Phanteks is an IT manufacturer founded in 2007 and located in The Netherlands. Phanteks is focused on producing CPU cooling solutions, fans and high quality cases. Phanteks established themselves on the IT market with the release of their first product, the PH-TC14PE CPU cooler which was a great success in the overclocking community.


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Packaging and accessories

The PH-TC14PE model comes packaged in a multicolored box on a white background.
The front side of the box presents the product & the colors available of the product. In the upper right corner, we find placed the name & logo of the manufacturer while the name of the product is placed below.


The sides of the box present the features & specifications of the product.

The back side of the packaging presents the features of the product in 9 different languages.


The product comes with the following accessories:
–    2x User Manual
–    2x Ph-F140 fans
–    12x Fan clip adapters
–    6x Metal fan clips
–    6x Acoustic rubber bars
–    8x Case fan screws
–    1x Fan Splitter
–    1x PWM Adapter 700-1200 RPM
–    1x PH-NDC Thermal Compound
–    Common Required Mounting Parts:
–    1x Mounting Plate with Spring Screws
–    1x Mounting Plate Screw
–    AMD:
–    2x Strip Adapter
–    4x Socket Screws
–    4x White Studs
–    Intel LGA 2011:
–    4x Socket Screws
–    Intel LGA 155x/1366/775:
–    4x Socket Screws
–    4x Screw Nuts
–    4x Black Studs
–    2x Strip Adapters
–    1x Backplate



Model No: PH-TC14PE_BK
Type: Heatsink and Fans
Intel Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
Color: Blue, White, Red, Orange, Black
Copper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
Aluminum (Cooling Fins/ Top Cover)
Patented P.A.T.S (Physical Anti-Oxidant Thermal Shield)
Patented C.P.S.C (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating) Technology
Fan Model: PH-F140 Premium Fan with PWM Adapter.
Fan Size: 140 x 140 x 25mm (Dual Fans included)
Fan Compatibility:    
140 x 140 x 25mm (3pcs) / 120 x 120 x 25mm (3pcs)
(Third fan clips and accessories included)
Bearing Type: UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
Blade Geometry: Nine White Colored Blades with MVB (Maelstrom Vortex Booster) Design
RPM: 1300 ± 10%
Max Air Flow: 88.6 CFM
Max Air Pressure: 1.37mm H2O
Acoustical Noise: 19.6 dB (A)
RPM with PWM Adapter: 700 – 1200 RPM ± 10%
Max Air Flow with PWM: 45.1CFM – 78.1 CFM
Max Air Pressure with PWM: 0.45 – 1.21mm H2O
Acoustical Noise with PWM: 13.4 – 19 dB (A)
Input Power: 2.8W
Current (Ampere): 0.24A
Rate Voltage: 12V
MTBF: >150,000 hr.
– Heatsink Dimensions without Fan: 134 x 140 x 160mm (LxWxH)
– Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fans: 159 x 140 x 171mm (LxWxH)
– Heatsink Weight without Fan: 970g
– Heatsink Weight with Fans: 1110 / 1250g (Single/Dual)
Package Dimensions: 167 x 214 x 190mm (LxWxH)


Visual inspection

The PH-TC14PE model comes accompanied by two high quality PH-F140HP fans, the cooler uses 5 heatpipes each measuring 8mm in diameter. The Phanteks logo is embossed on the top of each tower of the cooler.


The cooler’s 5 heatpipes are arranged in a U shape for a better heat dissipation, also the heatpipes are made out of nickel-plated copper, the base of the cooler is also made out of nickel-plated copper. The build quality and materials used are exceptional.


The two included PH-F140HP fan have the same build quality as the cooler, the wire is covered entirely by a high-quality sleeve and the metallic clips make contact with the frame of the fan through a rubber washer on each corner of the frame, thus eliminating any vibrations.



The following system was used to test the cooler:
–    Processor: Intel i5 4690K @ 3.9 GHz and overclocked to 4.5 GHz
–    Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC
–    RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @ 2133MHz
–    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Gaming
–    SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
–    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB
–    PSU: Seasonic M12II-520 EVO Edition Bronze 520W
–    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
–    Thermal compound: Arctic Cooling MX-4


Software used for testing the cooler:
–    AIDA64 Extreme Version: 5.00.3300 (12/8/2014)
–    Intel Burn Test v2.54
–    Prime95 28.5


The cooler was tested with the CPU at the default turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz and overclocked to 4.5 GHz with a core voltage of 1.187 V.
Also, the included fans have been used at maximum speed.
The room temperature was approximately 22°C (71°F), with 2°C margin of error.
The idle test consists of the CPU sitting idle at the desktop for 30 minutes, the temperature was measured at the end of the test.
The settings of the software used are the following:
Intel Burn Test v2.54 – Stress level: Maximum
Prime95 28.5 – small FFT
AIDA64 Extreme Version – Temperature monitoring.
Each test was conducted for 40 minutes.


The test results are as follows(updated graphs):



Full Load


The noise level was measured at three different distances from the fans (10cm, 20cm, 30cm.) the noise was measured with a margin of error of ± 5 db.


The space between the DIMM slots and the front fan is approximately 35mm.


Final thoughts

Without doubt the PH-TC14PE cooler maintains the prestige of Phanteks through its exceptional performance and build quality, with a great price-performance ratio. The accessory bundle is rich, Phanteks offering two 140mm PH-F140HP high quality fans that have PWM function and a tube of PH-NDC thermal compound.
In conclusion, the PH-TC14PE cooler is the right choice, having an excellent performance and build quality with a unique design and being available in 5 colors, thus surpassing numerous more expensive cooling solutions.

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