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Be Quiet Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler


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Be Quiet Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler + Intel Core i7 4770K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.50GHz, 8MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770K, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
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Technical Details
BrandBe Quiet
Item Weight862 g
Product Dimensions13.8 x 9.7 x 16.6 cm
Item model numberBK015
Wattage2.64 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB007VOXDJS
Best Sellers Rank 58,608 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
Date First Available17 May 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The virtually silent Dark RockTM 2 CPU cooler puts famous anti-noise technology where it really counts:at the heart of your system. This tower design cooler is excellent for overclocked systems and highly demanding multi-graphics platforms. Featuring a quiet-optimized 135 mm SilentWings 2 fan with PWM function and six high-performance heatpipes,Dark Rock 2 generates up to 180 W TDP cooling capacity and strikes the perfect balance between intense cooling and deep serenity. Special wave-contoured heatsink fins further minimize noise-inducing turbulence while maximizing heat transfer.

Box Contains

1x Be Quiet Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler
mounting kit
user guide

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Customer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Huggybear69 on 15 July 2013
I'm submitting this roughly one year in with this cooler. I'd seen many a good review online, which had me more-or-less sold to it, apart from one which bore bad thermal results due to the heatsink plate apparently being concave.

I decided to go with the majority of reviews and buy it nevertheless. I also went for this rather than the Pro (with the two fans) as I wanted to be able to fit high-profile Corsair Vengeance RAM with it in my P8Z77 Pro.

I can confirm that mounting with the fan pointing to the back of the case allows 4 x high-profile modules without issue. In fact the RAM slots are completely unimpeded. Facing front, you can fit 2 high-profile modules and potentially 2 low-profile. I have not tested this however.

Mounting the cooler can be a little tricky, but OK if you ensure you follow the diagrams closely.

As far as cooling/quietness goes, it's really, really great. I'm running a 3570K @ 4.6Ghz and the idle temp is 34C. Under full load the CPU rarely hits 50C. This is achieved also with NO other case fans (silence is a priority for me, and my existing case fans are noisy as heck). For the most part, the fan is completely inaudible, and can stay quite happily cooling the CPU efficiently at 25% (400RPM). Even at 60% the fan is barely heard, and can only really be heard above other components when stressing the CPU running 2 x Orthos Prime instances with Affinity set to CPU0+1 and 2+3 respectively. This is when each core is over 80C and the fan is ramped up to 100%.

In normal gaming operation this would clearly never happen, and as such the fan is completely silent.

The only thing I would say is, at 166mm this thing is a beast - it actually does not fit my case, which is my fault entirely as I didn't measure up beforehand! This has forced me to buy another case, which I'm happy to do, as this performs so well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Grayson on 22 Mar 2013
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I swapped out my ageing Corsair H50 watercooling kit, and decided to go back to air-based cooling due to a number of issues with Corsair's current run of watercoolers (H80 and H80i both appear to be appallingly bad in terms of quality control).
This cooler is more than capable of cooling the 135W TDP CPU that I'm using it with (AMD Phenom II 965 BE) and keeps it at a frosty 25C idle (5C above ambient), maxing at 50C on full-load.The oversize fan does a great job of moving air without adding too much noise to the system, which is a priority for me as I record a lot of voiceover work on this PC.
I've teamed it up with the Dark Power Pro 10 PSU from the same company, and my system is quieter now than it has ever been. The noisiest elements are now the two Hitachi HDDs (and a faint buzzing noise coming from one of my monitors which was previously drowned out by the noise of the PC).
The only reason I've dropped a star is that installation is made trickier by the design of the fan clamps. They're extremely difficult to re-attach once the cooler is in place and I ended up bleeding in several places during the attempt (the fins have some sharp edges to them). PC upgrades usually demand some kind of blood sacrifice, though, I can't remember the last time I didn't cut myself while working on a refit/upgrade, so maybe I should be a little more careful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonny on 18 July 2013
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I'm Writing this review during the English heatwave of 2013. The temperature of my living room right now is about 31 degrees, my PC case temp is 35 degrees and my motherboard temp is 38 degrees and right now I'm running a video converter which runs the CPU at full load and its only reading 55 degrees!! unbelievable!. My previous Heatsink crashed my PC through overheating and I didn't even try the standard heatsink which came with my CPU (AMD 8350) which has a 125w TDP so its not the most energy efficient CPU out there but the heatsink is simply amazing! Fitting the heatsink isn't without its troubles I ended up with a few cuts and got a bit of a sweat on I even got slightly emotional with all the trial and error but was victorious in the end which is so worth it!. I am lucky to have a case which gives you access to the rear of the motherboard without having to remove it as the heatsink comes with its own rear bracket. You need at minimum midi tower I have a Zalman Z9 Plus (which isn't the smallest case in the world) and when putting the side cover back on the heatsink is pushing against the cover so not even a nanometer left for room so check your sizes before ordering! Still I'd recommend this superb heatsink to anyone who is willing to persevere with something that's not completely easy to fit but gives excellent results in the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jazz_dude on 19 Aug 2013
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Good cooler for overclockers. Comes with all the brackets for the cpus listed, thermal paste and detailed install info. A large bit of kit so make sure your case can accomodate it. RAM with large heatsinks could be a problem, but regular RAM heatsinks OK. Very quiet and highly recommended.
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I have purchased this CPU cooler to replace my stock AMD FX cooler, with the purpose of making my gaming system a quiet one.

I have researched going into water cooling, but wasn't able to make the move, being afraid of water inside my hard worked gaming rig. I have decided to go with Be Quiet, since it seemed they combined performance and quietness very nice.

I have been using it for about 7 months now, with absolutely no problems. The systems temperature has gone down by at least 7 degrees and it's so quiet compared to before, that it seems unreal.

It seems easy enough to install it yourself, with instructions provided by the manufacturer, but as an IT Technician, this was child's play for me.

The only reason I haven't gone for the top dog (Dark Rock pro 3) was the lack of space in my Midi Case. I would advice to take some measurement before ordering this beast, or you might be surprised that it won't fit your system.

All in all, I would recommend Be Quiet products to all PC enthusiasts that are looking for performance and silence combined. The Dark Rock 2 seem to be the perfect fit for Midi Cases, but check your system before ordering.
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