Conclusion: It's difficult to say how much impact the new fans have had on the PH-TC14PE's performance as it was a great cooler to begin with and the lack of noise Phanteks has made about the upgrade suggests that the answer is not much, if any.
Excerpt: Back in 2007, a group of engineers with a passion for technology and 2 decades of experience in thermal solutions formed Phanteks. They currently specialise in CPU coolers and fans and although the company is very young, don’t be fooled as their coolers have been generating a lot of hype and more...
Summary: The Phanteks PH-TC14PE is the best-performing air cooler I have ever tested. Its look and size give it a great appearance, and the overall build quality is superb. Phanteks offers this unit in many different colors, which allows enthusiasts to pick a color that matches their color scheme perfectly.
Pros: Exceptional cooling performance, Very quiet, Excellent build quality, Available in multiple colors, Can add a third fan
Excerpt: Fans of Austrian engineering might notice that the PH-TC14PE looks a lot like Noctua’s NH-D14. They’re almost exactly the same (massive) size and follow the same basic design. The TC14PE’s box even says “Designed in Europe.
Pros: Best performing air cooler weve tested; comes in four colors.
Cons: Huge; conflicts with large RAM heat spreaders; narrow install.
Summary: There is no denying that the Phanteks PH-TC14PE mimics the Noctua NH-D14 's design but it can't be dismissed as a cheap knockoff being sold out of the back of a truck in a run-down alley. It doesn't simply emulate its looks — it is a full-fledged copy that delivers much of the same experience.
Conclusion: Despite its massive size, time-consuming installation and eyebrow-raising price tag, we couldn't help but like the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. It looks as good as it cools, which is fantastically well, and it's supremely quiet too, especially on its lowest fan speed setting.
Summary: After being surprised with the excellent performance of the Phanteks PH-TC14CS , we were expecting a great performance from the PH-TC14PE, which didn’t disappoint us, showing a performance compatible with a real high-end CPU cooler. The noise level was excellent for such a performance.