Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Review

It seems like there is a trend in the CPU cooler industry where many companies are coming out with coolers that are made to be 100% compatible with larger memory modules and large VRM cooling on motherboards. I think this has a lot to do with the mini-ITX platform being more popular, but in any case it is a good thing. No one likes clearance issues and the smaller the cooler typically the easier it is to install. The only thing you need to worry about is performance and we are going to see if the Phanteks PH-TC12LS can live up to that. This is a C-type cooler that is 100% compatible with high VRM and RAM modules that features a an aluminum heatsink design, six copper heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Let’s get this cooler installed and see what it can do!

Special thanks to Phanteks for providing us with the PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler to review.


The PG-TC12LS comes in Phanteks retail packaging, which I have to say it rather boring. On the front is a drawing of the cooler and it just lets us know the model number.

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler

On one side there is a full listing of specifications.

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler

On the opposite side there is a listing and explanation of the different technologies that are used in the cooler.

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler

Opening the box up and taking a look what all comes with the cooler you have installation directions in 4 different languages, mounting hardware for both Intel and AMD and a bag of accessories which does include thermal paste.

Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler

For a full unboxing and overview of the Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler be sure to check out our video below.

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