Removing the fan we’ll get a look at the heat-sink which features an all black anodized coloring and a slim-dual tower design. Phanteks says that they’ve based the design of this heat-sink on the larger PH-TC14PE, which we use in our test bench.
The heat-sink is made up of 52 aluminum fins which feature Phanteks’ patented P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Shield), which promises to “greatly increase the cooling performance and reliability while deflecting other thermal radiation from other heat sources” It the entire heat-sink measures 4.1 (L) x 2.9 (W) x 6.1 (H) inches without the fan.
At the top of the heat-sink we’ll see that Phanteks’ has capped off the tips of the heat-pipes with aluminum an aluminium shrouding that is also anodized black as the rest of the heat-sink. This is a very nice finishing touch and is slightly different from the Phanteks logo stamped plate that they usually cover the tops of their heat-sinks with.
On the other end of the heat-sink we’ll find six nickel-plated copper heat-pipes, which attached to the base from both ends. The base is also nickel-plated copper, and is completely flat with a mirror finish.The fan included with the cooler is a Phanteks PH-F140HP PWM, 140mm, ultra high statis pressure premium fan. It features seven colored blades, and a UFB (updraft floating balance) bearing. It is rated for 500-1600 RPM, a noise level of 25.3 dB, and a max airflow of 68.1 CFM. It also measures 140 x 140 x 25mm.
The design of the fan is quite nice, featuring an all white housing, with black fan blades. The housing has the Phanteks logo stamped nicely on the left and right sides. It is made of all plastic, but is very premium feeling and solidly built.
The fan is attached to the heat-sink via two wire clips, which fit through a four plastic loops that are inserted into the fans mounting holes. It is a good system, and unlike heat-sinks with similar fan assemblies, this one stays on without issue. It also features a nice white braided cable, which is always a nice touch.