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 low-profile design, and some specifications.
A 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.
Looking 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.
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.