Phanteks PH-TC14PE (vs. Noctua NH-D14) CPU Cooler Review

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Competition is fierce in the high-end air cooling market as there are a plethora of performance CPU coolers available from numerous brands.  The highest performance air cooler to date is still the Noctua NH-D14. It still hasn’t been matched by any other model in our tests, letting us achieve some very impressive overclocks.

Today we are going to look at the Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU cooler which is designed to battle head on with the likes of the Noctua NH-D14.  Phanteks may not be a very well known brand in enthusiast circles but we can’t help but get a little excited by the PH-TC14PE cooler.  It features a similar sandwich design to the Noctua NH-D14 and also features large 140mm fans, but the big question is – can it take on the D14 in the ultra high end sector?

Specification

  • Compatibility: Socket LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, AM2/2+/3/3+
  • Material: Nickel plated copper base and heatpipes, aluminium fins
  • Fans: 2x 140mm Phanteks PH-F140 140, UFB bearing, 9 blades
  • Fan Speed: 1200 RPM (900 RPM with Q.S.A.)
  • Max Airflow: 78.1 CFM (60.1 CFM with Q.S.A.)
  • Noise Level: 19 dBA (15.2 dBA with Q.S.A.)
  • MTBF: >150 000
  • Heatsink Dimensions (without fan): 134 x 140 x 160 mm (LxWxH)
  • Heatsink Dmensions (with dual fans): 159 x 140 x 171 mm (LxWxH)
  • Heatsink Weight (without fan): 970 g
  • Heatsink Weight (with fan): 1100/1250g (single/dual fan)
  • Warranty: 5 years
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  • Eugene

    Well I wasnt expecting this. I can imagine Zardon might want to get his hands on one too

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  • Dirk S

    Yeah ive read a few other reviews and they all say its a little better than D14. its impressive as hell, but they just keep getting bigger and bigger. Its why the liquid coolers like H100 do so well, the CPU mounting b lock doesnt get in the way of anything.

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  • Lancaster IV

    Why are they only sending out the blue one for sampling? id like to see the others. blue is nice though. Black would rock. or black with gold accenting. custom orders? :)

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  • ted

    Did you guys try it with a third fan? I’m curious what[if any] are the temp differences. I might put this in a Fortress FT02

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