Phanteks are a relatively new brand to the high end air cooling market but are certainly a force to be reckoned with. We tested their first CPU cooler, the PH-TC14PE a few months back and it achieved great results, beating the almighty Noctua NH-D14 in our temperature tests. So we were very excited when Phanteks offered us a sample of their latest high-end CPU cooler.
Today we are going to look at the PH-TC14CS CPU cooler from Phanteks. It's clear that there are a few key design similarities with the PH-TC14PE but the fundamental design of the cooler is very different. The PH-TC14CS uses a C-shaped heatpipe design so that the fans can blow downwards towards the CPU socket.
In our tests, we will be comparing the Phanteks PH-TC14CS with the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow.
- Socket Compatibility: Intel LGA2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 775 and AMD FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
- Fan Model: 2x 140mm PH-F140 Fans with PWM adapter
- Fan Speed: 1300 RPM
- Max. Airflow: 88.6 CFM
- Max. Noise Level: 19.6 dBA
- Fan Speed (PWM): 700 – 1200 RPM
- Max Airflow (PWM): 45.1 – 78.1 CFM
- Max Noise Level (PWM): 13.4 – 19 dBA
- Dimensions (Dual Fans): 160 x 151 x 140.5
- Dimensions (Single Fan): 160 x 151 x 112
- Dimensions (No Fans): 160 x 151 x 112
- Weight (Dual/Single/No Fans): 900/750/600g