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Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

  • 700 RPM - 1200 RPM +/- 10% w/ PWM
  • 45.1 CFM - 78.1 CFM w/ PWM
  • Aluminum & Copper

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  • Anthony D.
  • 5/30/2016 1:14:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing cooler, but also huge

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: - Great cooler, keeps my CPU at ambient while idling and 30c under load. Moves a lot of air.
- Easy to install the heatsink, and add/remove the fans with their clip system.
- The included thermal paste is good and there's plenty of it.

Cons: - Can get real loud if you don't have the proper fan profiles.
- It's HUGE. While it's installed in a case it can be very hard to get to things between it and the case. At least for my large hands. Wasn't a dealbreaker, I knew what I was getting into, but you should too. Check your case's clearances!
- You might need low-profile RAM depending on how many sticks you have, but the fans easily adjust up/down in height if your case will support it.

Other Thoughts: I definitely recommend this for those looking for a tower air cooler. I prefer the look of it over Noctua's offerings, and from what I can tell it performs just as well.

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  • Ian M.
  • 4/5/2016 11:53:33 PM

5 out of 5 eggsHuge cooling.

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: This thing is a great cooler. If you aren't overclocking it can be run with the fans so slow it is silent, because the thing is so huge. It is fairly easy to install and the instructions are clear. There aren't any parts that feel chintzy or easy to break.

Cons: It's so fracking huge! I don't really know if that's much of a con. Be sure you can fit it in your case and over your RAM.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2015 11:30:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBelieve the hype- cateogry leading performance

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: - Performance: Borderline unbelievably good. 2+ hours of Prime95 on a 6600k OC'd to 4.5Ghz and CPU temp never broke 50C. Under normal load, CPU is typically below 40C. I never would've expected it, but the TC14PE exceeds the hype.

- Build quality: included fans are quiet, the heat sink feels solid (with commensurate weight), and the fins don't flex easily (at least compared to a now-ancient Xigmatek 1283).

- Flexibility: the cooler can fit many different sockets

- Value: I purchased it for far less than the cost of its peer, the Noctua D15 or even well-regarded AIO water coolers.

Cons: - Size: I don't see this as a con, really, just as something to be aware of. To get category leading performance, you need mass and surface area. That means a gigantic, heavy cooler. On an Asus Maximus VIII Hero with G. Skill ripjaws DDR4 3000, I had to remove the mobo's read cosmetic plastic sheeting. The G.Skill ram also made me shift the fan up a few mm, which made the cooler not fit a Corsair 300R. I ended up relocating the front fan to the rear. This didn't seem to negatively impact performance at all. Incredible.

- Installation isn't idiot proof: because this cooler can accommodate many different sockets, the mounting can get confusing. As others mentioned, do yourself a favor and watch some YouTube videos before starting, and take your time. A skinny screw driver helps reduce stress when you have to screw down the holder onto the block. Even after having watched multiple videos, it probably took a good 30+ minutes to install.

Other Thoughts: There's a reason that the Phanteks and the Noctua D15 are considered the best air coolers on the market, outperforming AIOs in some tests while producing less overall noise because of the lack of the noise from a pump.

But with that great performance comes massive size. Do a lot of research to make sure your case, ram and mobo can accommodate it and you won't be disappointed.

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  • Chris F.
  • 9/3/2015 11:51:47 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailure on a Basic Level

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: Couldn't tell you.

Cons: One of the strip adapters used to mount the unit to the motherboard isn't milled properly. the hole doesn't line up by over a millimeter.

Give me a break.

A CNC machine is accurate down to 1/500 of an inch on programmed, repeatable production. The margin of error is half that. This is a visibly different cut when holding the two up next to each other. Poor QA all around.

Other Thoughts: Thanks for railroading my build. Let's see how many weeks I get put off over a 20¢ piece of metal that couldn't be done right the first time.

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  • Eleanor L.
  • 5/10/2015 12:25:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOverall, a great cooler

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: This cooler is overall a great cooler. I'm running an i7 4790k overclocked to 4.7Ghz and it maxes temps while gaming in the mid 50Cs. Has absolutely no problem keeping up. Stress testing the CPU with dedicated stress programs gets it up to around 85C. Probably the most effective air cooler I've used.

Cons: There are only two cons. First, this thing is massive. It's not that big of a con, because it is part of the performance. Just make sure you have a case it will fit in. I have a Thermaltake Core v51 and there is maybe an inch between the cooler and the side of the case. The second con, and reason why I knocked two eggs off, is because the bracket that mounts the cooler to the top of the CPU did not fit onto the actual cooler without some filing down. For someone with no filing tools, this cooler would have been unusable. With today's manufacturing practices, a problem like this should not happen. Once, filed down, this thing works like a champ. Would give 5 eggs if I didn't need to file it down.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great cooler. Would buy again. The fitting problem may have just been me; a cheap file would work fine from a local store or something.

