Over the years, Phanteks has created quite a name for itself among PC enthusiasts for creating some of the best air coolers and fans available. Last month at CES we got to check out their suite and get an early peak at some of their latest products. Today, we’re bringing you a review of one of the products we saw, the Phanteks PH-TC14S; a compact dual-tower cooler which promises to deliver nearly all of the performance of it’s bigger brother the PH-TC14PE, in a much smaller package and price.
Does the new PH-TC14S live up to the Phanteks name? We’ll find out!
PACKAGNG, SPECIFICATIONS, AND PRICE
The packing features a rather monochromatic color scheme with a nice 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.
Pricing on the cooler is currently set at $54.99, which is in-line with other coolers in this class.
When we open the box we’ll find the cooler itself, packed neatly, and fully enclosed in a nice closed-cell foam packing material. Along the side, we’ll find a box with the included accessories.
The cooler comes with the fan and mounting plate pre-installed installed, this is an interesting approach as usually everything is packed separately. 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 three 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 an extra set of fan clips and rubber strips for mounting a second fan.