Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Be Quiet! introduces New CPU Cooler Generation Dark Rock 2

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today their brand new CPU cooler series Dark Rock 2. Consisting of two new products, this new generation now offers better cooling performance thanks to the use of new 135 mm SilentWings fans.

After be quiet!'s entry into the cooling market in 2010 which, based on the quick acceptance into the market and positive reviews, was a success for consumers and the press, be quiet! now introduces the newest offerings within the Dark Rock family: Dark Rock 2 and Dark Rock Pro 2.


Single and dual tower versions

As with the first generation there is one single tower and one dual tower model. Both of them now feature a brand new 135 millimeter SilentWings fan. Thanks to this Dark Rock 2 offers more cooling performance while still maintaining a very low noise level.
New flagship Dark Rock Pro 2

Dark Rock Pro 2 is the new flagship in be quiet!'s cooling line. Thanks to its dual tower design it is able to handle CPU power of up to 220 Watt. It uses two fans to take care of air circulation. One 135 mm version sitting in between its two big heatsinks and a second 120 mm fan in front of the heatsink. Seven 6 mm heatpipes make sure there is no limitation regarding the field of use for this cooler. Demanding tasks such as gaming and overclocking are possible at a minimum noise level with this product. For a two fan cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 2 is really silent with a maximum noise level of only 26,4 dB(a).

Single tower Dark Rock 2

Dark Rock 2 is the single tower version and it still offers six 6 mm heatpipes to take care of up to 180 Watt of TDP (Thermal Design Power). The position of the single 135 mm fan is adjustable for maximum compatibility with mainboards and RAM modules and it is barely audible at 21,2 dB(A).

"We were really pleased with the quick market acceptance of the original Dark Rock series, as evidenced that we have already been voted twice as the number two brand of CPU coolers by the readers of PC Games Hardware. With the launch of the Dark Rock 2 generation into the market we improved all essential aspects of performance. We're really proud of this achievement that pushes the state-of-the-art in quiet, high performance and relaible air cooling to new levels," says Scott Richards, Global Brand Director at be quiet! about the new product launch.

Improved mounting system

Again both models come with the striking dark nickel-plated surface and the brushed alumnium cover on top of the heatpipes. Thanks to consumer feedback be quiet! also decided to improve the mounting system. So the installation of Dark Rock 2 is both easier and faster and it is also compatible with Intel Socket LGA2011. Dark Rock 2 is available for 55 Euro. The Pro Version costs 73 Euro. Both are available today.
Add your own comment

11 Comments on Be Quiet! introduces New CPU Cooler Generation Dark Rock 2

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Holy sweet batman of black heatpipes!
Posted on Reply
#2
badtaylorx
now start bring'n'em to the states damnit!!!
Posted on Reply
#5
james888
I was going to get the original series back when I built my current pc. Then I relized they were euro only
Posted on Reply
#6
IINexusII
great too see updates to this, i got the original dark rock pro for my mates build and it was a weird install, i had to screw the heatsink in from the back of the motherboard. :S

im looking to upgrade my PC soon so i might get the advanced :D
Posted on Reply
#7
RejZoR
I have to admit that this looks impressive. Any tests already?
Posted on Reply
#8
LagunaX
A NH-D14 finally dressed to kill.
Posted on Reply
#9
Yo_Wattup
by: LagunaX
A NH-D14 finally dressed to kill.
Worst. Statement. EVer.
Posted on Reply
#10
Rnot
Worst. Statement. EVer.
Why? So many people dislike the Noctua colours (despite their brand association) and the Be Quiet coolers do look pretty sexy in my opinion. Mainly because there black. With extra black.

Whether this performs as well as the DH-14 remains to be seen. The C1 certainly didn't.

If it does, we could have a new classic :D
Posted on Reply
#11
Yo_Wattup
by: LagunaX
A NH-D14 finally dressed to kill.
by: Rnot
Why? So many people dislike the Noctua colours (despite their brand association) and the Be Quiet coolers do look pretty sexy in my opinion. Mainly because there black. With extra black.

Whether this performs as well as the DH-14 remains to be seen. The C1 certainly didn't.

If it does, we could have a new classic :D
Just coz it looks nothing like the NH-D14. :slap: :toast:

EDIT: Never mind me, I am a retard. I didn't see the second cooler. My apologies.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment