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Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review

The Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU cooler ships in Phanteks’ trademark black and white packaging. A snapshot of the TC12DX’s heatsink and fan is located on the box’s front side, in addition to smaller images showing each available colour (black, red, blue and white).

A multi-lingual product overview is printed on the rear side of the box.

Phanteks outlines the TC12DX cooler’s key features on the left side of its box. Phanteks is clearly very proud that this single tower heatsink uses the same patented P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield) technology that is found on its higher-end PH-TC14PE dual tower cooler, the in-depth review of which can be read here.

The box shows that another of Phanteks’ patented enhancements – C.P.S.C. (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating) – is incorporated by the PH-TC12DX CPU cooler.

A pair of installation manuals covers the necessary steps in many languages, including English, German and Spanish.

The PH-TC12DX cooler’s bundle consists of: installation hardware for all AMD and Intel sockets, two sets of fan clips and connectors, four anti-vibration rubber strips, a dual 4-pin fan connector, and a large tube of Phanteks’ PH-NDC thermal compound.

We are pleased to see that Phanteks understands the importance of a fully secure mount and is enforcing this by using strong metal materials for its SoliSku mounting kits. Flimsy plastic backplates simply aren’t adequate for securing an almost 1kg block of metal to a motherboard.

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