Phanteks PH-TC12DX Cpu cooler

Phanteks sent us their newest cooler called PH-TC12DX for review. It is an aluminum based cooler with a copper base and single 120mm fan (compatible with two fans). Let’s see what it has to offer and how well it performs in our test bench.

About Phanteks:

Check Phanteks’s website at for information about the company.

Specifications & Features:

Heatsinks and Fans
Intel Socket: LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
AMD: FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
Colors White / Black / Blue / Red
Material Copper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
Aluminum (Fins and Top Cover)
Patented P.A.T.S (Physical Anti-Oxidant Thermal Shield)
Patented C.P.S.C (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating)
Fan Model PH-F120HP PWM Premium Fan
Fan Size 120 x 120 x 25mm
Fan Compatibilities 120 x 120 x 25mm (2pcs)
Bearing Type
UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
Blade Geometry
Nine Blades with MVB(Maelström Vortex Booster) Design
Speed (RPM)
600 – 1800 RPM ± 10%
Max Airflow
23 – 68.5 CFM
Max Air Pressure
0.39 – 2.07mm H2O
Acoustical Noise
21.9 – 27.6 dB(A)
Input Power
Current (Ampere)
Rate Voltage
>150,000 h
Heatsink Dimensions (LxWxH)
126 x 57 x 157mm (without fans)
126 x 107 x 157mm (with dual fans)
Package Dimensions
220x163x173 (LxWxH)
Scope of Delivery
1x PH-TC12DX Heatsink
2x PH-F120HP PWM Premium Fans
8x Fan Clip Adapters
4x Rubber Bar,
4x Fan wire clips (PH-F120HP Fan’s Accessories)
SoliSku Mounting Kits for Intel and AMD (Stock back-plate required)
1x Y Fan Splitter (4pin)
1x PH-NDC Thermal Compound
2x Phanteks PH-TC12DX User’s Manual
5 Years.


The Product:

Phanteks PH-TX12DX
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PH-TC12DX comes in a white cardboard box. On the frontside there is a picture of the cooler with fans attached in to it. The cooler is 126 x 107 x 157mm and should fit in most cases available out on the market.

Phanteks PH-TX12DX
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Inside the package is the actual heatsink accompanied with two 120mm silent fans, tube of silver paste and the necessary accessories to secure the heatsink to the motherboard. PH-TC12DX comes with two sets of accessories; one for Intel based boards and the other for AMD based boards. PH-TC12DX supports all Intel consumer sockets starting from Socket 775 and from AMD side supported are all consumer motherboard sockets from AM2 to the newest AM3+, including FM1 and FM2.

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