpu.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Great review as always Kenny!

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Nice review. This is the cooler I have planned for my build.

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Good review Kenny ! Can't wait to see the new Deepcool review

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    Default Re: Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Good review Kenny ! Can't wait to see the new Deepcool review
    Thanks!!

    We have a few coolers that will be coming up soon..
    Don't forget we have the new Xigmatek one also...

    The Deepcool will be up in a few weeks..

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