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Great looking system. thumb.gif
PH-TC14PE is one of the best coolers there is. thumb.gif

It is, and the addition of ty147a improved the performance with less noise. The stock fans are already silent enough but this just improves it more.

Performance is 1-2deg lower temps but it's more quiet.
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It is, and the addition of ty147a improved the performance with less noise. The stock fans are already silent enough but this just improves it more.

Performance is 1-2deg lower temps but it's more quiet.
Ain't it great when a plan comes together? biggrin.gif
post #2423 of 2793
I am starting to look at this cooler and am thinking about a red one to go with the TY-143s I already have. Can anyone give some details like weight and the mounting system?
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I am starting to look at this cooler and am thinking about a red one to go with the TY-143s I already have. Can anyone give some details like weight and the mounting system?

As i have one, not red i will give you the appropiate input here.

Weight; Heavy

Mounting sytem; Yes.
post #2425 of 2793
You know you need it. While no light-weight, no heavier than others of similar size. The mount is superb but I suggest fitting the hold-down crossbar on before tightening the 4 corner screws .. just in case the clearance of bars onto the puts the holes slightly out of alignment with crossbar. Do a trial assembly onto CPU for good measure, and I've found a hint of lubricant on pivets and threads makes a world of difference in effort needed to screw down the spring loaded screws.
Edited by doyll - 9/10/15 at 1:08pm
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As i have one, not red i will give you the appropiate input here.

Weight; Heavy

Mounting sytem; Yes.

ROFL! cheers.gif

I am curious though. I have forgotten the actual numbers but there was about 250 grams difference between the SA and the heavier HE01 even with the two extra heat pipes on the SA. It seems that the HE01 is the better cooler too.

While the SA and the HE01 have very similar mounting systems and even use some of the same parts the HE01 has the best system.

How does one tighten 4 screws with the cooler in place? Wouldn't the cooler cover those screws?

EDIT: I found out how much it weighs. Not as much as the HE01 but quite a bit more than the SA. It's AMD mounting system looks weak and flex prone. Boooo.
Edited by miklkit - 9/10/15 at 1:15pm
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post #2427 of 2793
Hey guys,

I received my Phanteks- PH-TC14PE yesterday and I got a couple of questions:


I am kinda unsure if my unit was already used. There was no seal when I opened it, and the fans & the midplate were already installed, also no plastic wrap around the fans.

What bothers me most is that there are several scratches and marks at the base...I know this is not visible when the cooler is installed with fans, but I was kinda hoping for more quality control with a 70€ cooler. Here are some pictures, it looks a bit worse in person as I could not manage to take more sharp photos:
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Also, I noticed that there is a gap under two of the heatpipes...does this affect the cooling ability?
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So yeah, I wonder if my unit was already in use or if this is just bad QC. Any kind of input is welcome.
Edited by julizs - 9/14/15 at 10:59am
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post #2428 of 2793
Top side of base is probably the way it was made. It has no effect on cooling and once installed cannot be seen. I wouldn't even be looking at it and definitely not worrying about quality control.

The gap on the heatpipe into base is normal. I'm assuming it only goes in a short way. Pretty su8re the pipes are sweat soldered into base, so either a little bulges out or sinks in a little.
post #2429 of 2793
The hdd screw mentioned in post #2364 to lower the middle fan to 160mm height, is that really a HDD screw ?
I don't have any of the such screw in my PC. There may be 1 or 2 inside my toolbox of junk.

I'm intending to reuse my 5yr old casing on my next skylake 6600k+asrock z170pro4 build in a couple months.
All these $30-70 cooler choices are getting me going in circles around reviews.
While I don't want the cost of cooler to narrow the price gap between i5 and i7 ... the cheaper coolers leave me wary of insufficient headroom. Not cost efficient for me to buy a $39 cooler and slap on a $18 noctua fan for a small 2celcius improvement.
It's 30celcius year round here.
Edited by krabs - 9/21/15 at 2:50am
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post #2430 of 2793
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The hdd screw mentioned in post #2364 to lower the middle fan to 160mm height, is that really a HDD screw ?
I don't have any of the such screw in my PC. There may be 1 or 2 inside my toolbox of junk.

I'm intending to reuse my 5yr old casing on my next skylake 6600k+asrock z170pro4 build in a couple months.
All these $30-70 cooler choices are getting me going in circles around reviews.
While I don't want the cost of cooler to narrow the price gap between i5 and i7 ... the cheaper coolers leave me wary of insufficient headroom. Not cost efficient for me to buy a $39 cooler and slap on a $18 noctua fan for a small 2celcius improvement.
It's 30celcius year round here.
You can install cooler without that screw or use the stock thumb screw while mounting, then remove it. wink.gif It only purpose is to keep the crossbar in place until the spring loaded screws start into the mount. After that it does nothing. Many coolers with similar mount design have nothing holding the crossbar on top of cooler base
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