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[Review] CPU Cooler BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 2

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bequiet!, a big German brand that since 2006 has been to provide the most enthusiastic of the best PSUs and Coolers market.
As the name indicates, the bequiet! has focused on silence, and is home to more strength in the market, offering great high quality products!




When we thought that perfection was at its peak, the bequiet! presents us with an improvement in your cooler more expensive.
A more polished, some even more perfect finishes and a heatpipe cooler aperfeiçoas do since almost a masterpiece.


website: http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler
Price: 85€

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- Especificações e Caixa


The virtually silent Dark RockTM Pro 2 CPU Cooler puts our famous anti-noise technology where it counts: at the heart of your system. Its dark nickel-plated heat sink as well as state-of-the art fans are perfect for overclocked systems and the most demanding multi-graphics platforms.







The bequiet! offers this product in a box all black, with a photograph of the product
On top of this we have an indication cooler already be "LGA 2011 ready" and below the maximum TDP of 220W



On one side, we have all your specifications



On back all its features, as well as a small scheme of cooler









Inside the box, we just wrapped in styrofoam cooler and a small cardboard box with mounting hardware, manual and thermal paste.










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- bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 2


The Dark Rock Pro 2 comes with 2 fans of bequiet!, The famous SilentWings



Quiet-optimized SilentWings® 2 fans with PWM function and ultra-high performance heatpipes with a oxygen-free copper lining generate massive 220W TDP cooling capacity. Specially developed wave-contoured fins minimize turbulence noise and maximize heat transfer.



Here we can see a good portion of the cooler.
All in aluminum with its 7 large heatpipes that go from the top to the base of the cooler



The top of the Dark Rock Pro 2 is all painted in black scoter, with the "heads" of the heatpipes on top





Here we have some very fine comb for cooling is better distributed, with 2 fans to do pull





Here are the tabs to remove the fans



As previously stated, the huge heatpipes are a key base together with a highly polished









How shall calculate, this cooler is large, here is a comparison to a Galaxy S




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- Testes e Conclusões


Since the objectives of the coolers are cooling and silence, was used an app in Android to get a sense of the noise

To test since the block used the following system:

- Intel 2500K @ 3.3Ghz
- ECS P67H2-A
- Antec High Current Pro 850W



Comparing the two coolers that I have here at the moment:

- Noise

By Noise Meter

Xigmatek Balder com 2 fans Xigmatek = 75db at normal speed

bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 with 2 fans bequiet! Silent Wings = 45db at normal and 65db at full speed

- Temperatures usando 3DMark Vantage @ cpu




-Idle





- Load





- Conclusões


After the tests, we can say what we expected!
This cooler comes as an improvement to its former successor.
With temperatures and a fantastic silent simply fantastic, we have one of the best coolers on the market!
I can say that the Dark Rock Pro 2 is an authentic masterpiece when it comes to cooling!

With that attach to cooler bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 certificate of r1sKas Choice Gold!



Regards

Ricardo Castro @ r1sKas
 
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Not sure what kind of "load" you were putting on it to get those temps, but it doesn't seem realistic. Tweaktown has it at about 49c load, equaling the Thermalright Silver Arrow on temps, but being slightly quieter at load.

Looks like a fairly decent cooler, but it's not available here in the US apparently.
 

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the load temps are at the max in the last pic..

i just wasnt fast enought to take print after the 3DMark test.

with my xigmatek balder i had 50.

the difference can be caused for my case... im using the Phobya benchtable for the test, so it have more fresh air there
 
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No oc temps ?
 
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The mounting parts look very familiar.. LOL. Who can take a shot at who really makes the unit?
 

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This is the temps from a my friend that has a different cpu, wit ha 40min Prime test.

52º at 4500Mhz :)

good no?