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Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review

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mhadina 28th August 2012, 09:16 Quote
I agree with all you said in the article. High-end all the way...
Hustler 28th August 2012, 10:31 Quote
Nice, but when it comes to coolers, experience has taught me to keep it simple...they are without doubt the single biggest pain in the arse component of any build.
rollo 28th August 2012, 11:07 Quote
h80 is much easier install produces better temps and not alot more expensive, For the sake of £8 id happily pay it for an easier install.
damien c 28th August 2012, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
h80 is much easier install produces better temps and not alot more expensive, For the sake of £8 id happily pay it for an easier install.

True but it is allot louder if you runs the fans at full speed, as the H80's sound like jet engines spinning up unless you change the fans for a quieter model.
schmidtbag 28th August 2012, 23:03 Quote
hah damn i'm surprised something that massive and heavy doesn't rip the mobo in 2
SchizoFrog 29th August 2012, 01:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by damien c


True but it is allot louder if you runs the fans at full speed, as the H80's sound like jet engines spinning up unless you change the fans for a quieter model.

What would be the best fans to use with an all-in-one watercooler?
lancer778544 29th August 2012, 01:38 Quote
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What would be the best fans to use with an all-in-one watercooler?

Scythe Gentle Typhoons seem to be everyone's go-to radiator fan.

I just can't believe something that big, heavy and expensive can be matched by £30's worth of Arctic Cooling i30 on a socket 1155 based system.
SchizoFrog 29th August 2012, 05:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
What would be the best fans to use with an all-in-one watercooler?

Scythe Gentle Typhoons seem to be everyone's go-to radiator fan.

I just can't believe something that big, heavy and expensive can be matched by £30's worth of Arctic Cooling i30 on a socket 1155 based system.

Cheers lancer...
Combatus 29th August 2012, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by lancer778544
Scythe Gentle Typhoons seem to be everyone's go-to radiator fan.

I just can't believe something that big, heavy and expensive can be matched by £30's worth of Arctic Cooling i30 on a socket 1155 based system.

I think out of all our tests systems, the LGA1155 rig is the most likely place for this to happen, for the simple reason the coolers aren't dealing with as much heat. Here, the bulk of the cooler counts for less, but the Arctic Freezer i30 is a big cooler too so it's not totally unsurprising - it's just amazing that Arctic can sell it so cheaply. In our LGA2011 system, the Phanteks was ahead of course - big bulky coolers are where it's at here, or liquid cooling of course.
lancer778544 29th August 2012, 16:33 Quote
Ah, I didn't see the i30 on the 2011 system before I made that post. Yeah I can see what you mean now :)
jamesriley94 29th August 2012, 23:29 Quote
I prefer the D14 really :)

I put Silverstone fans on mine:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/sdc10142o.jpg/
LennyRhys 29th August 2012, 23:32 Quote
What you describe is the same with the Thermalright coolers too - their performance is often average until they are really allowed to shine with a very hot CPU. This is why I liked X58 so much because it was a big jump in heat from Core2Quad and really put a lot of coolers to shame.
fluxtatic 30th August 2012, 06:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by damien c


True but it is allot louder if you runs the fans at full speed, as the H80's sound like jet engines spinning up unless you change the fans for a quieter model.

What would be the best fans to use with an all-in-one watercooler?

Anand had an article on nearly that very topic a couple days back.

Still more than happy with my CM Hyper-something (not the 212, the one before that, with the 92mm fan.) Even pushed hard, my PII X720 @ 3.3 would top out around 50 degrees. Just wish I hadn't unlocked the fourth (unstable) core - apparently that breaks the ability to monitor temps on the CPU :(

Even the Hyper 101 (80cm fan) I just picked up for my wife's computer is excellent - nice and cool and not terribly loud. Not bad for $15.
TheDarkSide 30th August 2012, 17:56 Quote
i want to like those all in one liquid coolers, but my experience with the H50 a couple of years ago told me that if you want and require silence, nothing beats a big fat heatsink with quiet fans..
even if you put the same fans on your liquid coolers, you'll still have pump noise.
Meanmotion 21st August 2013, 16:53 Quote
We've re-reviewed this cooler both because it has been updated with new fans and because we now have new test rigs.

Check out the full Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review here: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2013/08/21/phanteks-ph-tc14pe-review/1
Somer_Himpson 21st August 2013, 17:04 Quote
Surely high end air coolers are now pointless with the low cost, generally better performance and proliferation of AIO Water coolers?
SchizoFrog 22nd August 2013, 01:20 Quote
'Pump noise' of an AIO cooler is something that baffles me still. The reviews never seem to mention it but people's comments often claim them to be silent while others claim they are the louder than the fans, even when talking about the same model of cooler.
Elton 22nd August 2013, 06:02 Quote
The blue is fantasticly gorgeous.
fluxtatic 22nd August 2013, 06:28 Quote
I still say no AMD testing is BS - you can't tell me LGA2011 holds that much market share.
Elton 22nd August 2013, 09:15 Quote
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I still say no AMD testing is BS - you can't tell me LGA2011 holds that much market share.

It's mainly due to LGA2011 having a rather high heat output. And that for some reason, AMD mountings generally kind of suck.

That said I can see your apprehension. But LGA2011 should prove toasty enough to stress these coolers.
Shirty 22nd August 2013, 12:04 Quote
I'd go back to a giant behemoth of a cooler if I had the space in my case.

There's something inherently pleasing about a well engineered air cooler which no closed loop can match for me.
MrDomRocks 24th August 2013, 01:09 Quote
I have this cooler I have seen it do wonders on Haswell and does a great quiet job on Sandy too.

Backed off my OC as im having issues. Either OC or fudged windows install.

Reinstalling Sunday I think.
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