- Category: Cooling
- Written by Chris McCart
Today I will be reviewing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler. CPU coolers can come in many shapes and sizes. Some cases have the room for monster sized coolers. While other, compact HTPC cases of course, have very limited space for cooling. Phanteks has risen to the occasion with the PH-TC12LS and designed a low profile cooler with 120mm fan support. The PH-TC12LS also supplies a great amount of air to North Bridge of the Motherboard. The PH-TC12LS is unique in having 6 thermal heat-pipes in a relatively narrow fin design. Also the all black scheme with a fan that has a bright white cooling fins is a nice aesthetic. With the lack of surface area of cooling fins keeping the temperatures down can be a challenge. Let us see if the Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler can answer the challenge!
Phanteks' PH-TC12LS, a low profile thermal radiator designed specifically for HTPC case. Requiring only 74mm of vertical clearance, PH-TC12LS is a suitable low profile heatsink for compact computer cases. PH-TC12LS uses six 6mm diameter C-type heat-pipes to deliver thermal conductivity more efficiently. For a better cooling performance, the PH-TC12LS is equipped with Phanteks’ new PH-F120MP fan. The new PH-F120MP provides exceptional static pressure and airflow through the heatsink. For cases with limited amount of space, PH-TC12LS is a great choice.