Phanteks PH-TC14S & Cryorig C1 CPU Coolers

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The Cryorig C1's heatsink body weighs the same as the PH-TC14S at 560 grams, but its slimmer fan is just 90 grams, for a total of 650 grams. Its dimensions are 14.5 x 14.0 x 6.0 cm (L x W x H) with the fan bringing to total height up to 7.4 cm (the fan is actually only 1.3 cm thick but the pads on the corners add to this). The construction is similar as well with nickel-plating on the base and heatpipes.

For a top-down cooler with a limited height to succeed, an asymmetric design is necessary. This increases surface area while allowing it to keep away from the expansion and memory slots.

The Cryorig R1 has a similar plastic shroud covering the fin-stack, but its fans actually clip onto it. The C1's shroud is completely decorative as the fan is hard mounted. Two holes have been cut out of the heatsink body to access the bolts that secure the cooler to the backplate.

The main fin-stack is 22 mm thick with a foot print of 12.1 x 12.2~14.1 cm (it has a sloped design that is wider at the bottom than at the top). The fins are 0.42 mm thick and spaced 1.78 mm apart, on average.

Underneath the main fin-mass is a black secondary heatsink with a denser structure.

The C1 has a convex base as well but it's not as pronounced. The surface is not as finely finished as the PH-TC14S either, with more machine marks visible and a duller reflection.

The stock fan is the same thin model included with the Cryorig R1 Universal. It's half the thickness of a standard 140 mm fan.

The damping pads surrounding the mounting holes have a second purpose, keeping the fan cable tucked in along the edge.

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