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Be Quiet! Intros Dark Rock Pro CPU Cooler

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Be Quiet! (brand name) announced its latest offering to PC enthusiasts, a humongous CPU air cooler named Dark Rock Pro. The cooler uses a branched dual metal-fin array design, similar to the Noctua NH-D14. It measures 133 x 150 x 166 mm, and weighs a staggering 1.55 kg (3.417 lbs). The design consists of seven heat-pipes which pass through two individual aluminum fin arrays. The heat-pipes make use of an oxygen-free copper layer.

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3.417 lbs!!! I wouldnt want that kind of stress on my motherboard. I dont care how well it cools.
 
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Might be heavy as hell, but is looks sick.

Does it come with the ninja hooks Scythe offers so you can tie it up to the ceiling of your case for support? Might be a good idea to bundle this cooler with them.
 
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Might be heavy as hell, but is looks sick.

Does it come with the ninja hooks Scythe offers so you can tie it up to the ceiling of your case for support? Might be a good idea to bundle this cooler with them.
If it has a heavy duty backplate it shouldn't matter any.

If you have a decently mounted heat sink it's actually one of the better places to pick upa mobo from :laugh:

If mobo is secured properly and heatsink is assembled properly should never be an issue.
 
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If it has a heavy duty backplate it shouldn't matter any.

If you have a decently mounted heat sink it's actually one of the better places to pick upa mobo from :laugh:

If mobo is secured properly and heatsink is assembled properly should never be an issue.
True to an extent though there is going to come a point where it doesn't matter what kind of backplate you have it is going to stress/bend/break the motherboard. I am not saying this would though there has to be a limit. But at 1.55kg man its one of the heaviest out there and for the cost aswell it needs to have some bloody good cooling capabilities. Still looks nice though :)
 
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True to an extent though there is going to come a point where it doesn't matter what kind of backplate you have it is going to stress/bend/break the motherboard. I am not saying this would though there has to be a limit. But at 1.55kg man its one of the heaviest out there and for the cost aswell it needs to have some bloody good cooling capabilities. Still looks nice though :)
The heatsink it's self is probably only 100gs heavier than others.

But as the heatsink is sold as an entire unit the weight includes the two fans.

Normally high end dual tower heatsinks come with no fans and so people read "900 and 1000g" and think OOHHH not bad :laugh:
 
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If it has a heavy duty backplate it shouldn't matter any.

If you have a decently mounted heat sink it's actually one of the better places to pick upa mobo from :laugh:

If mobo is secured properly and heatsink is assembled properly should never be an issue.
isnt there a point in which the mb would start to warp and/or crack due to the weight of the cooler? 3.47lbs does seem a little extreme

on another note...reviews please! lets see how well this this performs.
 
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gigabyte has those ultra durable 3 layer pcb mobos - pretty sure those would be able to withstand the weight of this no problem
 
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this is just an overkill :laugh: my cpu cooler weighs bout 950g and my mobo asus P5Q-E is already a bit bent and now imagine this with an 1.55kg cooler damn xD

Im asking myself does this cpu cooler need these fan's?
 
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I can't wait to see how this performs just out of curiosity as there is no chance i would buy it for my main rig, my last cooler was about 1.3kg and weight was what made me go with the H50, next stop a custom loop :D

Really my motherboard (asus m3a32) had no issue with 1.3kg but it was never in a case so always laid flat on its back, 1.5kg would make me scared to move it when in a normal case, it's bad enough dropping a computer in any way never mind if it had this monster strapped to the motherboard :laugh:
 
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Ill stick with my H70:)
 
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That kind of coolers are aimed at overclockers I assume cause stock clocks don't need much of a cooling. Even if it performs very well and thatway is worth it's price, I'd still save up some cash and get a used H50 or smth. But if you need decent cooling fast and aren't really into watercooling then it's a good choise, as long as your PC is settled horizontally :D
 
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More info & pics

Be Quiet, the two new CPU cooler now officially launched and can give an exact delivery period: The two CPU coolers from February 2011 to be commercially available. The technical data of the two fans remain unchanged, there are also non-binding price recommendations fall of 59.90 € for the Advanced Dark Rock and € 79.90 for the model Dark Rock Pro.
The pictures are of the prototypes as quoted from the source







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^^^ ewwwwwwww, heat pipes arent even in contact with the CPU
 
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^^^ ewwwwwwww, heat pipes arent even in contact with the CPU
You mean like the other top performing coolers? :p

(I'm assuming you mean it's not a direct touch base)
 
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I wonder if it's possible to use first three RAM modules with this monstrous cooler, because it looks like it blocks everything.
 
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I like the look, but 3.5 lbs is kinda heavy, and it would have to compete with thermalright to justify that weight.
 
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if it is better the the thermalright arrow, im sold! screw it! im a modder I can mod a bracket to add weight support. shit this is what pc overclocking is all about, top end cooling no matter what!
 
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if it is better the the thermalright arrow, im sold! screw it! im a modder I can mod a bracket to add weight support. shit this is what pc overclocking is all about, top end cooling no matter what!
I agree for the most part, but I want some review numbers, *hint* *hint*.
 
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If it fit in my HTPC ill buy that :p cooler master elite 360 can be placed vertical or horizontal. For the strees ill may leave my case horizontal like its already placed and just put rubber spacers around the cpu under the mobo to make it transfer the weigt on the bottom of the case.
 

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my V10 is 1.2KG stock and after swapping and adding a fan i am sure it out weighs this thing lol 1.55KG isn't that much. although the 4 coolers in my server don't add up to that together :roll:
 
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Looks like a pain to install and would get in the way of tall ram.
My Tuniq Tower is bad enough to install if you are lazy about taking out the Motherboard out of the case.
 

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looks like a scythe Ninja 3 and a Noctua D-14 had a baby, how cute:roll:

anyone have an image of the push-pins this gets mounted with?
 
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looks like a scythe Ninja 3 and a Noctua D-14 had a baby, how cute:roll:

anyone have an image of the push-pins this gets mounted with?
What puch pins are you talking about? You have the choice to glue the base with epoxy on the cpu heatsink support or use that thick metal plate ontop and solder it to a part of your case :p
 
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At $108.33 , that's a pretty steep price point if it doesn't demolish every other cooler.