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Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Review – Quiet and Low-Profile Ready

Last week we reviewed the Phanteks PH-TC14S, a slimline dual-tower CPU cooler, which proved to offer performance that rivals even the largest air coolers on the market. This week, we’re taking a look at an even smaller cooling solution from Phanteks, the PH-TC12LS, a low-profile ready 120mm cooler aimed at mini-ITX systems.

Does the PH-TC12LS live up to the Phanteks name? Let’s find out!

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PACKAGING, PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS

The packaging, just like the PH-TC14S features a monochromatic color scheme with a detailed illustration of the cooler itself, on the sides we’ll find another set of illustrations which show off the cooler’s low-profile design, and some specifications.

phanteks_ph-tc12ls_boxA quick search on Amazon will show us a pricing currently set at $42.99. Which is in-line with similar offerings from Noctua and Cooler Master.

phanteks_ph-tc12ls-20Looking inside the box, we’ll find the cooler itself with the fan pre-installed, packed neatly and fully enclosed in a closed-cell foam packing material, making it ideal packing for shipping. We’ll also find a white box which houses all of the included accessories.

Inside the accessory box we’ll find four different installation manuals that are each double-sided to include multiple languages, for eight total languages available.

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Then we’ll find two neatly packed and labeled bags which include both the Intel and AMD installation kits, as well as a tube of Phanteks PH-NDC thermal paste, and of course the mounting bracket and screws, the former is obviously not pre-installed as it was on the PH-TC14S.

Last week we reviewed the Phanteks PH-TC14S, a slimline dual-tower CPU cooler, which proved to offer performance that rivals even the largest air coolers on the market. This week, we're taking a look at an even smaller cooling solution from Phanteks, the PH-TC12LS, a low-profile ready 120mm cooler aimed at mini-ITX systems. Does the PH-TC12LS live up to the Phanteks name? Let's find out! PACKAGING, PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS The packaging, just like the PH-TC14S features a monochromatic color scheme with a detailed illustration of the cooler itself, on the sides we'll find another set of illustrations which show off the cooler's…

Review Overview

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Low-Profile!

Great performance, low-profile design, and quiet fans make the Phanteks PH-TC12LS a real contender for anyone in the market for a low-profile CPU cooler.

User Rating: 2.21 ( 33 votes)