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Phanteks PH-TC14PE review
Written by Danrok   
Sunday, 02 September 2012 16:51


With custom water-cooling still out of reach for many in terms of cold hard cash - after all it's usually more about bling these days than super-cooling - you only have two options if you're an overclocking enthusiast looking to beat the heat in a modern high-end system. All-in-one liquid coolers, such as the Corsair H80 and Antec Kühler, have proven themselves to be as good, if not better, than the very best that air cooling has to offer. They are our first choice when it comes to dealing with toasty CPUs for the simple reason they're incredibly easy to install (so long as you have a 120mm fan slot near your CPU socket), are usually very quiet, and require little if any maintenance.

Our second choice is the humble large heatsink. They've been around for years and have got steadily quieter and better at cooling, although many we've seen recently leave a sour taste in your mouth when it comes to installing them. However, they're often not cheap either, with many costing nearly as much as our preferred all-in-one water-cooling systems. Thankfully, they can be incredibly quiet, which means that many still prefer to use them over a Corsair H80, for example, which is slightly louder even at its lowest fan speed setting. Another area that heatsink and fan manufacturer Phanteks has taken by the scruff of the neck is looks.



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