Phanteks launches small form factor PH-TC90LS

Phanteks launches small form factor PH-TC90LS

Phanteks' PH-TC90LS is claimed to be powerful enough to deal with 130W TDP Intel chips, despite measuring just 27mm tall.

Aircooling specialist Phanteks has announced the launch of its latest heatsink for small form factor cases: the PH-TC90LS.

Designed to sit in the company's ultra-low profile range, the PH-TC90LS measures just 27mm tall - 45mm when a PH-F90 fan is fitted - yet boasts three 6mm-diameter heatpipes designed to pull the heat away from the system's CPU as rapidly as possible. Invisible externally, the heatpipes are embedded into what appears at first glance to be a solid block of metal - resulting, Phanteks claims, in maximum contact with the processor and improved cooling performance.

To prevent mechanical conflicts with other components on the motherboard, the PH-TC90LS is designed to follow Intel's official Keep-Out-Zone recommendations, something frequently missed by rival small form factor cooling heatsinks. Designed for use with the skeleton-stock PH-F90 speed-controlled fan, included in the bundle,the heatsink includes a pair of rubber bars which are designed to absorb vibration and reduce noise. According to Phanteks' internal testing, the system should sit between 19 and 26dbA depending on fan speed.

The smart-looking heatsink itself is constructed using a copper base and matching heatpipes connected to nickel-plated aluminium cooling fins. According to Phanteks, the heatsink is capable of cooling processor running in a thermal design profile (TDP) of up to 130W - quite impressive for the device's diminutive size.

Phanteks has officially launched the PH-TC90LS in the US in a retail pack which includes the heatsink, the PH-F90 fan, mounting screws for LGA 2011, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 motherboards, a pack of PH-NDC thermal compound, the sound-dampening rubber bars, four fan clip adapters and two fan wire clips for $29.99 (around £18.50 excluding taxes.) UK availability and pricing have yet to be confirmed.


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Blackshark 17th September 2012, 13:34 Quote
Even without the UK availability (yet), any chance of a BT review?
SlowMotionSuicide 17th September 2012, 15:07 Quote
Doesn't look too convincing, to be honest. Caseless fan isn't actually helping the image, either.
Jipa 18th September 2012, 05:18 Quote
Originally Posted by SlowMotionSuicide
Doesn't look too convincing, to be honest. Caseless fan isn't actually helping the image, either.

Looking at Phanteks' other coolers, they aren't exactly known for BS products... Interesting to see how it performs.
GuilleAcoustic 18th September 2012, 09:06 Quote
What does BS mean ? This heatsink could interest me. I was looking at a dynatron full copper 1U cooler, but it would needs some dremeling to fit the surrounding caps.
Andy Mc 19th September 2012, 07:31 Quote
Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
What does BS mean ?

Lets just say it starts with Bulls and ends in hit.
.//TuNdRa 19th September 2012, 14:31 Quote
130 watt performance? That fan must move an improbable amount of air, meaning it likely sounds like a banshee through a loudspeaker, or they've misplaced a decimal point somewhere.
Combatus 27th September 2012, 11:14 Quote
Originally Posted by Blackshark
Even without the UK availability (yet), any chance of a BT review?

Coming right up :D
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