Simply put, the Phanteks PH-TC12DX cooler performs amazingly well. Given the fact that it is constructed of a single layered radiator tower further reinforces Phanteks design prowess in constructing this air-based unit.
As of December 28, the Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU cooler was available at Newegg.com for $49.99 with free shipping. The Phanteks was also available from other retailers such as Amazon.com for $54.99 with Prime shipping.
Before continuing with our parting sentiments on the PH-TC12DX cooler, we would like to take this opportunity to give our friends at Phanteks a hearty “Thank You” for giving us the pleasure and opportunity to review their flagship cooler. After looking at a few of the dual-tower type coolers, I was unsure just how well the Phanteks single tower / dual radiator cooler would compete against those or the water cooling units. It appears that my insecurities were unfounded. Phanteks designed the PH-TC12DX cooler masterfully, nickel-plating the sensitive copper base plate and heat pipes and using a proprietary technique for paint application to the aluminum radiator fins. Aesthetics for the cooler were as important to Phanteks as performance, evident with their attention to detail in the construction of the cooler including the branded top plate to cover the heat piper termination points. There was no construction-related defects present on the cooler – no flux, solder or weld marks, nor machining marks present. Performance-wise, you could not ask for a better performance to sound ratio for a high-end air cooler.
- Performance under stock and overclocking conditions
- Attention to detail with design aesthetics
- Build and machining quality of the cooler
- Multiple mount orientation support
- All socket types (Intel and AMD) supported out of the box
- Well written installation pamphlet
- Single tower construction