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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler

by Be Quiet
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Maximum cooling efficiency, Delta T 10.9 @ 100 watt
  • Quiet operation with 1 Silent Wings PWM fan, 6.6–18.8 dB(A)
  • Extremely efficient up to more than 180 watt
  • High-quality materials with dark nickel surfaces
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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler + Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandBe Quiet
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions16.7 x 12.2 x 9.5 cm
Item model numberBK014
Wattage1.09 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 12,195 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
Date First Available15 Feb 2011

Product Description

Product Description

The be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 combines maximum cooling efficiency with a pleasantly quiet operation. With an extremely low volume, efficient cooling is provided for gaming, multimedia and CAD systems even at maximum processing power.

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be quiet! BQT-T6601-120 - Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beast, but does the job 11 Sep 2011
This is a massive chunk of metal, which makes fitting it a challenge - you need to support it while you screw it to the backplate, you can't let it 'wave in the wind' from one or two screws. However, once fitted, it'll cool practically any CPU you can buy, with very little noise. It is VERY TALL though, so make sure your case is wide enough to take it .. I mean I've seen smaller complete (itx) PCs than this heatsink.

I was unimpressed with the thermal paste provided (too solid to spread properly) but I had plenty of my own so it wasn't an issue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monster of a fan! 28 Feb 2013
After doing a complete overhaul of my pc rig and more or less building a new setup, it ended up me needing a new Fan/Heatsink to keep my Hex Core cpu cool.

The fan is a monster and looks huge when compared to other fans around, especially next to my older Arctic Cooler which at first i thought was big enough. This fan uses special fittings which mount under the motherboard and it does require installation unlike the more common lock on fans. Its not difficult to do and the instructions are clear enough to follow.

The fan itself isnt as heavy as i thought it would be but its still massive in size which means you need to make sure your case can handle it, unlike my case, i now cannot put my side panel back on! So it means a new case for me! (A good excuse :) )

Temp wise, well i have a Sabretooth 990FX R2 which has the Thermal Radar built so i can get great temp readings. Currently at the time of writing this my cpu is sitting at 46'c, thats while im using ConvertX, Winamp and Utorrent aswell as writing this, also thats after the pc has been sat on for about 5 hours with some gaming in between. During heavy loads it doesnt go high at all.

Also it's so quiet i was confused at first thinking it wasn't working but upon inspection i could see the fan spinning away!. So ultra quiet!

All in all this is without doubt the best CPU fan i have had! Worth every penny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I got this after I bought my FX 8350 (Because everyone knows that AMD's stock coolers are just plain dreadful) and I am extremely impressed. The fan is extremely quiet, infact I bought 3 Antec TrueQuiet case fans to go along with this, and when I turn my monitor off, my PC doesn't even appear to be turned on.
The temperatures are fantastic to, obviously. Very rarely does my CPU reach over 50 Degrees under load, and when it does it's never more than a couple of extra degrees.

The only downside is actually mounting the cooler. It’s possible to do it alone, but you will make the job significantly easier if you borrow a second person to hold the heatsink in place while you fidget with the back-plate to get it into place and then screw it in. If this is your first time mounting a CPU with a custom back-plate & mounting bracket, you will want to watch some tutorials first before attempting this, because trust me; attempting to hold a cylinder-block upright while screwing in the world’s smallest screws from the other side of the case at the same isn't an easy job.

Other than that, performance-wise this CPU is nothing short of fantastic.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So Quiet! 28 Dec 2011
By DA Cole
From a functional point of view this works brilliantly, so quiet you'll wonder if its on. excellent cooling. However its just too big. I have an Antec 900 case, which I wouldn't class as small, but I cant fit the side panel properly with this cooler installed. Also it's also a pain to install to the main board. Measure your case first!

Ok updated to 4 stars because after removing one of the fan lugs on the side panel of my case this cooler fits perfectly. Since I'll never need to install a fan in that postion, and the fact that this is now the quietest system I have ever owned (even with seven fans) I have put this up to 4 stars. Would be 5 stars if it was easier to fit. Still measure your case!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big beast with a whisper instead of a shout... 27 May 2014
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First off I'd like to say how quiet this CPU cooler is in action, in my Zalman 11 plus case, Gigabyte motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 965 and ATI 6870 I was getting a bit annoyed with the drone of my Zalman CNPS9900 MAX, it looks great but it is too noisy.

The Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced C1 is big, very big and rather heavy but it is extremely efficient and extremely quiet, after running a few videos whilst playing Foobar flac files the processor was only 35 degrees, with the Zalman it would hover around 47 degrees but you could hear the Zalman! The Dark Rock is silent in comparison and whilst it may not have the blingly LED's i looks really nice and is very well finished.

Fitting the fan wasn't easy as I left my mobo in the case to do so but it was a lot easier than the Zalman to fit, there are a great range of fittings that cover just about every processor socket/motherboard made in the last five years. The main difference when fitting to an AMD platform as opposed to an Intel version is the heatsink and fan must be installed vertically, i.e, the fan either faces down or up.
With an Intel board you can install the fan facing the rear of the case which is preferential but as long as you have a fairly decent air-flow in the case this arrangement should't prove detrimental in any way. The upside of having the heatsink mounted vertically is the 'Be Quiet' logo is the right way up!

I wholeheartedly recommend this CPU cooler regardless of its size and mounting arrangement as the performance and build quality more than outweigh any minor niggles, as long as your case can support a 165 mm tall cooler then get this now!
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