First off before starting the review there is news that needs to be attended to. Many people are confusing that Phanteks has some sort of an affiliation with the company Noctua. Phanteks is an independent entity and has no relationship whatsoever with Noctua. While the basic concept and design of this cooler is based severely on the already famous and well-known Noctua NH-D14 but there are no ties between it and what we are about to look at from Phanteks. This attention to detail and from what I am told and by the literature on their site, Phanteks covers this cooler with one of the best warranties in the market when it comes to coolers. Not only does this product carry a 5 year warranty, but if an issue arises within the first year of ownership, Phanteks offers a full on advanced RMA. They will send you a replacement cooler along with a return shipping label to return your ill-fated original cooler.
Phanteks, is a company with more than 20 years international experience in providing thermal solutions. From specialists in providing thermal solutions they have now expanded to a company offering multiple product solutions. The PH-TC14PE CPU cooler is the first cooler with the Phanteks name on it and today we will be testing out the offering from this company.
The PH-TC14PE is a twin tower design with the housing for two 140mm cooler with five 8mm heatpipes and uses aerospace technology. Phanteks is using two patented coatings on the cooler. A Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield, or P.A.T.S, increases the cooling performance and reliability while deflecting heat from other sources. The other is a Cold Plasma Spaying Coating Technology or C.P.S.C, is a brand new technologic forming deposit that displaces heat onto corresponding metals at a quicker rate. With this technology, the Phanteks PH-TC14PE enhances thermal conductivity on the soldered surfaces of the heat-pipes through the copper deposits.