Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Review


Phanteks doesn’t ever do anything halfway. Whenever you pickup one of their fans, coolers or cases, you always get the sense that they’ve already thought about everything.  Really, with each product of theirs I come into contact with, I start to see just how passionate they are about what they do.

phanteks_ph-tc14s_cooler (7 of 11)It is that passion that drives them to innovate, and not only out do the competition, but also, themselves. Phanteks could have easily stopped at the PH-TC14PE, as that cooler is still one of the best air coolers on the market today, but they weren’t satisfied. They wanted to bring their customers something smaller, lighter and cheaper without compromising on quality or performance.  I’m here to tell you, they delivered. The PH-TC14S delivers cooling performance that rivals the much larger and more expensive PH-TC14PE and other coolers in its class.

It is for all these reasons, that we must award the Phanteks PH-TC14S our Technology X Gold Seal!

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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…

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The PH-TC14S delivers cooling performance that rivals the much larger and more expensive PH-TC14PE and other coolers in its class.

User Rating: 4.85 ( 1 votes)


  1. Nice work! A couple of questions; Where is the air temperature monitored? Is is only the room temperature or the needed cooler intake air temperature? Cooler intake air temperature is the important one, not the room temperature. Also the difference in noise level for 52dBA to 54dBA is not enough difference for most people to hear a change. I would expect 800rpm to be about 32dBA and full speed about 45dBA. Normally measurement are made with meter is 1metre away from noise source. What is your room base noise level?
    Again, nice review!

    • Intake Air temperature is something we plan on doing in the future. Unfortunately we do lack the proper equipment to properly gauge the temperature of the air intake. However I do appreciate your feedback as this is definitely something we plan to improve upon further.

      As for noise, we do in fact use a meter about 1metre away from the case. That being said, our ambient noise conditions are not perfect for testing, this is also something we plan on improving on.

      Sorry if that doesn’t fully answer your questions. We hope to continue to hear your feedback going forward.

  2. I, too, am interested in the intake air temperature. Thanks.

  3. Monitoring cooler intake air temperature is easy and inexpensive. Give me your email address and I will supply details.

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