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Computex is a time for companies to divulge their latest products to the world, however weird and wonderful these might be. Most of the time, these are merely working progress of innovative concepts and thus never end up in the market. But while many focus their attentions on established marquees, many new companies go unnoticed, Phanteks being one of them. This is mostly likely down to the fact that Phanteks have only revealed their entry into the CPU cooling market publically today, shrouding themselves in secrecy as they designed a cooler to rule them all. Phanteks today are not only unveiling their brand to the world but also their latest cooler, the PH-TC14PE. While not as catchy as Thermalright’s naming scheme or as short and sweet as Noctua’s product codes, the PH-TC14PE promises to become a house hold name within the enthusiast realm. In my years of doing CPU cooler reviews and seeing new companies appear, I have yet to see one plan their launch in such secrecy and with such intent on championing the market. It’s a big risk on their behalf as anything less than a spectacular product release could lead to their demise. So can the PH-TC14PE be the revolutionary product we have all been waiting for?


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Beats both the Noctua NH-D14 and the Thermalright Silver Arrow! I might get myself one of these.
post #2 of 66
I'm not much for air cooling, but damn does that thing look legit or what!
    
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Meh, don't really like the top plate. Otherwise, it's nice.
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I was wondering what happened to these ever since those pictures of them at Computex (I think). Glad to hear that they're pretty slick. It is a shame about that top plate though.
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WOW. beat out...everything...
but i think im done with air coolers. theyre too big for my taste these days.
    
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And when CoolerMaster v8 came out and I bought it, meh I thought THAT was big.
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And when CoolerMaster v8 came out and I bought it, meh I thought THAT was big.
Wait till you see the noctua prototypes.
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I think it will be available in 3 colors right ?!
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Man that thing is HUGE... At this speed we will need to have bigger motherboards so we can use even bigger heatsinks...
    
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Man that thing is HUGE... At this speed we will need to have bigger motherboards so we can use even bigger heatsinks...
The only concern is the RAM slots but there's always low profile RAM. Otherwise, we only need to worry about warping or a gaping hole where our CPU's should be.
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