Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review

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Closer look

Like the older and larger brother the TC12DX comes in standard silver, black, blue and the awesome red we are reviewing today. Each cooler comes with matching fans which we will discuss later.

The TC12DX is a twin tower-design but not quite like the TC14CS. The CS has two large towers of fins that each could easily be separate coolers. The DX is made of two smaller towers with a single plate that span the both to make it look like a single tower.

The DX gets the same coating treatment that the other coolers had received. The patented P.A.T.S. and C.P.S.C. compounds allows the cooler to repeal heat products from other components in the PC while better dissipating the heat that is made by the CPU.

The cooler comes with most of the SoliSku mounting system already mounted to the base. This saves the builder a couple of minutes in the build process. The rest has to be assembled and then attached to the base.

Looking at the base you see signs of machining but have a nice polished shine.

The cooler can be attached to any of the current AMD and Intel sockets.

The fans of the cooler come with white frames but the blades are color-matched to the color of the cooler chosen. The fans are PWM controller and have an operation specification of 600-1800 RPM at 21.9-27.6 dBA moving 23-68.5 CFM of air.