Overall Score 3.9  

Introduction

We reviewed the Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler and liked it. It has some good qualities at a good price and will give the owners of small form factor systems another good option for cooling their CPUs. We also received the Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU Cooler at the same time and have reviewed them pretty much back to back. The PH-TC14S is a completely different cooler however, not intended for small form factor systems but instead normal system application.

There is a minor difference, the PH-TC14S is designed to have zero memory compatibility issues. It also has performance specifications based on the PH-TC14PE but in a slimmer form. Also, just like the Phanteks PH-TC12LS, the PH-TC14S includes a high performance fan, the PH-F140HP PWM, which claims to have ultra-high static pressure performance amongst other things. Interestingly, the Phanteks website claims three of the PH-F140HP PWM fans can be fitted to this cooler, however we will only test with one. We appreciate the Phanteks PH-TC12LS, let’s see how the PH-TC14S gets on.

Specification

Model NumberPH-TC14S
Socket compatibilityIntel Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
Dimension ( with fan )(L) 142mm x (W) 74mm x (H) 160mm (with fan)
Weight ( with fan )740g
Baseplate MaterialCopper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
Fin MaterialAluminum Cooling Fins with patented P.A.T.S.
Heat pipes6x 6 mm
FanPH-F140HP
Fan Dimension140 x 140 x 25mm
Fan Rated Speed600 - 1300 ± 250 rpm
Fan Noise Level15.22 - 19 dB(A)
Fan Air Flow40.9 - 88.6 CFM
Fan Air Pressure.39-1.64mm H2O

Product Gallery

The Phanteks PH-TC14S is ready to go out of the box. It’s well presented and includes the usual accessories, a tube of thermal paste and several sets of glossy instructions. Both Intel and AMD CPUs are supported. The PH-TC14S is designed to be compatible with all memory heights and we can see why. The black finish feels high quality, just like the Phanteks PH-TC12LS.

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