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post #41 of 45
I'm not questioning that a NH-U12S, PH-TC12DX, etc. are worth the difference in cost. I am questioning a review that is showing 212 Evo being 20c warmer. I prefer better quality coolers than 212 but that doesn't mean it does not have decent cooling ability.
post #42 of 45
Oh you mean the TPU review?

That one was weird. The 212+ performed within a degree or two of Phanteks PH-TC12DX at Hardwarecanucks AND silentpcreview..

Hardwarecanucks seems like it's paid by cooler master or something, they also had the Coolermaster V8 GTS as performing quite well with reference fans.
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Elohim, the TRUE Spirit 120M(BW)Rev.A that is nickel plated and announced in Europe for 30 Euros makes the Phanteks silver version look very overpriced.

The only ones that are worth the money are the blue and red versions. There's plenty of black / silver/nickel plated 120mm fan coolers. Even the Enermax heatsink comes in black version : Enermax ETS-T40-BK
Edited by AlphaC - 11/19/13 at 6:13pm
post #43 of 45
I don't disagree that it's a bit overpriced for the performance, eventhough it DOES perform quite well in a lot of reviews.
But again the build quality is leagues above the likes of the ts120 or the 212,as it's pretty much a slimmer megahalems.

With the Phanteks you have 4 separate fin sections, wich are zipped together at 12 points and the heatpipes are soldered to the fins at16 points while coolers like the TS 120 are literally just slapped together wink.gif

Again i don't expect a lot of people to care about that but there is a reason it's not as cheap as other coolers
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post #44 of 45
im thinking about changing TC14PE to TC12DX because mobo compatibility and i was wondering if i can mount Thermalright TY-143 on radiator... ?

Anyone try ?
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Originally Posted by Mr0czny View Post

im thinking about changing TC14PE to TC12DX because mobo compatibility and i was wondering if i can mount Thermalright TY-143 on radiator... ?

Anyone try ?
PH-TC12DX is really not a great cooler unless it is sub $40 price. I would suggest getting a True Spirit 140 Rev. A instead. Even with stock TY-147A fan its a fantastic cooler. Using a TY-143 fan give it about 8c more cooling when case airflow is increased to match, but we are talking some real crazy overclocking to make the kind of heat for a TY-143 fan to be needed. Last time I did that kind of testing was on a 920@4.4GHz, and at 1300rpm it was 56c Δ while at 2500rpm it was 48c Δ. tongue.gif
As a comparison NH-D14 temps were 2-3c higher.
Cooler intake air temp was 22c with 70% humiidy at 200 meter elevation.
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