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be quiet! Shadow Rock 3


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be quiet! looks to one-up their competition with the Shadow Rock 3 by delivering a high-quality, asymmetrical heatsink that not only provides reliable performance and low noise levels, but also keeps memory and graphics card clearance in mind. This makes the Shadow Rock 3 a robust offering that will make the no-RGB crowd quite happy.

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Benchmark Scores Lots of RGB, so you know it's fast.
So glad to see my dark rock slim do so well for noise and performance, with such a compact design
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Looks like a nice cooler and I enjoyed reading the review.


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I wonder if bent fins on the sides would have shaven (sp?) off a few more degrees. But not bad for the asking price. And not too heavy, which is always a plus in my book.
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$30 to $50 CPU heatsink market has been killing it lately, great value

I know there's a bunch of "noctua or bust" fanboys on these forums but these 35 to 50 dollar options improving in the last 2 years both in terms of performance and noise is I bet having non enthuasist 2nd guess dropping $70-80 for an air cooler