56 months ago
I would like to eventually replace my stock CPU cooler in order to improve cooling and reduce noise. I currently have an overclocked Intel Pentium G3258, so it doesn't desperately need it, but I intend to upgrade the CPU in the future. I believe I would like to accomplish this using an air cooler using 140mm fans. Noctua was where I started looking, but my case has a window and unfortunately I think the brown/tan is ugly, even if the performance is great.
Inevitably I found Phanteks, but I'm worried about clearance in their full size design. Most reviews only cover the full size version, so I'm not sure how slim model compares in performance.
Who owns the Phanteks PH-TC14PE? Were there any problems & do you recommend it?
Who owns the Phanteks PH-TC14S? How is the noise & performance?
Are there any other recommendations?