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4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, needs better QC

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: The cooler performs flawlessly. OC'd an I5-2500k to 4.5GHz using a Cooler Master 212+ single fan and hit 95°C, Then installed the PH-TC14PE and the temp never went past 71°C at low fan speeds. This cooler definitely performs and lives up to all the reviews I have read. Also comes with PWM fans now.

Cons: One of the things I have noticed is the mounting plate that goes across the top of the heat-sink base. Often the spring screws are installed on the plate backwards. To fix this, You remove the E-clip that holds the screw to the plate and install the screw on the opposite side of the plate. My cooler was shipped with the spring screws installed on the wrong side. After fixing this issue, I have had no issues installing this massive cooler.

The Second issue is if you have any ram with heat-spreaders taller than 40mm, Unless you have a wide case, Then this cooler most likely wont fit. One of the 140mm fans sits right over top of the memory slots closest to the CPU socket. I use an Antec 300 case and this thing is so large that I can barely close the side door of the case with G.skill Ripjaw X memory sticks.

Other Thoughts: Phanteks needs to QC the product better or the people assembling the product.

Can be an awesome cooler if everything is set up properly. just check the mounting plate and your case width.

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  • Nancy L.
  • 4/12/2015 11:13:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler, but not without initial problems

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: VERY large cooler. Does an incredible job of keeping my CPU cool. It may be a little louder than some high end noctua coolers but it cools just as well and you can't beat it at this price.

Cons: When I received the cooler there was an adhesive sticker on the CPU block (like you find on the hyper 212 evo). This didn't seem like a problem until I peeled back the sticker only to find that the sticker had left behind many splotches of dried glue meaning I had to spend over half an hour cleaning the CPU block and getting off the glue the sticker left behind. This behavior could have been due to a bunch of things like temperature of the CPU block when I removed the sticker and this doesn't seem like it is Phanteks fault, so it isn't worth taking off a egg for that.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this cooler for my intel x99 system build. I was able to get my CPU to 4.5GHz 1.3v at around 75-80C. This is a great cooler if you don't have the money for a water cooler, but have a plenty wide case to install this cooler. I am surprised that this cooler isn't as recognized my many other big review sites, as it performs great for a very competitive price.

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  • Nancy L.
  • 4/11/2015 1:27:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest budget cooler for haswell-e

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: I decided to upgrade to intel x99, meaning I had to buy either a decent water cooler or a giant air cooler. I didn't have the money to buy anything like the noctua nh-d15, so I compromised on this cooler.
I managed to get my i7-5820k to 4.5GHz (your mileage may very). Temps hovered in the low 70s at 1.28v. It performs great (it beats the H100i according to many other websites) all while eliminating an annoying pump noise. Yes this cooler may be a little bit louder than the nh-d15, but you can use the money you saved by buying this cooler and purchasing a couple of noctua fans to strap to this cooler.

Cons: the thine is SO HUGE (but I should've expected this). It fits just fine in my fractal define R5, but just check for compatibility before buying.

Other Thoughts: A great cooler for the price. Not as well known like the H100i or the NH-D15, but performs just as well.

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  • Joe A.
  • 1/9/2015 12:21:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHUGE

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: -Extremely quiet
-Comes with everything you need for several different sockets
-Keeps things frosty

Cons: Ginormous

Other Thoughts: This thing is comically huge. I saw the picture and imagined a normal sized fan attached to a reasonably large cooler. I suppose I should have paid attention to the 140mm measurement in the title. The fans are significantly larger than normal case fans and the whole thing is the size of a cinder block (OK not quite that big).

I installed it in a Corsaire Carbide 200R and it fits, but is within a hair of the side of the case. I had to mount the fans on the low side to get it to fit and had to take tin snips to the heatsink of one of my RAM sticks which gave me a little chest pain.

It was not extremely simple to install, but follow the directions and take your time and you should not have any problems. Definitely dry fit it in your case and over your RAM before applying any compound so you can see how it goes together and whether you need to modify your heat sinks or get lower profile RAM. I could have installed a smaller third party fan, I suppose, and would not have had to hack up the RAM, but it's done.

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  • Bryan N.
  • 12/9/2014 12:47:58 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHassle/doesn't fit

This review is from: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: I'm sure it cools very well... And very good clips for holding the fan on. Good, cheap, effective design for that.

Cons: Two major cons:

1 - I'll be returning this - it's too big, and I can't get more than one RAM card on my mobo - even when designing the fans to pull air rather than push (to try and gain RAM space).

2. It is a -pain- to put together install. Especially when installing it over the brackets. There are two spring-loaded screws that go on either side of the processor to mounting brackets. Screw in one, and you can't screw in the other, and they're very difficult to reach. It took me over an hour to complete this step, and I'm worried I might have done damage to my mobo trying to do this.

No matter how well it cools, it doesn't matter if you can't put RAM on your mobo because of it, or if you break it in trying to install. Size matters, and too big is bad.

Other Thoughts: Pay 10 dollars more for a closed loop water cooler.

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