The Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler - Continued
Digging into the hardware, I grabbed the silicone spacers for the cooler. These self adhesive strips are supposed to be laid on the tabs to keep the fan from touching the fins isolating any vibrations the 140mm fan may put out.
As the PH-TC14PE comes shipped, we see it here in the dual fan configuration. The fan clips are sort of a pain to get into the black inserts, but once in the fan, the clips work great on the side of the fins.
Looking at it from the side, you can see there is the slightest gap to the second fan from the right toer of fins. This allows a bit of room for the second fan to draw in cooler air from the sides along with the pre-heated air from the first tower helping to keep the cooler more efficient.
Since they sent the third fan along with my cooler, I figured I would show the PH-TC14PE in the triple fan configuration. The hardware already had the mounts, fan hole mounts, and silicone strips included, as if Phanteks wants you to use three fans on it anyways.
With the third fan strapped to the back of the cooler it leaves the PH-TC14PE measuring in at 7.25" from left to right across your motherboard. If you do go this route with three fans, you may have to remove the rear case fan to allow for a proper fit and airflow within the cooler.
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