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That thing cost about 20 euro less, than its twin tower version Phanteks PH-TC14PE.

But anyone got an idea, how it performs against that? Or maybe the Thermalright SB-E?
Edited by wendigo4700 - 1/20/13 at 1:41pm
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Which Thermalright SB-E. There is Silver Arrow SB-E and Archon SB-E
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The archon.
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Originally Posted by wendigo4700 View Post

The archon.
There aren't many benchmarks available for the PH-TC12DX because it's a newish product and there are none that compare it directly to the Archon SB-E, all I can tell you is that it's one of the best single tower coolers out there. I'd say it's a direct competitor to the NZXT Havik 140.
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do you mean the Archon SB-E is one of the best out there?

I currently have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE. But I had to RMA it, due to the middle screw had a broken thread. So either I get a new Phanteks PH-TC14PE, which of course takes up huge space.
Or I get the new single tower Phanteks PH-TC12DX. But I guess I have to wait for reviews.
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A 4x 6mm pipe 120mm fan cooler versus a 8x 6mm pipe 140mm fan cooler? The number of pipes, number of fins, area of fins, fan size and cfm.. all make a difference. Sized does matter... And TC12DX is not as big as Archon SB-E. Not even close.
Phanteks PH-TC12DX 4x 6mm; 126x57x157mm; 2x 120mm fans
http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/kuehler/601-test-phanteks-ph-tc12dx.html?showall=0
Thermalright Archon SB-E 8x 6mm; 155x53x170mm; 2x 140mm fans
http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/kuehler/488-test-thermalright-archon-sb-e.html

If the Archon will fit get it!
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I don't see benchmark of 12DX vs 14PE directly, but here are reviews done by Hightechlegion:



4.6Ghz i5-3570K, Z77 Sabertooth, in a Define R4 with NH-T1 paste,tested using OCCT.



4.6Ghz i5-3570K, Z77 Sabertooth, in a Define XL with NH-T1 paste,tested using OCCT.

The case difference(and possible difference in ambient) making direct number comparison unrealistic, but I would still wager that 14PE is 4C better if the test is done in the same case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wendigo4700 View Post

do you mean the Archon SB-E is one of the best out there?

I currently have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE. But I had to RMA it, due to the middle screw had a broken thread. So either I get a new Phanteks PH-TC14PE, which of course takes up huge space.
Or I get the new single tower Phanteks PH-TC12DX. But I guess I have to wait for reviews.

If you mean the screw that holds the crossbar onto cooler just use the cooler. All that screw does is hold the crossbar until you start tighten it down on mount. Thermalright has no screw in crossbar. Tell Phanteks you need a new screw and they will send you one. Great customer service.

Why are you only considering single tower coolers?

Get the best twin tower. Either SA SB-E or TC14PE.

I have both and honestly I can't pick my favorite. Both are exceptional coolers. I have TY-143 fans on my TC14PE because they are better fans and with them it is as good as SA SB-E Extreme. I am trying to determine which is better but no having much luck. I love them both.
Edited by doyll - 1/20/13 at 5:19pm
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If you mean the screw that holds the crossbar onto cooler just use the cooler. All that screw does is hold the crossbar until you start tighten it down on mount. Thermalright has no screw in crossbar. Tell Phanteks you need a new screw and they will send you one. Great customer service.

Why are you only considering single tower coolers?

Get the best twin tower. Either SA SB-E or TC14PE.

I have both and honestly I can't pick my favorite. Both are exceptional coolers. I have TY-143 fans on my TC14PE because they are better fans and with them it is as good as SA SB-E Extreme. I am trying to determine which is better but no having much luck. I love them both.

I did ask Phanteks about an replacement screw. And they said they would ship one to me. But that is now 1 week and 1 day ago. And I still havent got it yet. I know they are from USA and I am in Europe, so I guess the delivery, takes a little bit extra time.
But how long, is the question.

I really just hope its the thread of the screw that is broken. And not the thread itself inside the cooler.
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When I've contacted Phanteks from UK I think they replied and posted from Netherlands.

I'm assuming you are talking about the middle thumb screw in this picture


If that's the one I believe it's a HDD mount screw. Not sure which one as HDD's use 2 different treads. On mine I used a different screw to experiment with fan position.

As I said before all it does is hold the crossbar in place while you are installing cooler. Once you start the spring loaded screws it does nothing.
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