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Introduction

Let´s test the Phanteks PH-TC12DX, a CPU cooler with a tower heatsink, four heatpipes, and two 120 mm fans. Check it out!

The cardboard box of the PH-TC12DX is shown in Figure 1.

Phanteks PH-TC12DXFigure 1: Package

Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: heatsink, fans, a syringe of thermal compound, a manual, a Y harness to connect both fans to a single motherboard header, and installation hardware.

Phanteks PH-TC12DXFigure 2: Accessories

Figure 3 displays the heatsink of the Phanteks PH-TC12DX.

Phanteks PH-TC12DXFigure 3: The PH-TC12DX heatsink

We tested the version of this cooler with a black heatsink, but it is also available with white, blue, and red heatsinks. All of them come with white fans.

This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.