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|Review: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012 06:12|
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Photos Part Three: The Cooler and Fans
The heatsink plates are more of a matte finish, while the top is quite shiny. This is good really as shiny surfaces do not radiate heat well at all and rough surfaces also encourage air turbulence over them. Note the two piece plates as well, it's an interesting touch.
All told it really looks quite nice!
The base has a bit of a dome in it to ensure good contact with the center of the CPU heatspreader, where the CPU die itself lives.
On the top of the base are some alignment ridges and a screw hole for aligning and attaching the crossbar.
The fans I like a lot, they're quite cool looking. No built in PWM control though, that will hurt the final ranking.
I really like the motor support spars.
The label could be more informative.