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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review

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From the be quiet! website:
#1 for power supplies in Germany

be quiet! products are convincing, which is proven by the company reaching and defending the leadership position in Germany's PSU market since 2006. Their position has also been validated by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions.

Repeated winner of Manufacturer of the Year

Readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware have awarded be quiet! the Manufacturer of the Year award six times in a row. Another first and second rank in the categories "fans" and "coolers" for two consecutive years underline the high acceptance of our products.

Having been awarded the Manufacturer of the Year award six times in a row by the readers of PC Games Hardware, be quiet! is a well-known company in Europe. They are part of a group of elite manufacturers offering exceptional products in many categories. These products include fans, CPU coolers, power supplies, noise absorption mats, a thermal grease, and more. Overall, be quiet! is still a newcomer to the North American market, but with their track record of success, it shouldn't be long before they become a top contender here as well.

be quiet! originally established their legacy of quality by producing highly respected power supplies. The Dark Power Pro, Straight Power, and Pure Power are all well-established lines. The company even offers SFX and TFX power supplies, which gives them the ability to cover a large segment of the market by offering a power supply for every type of user. Their focus on CPU coolers is also evident in the unique design and exceptional performance of the Dark Rock and Shadow Rock series of coolers. Both have already made a name for themselves.

Today, I will take a look at be quiet!'s Dark Rock Pro 2. This behemoth of a cooler looks like a top contender to finally toppling the current air-cooling king, the Phateks PH-TC14PE. be quiet!'s cooler offers a unique and stylish appearance along with some impressive specs. These include dual aluminum cooling towers with forty-four fins, dual fans, and seven 6 mm heatpipes. This cooler impressed me right away, but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. Let's instead figure out just what the Dark Rock Pro 2 has to offer.

MODEL:Dark Rock Pro 2
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
HEATSINK:Material: Nickel-plated Aluminum (Fins)
Nickel-plated Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 138 mm x 147 mm x 166 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 7pcs
Weight: 1260 g (w/fans)
FANS:Model: SilentWings PWM 120mm BQT T12025-MF-PWM
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1700 RPM
Fan Airflow: 57.2 CFM
Fan Noise: 24.3 dBA
Model: SilentWings PWM 135mm BQT T13525-MF-PWM
Dimensions: 135 mm x 135 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1500 RPM
Fan Airflow: 67.8 CFM
Fan Noise: 21.5 dBA
FEATURES:Two Silentwings fans
Cooling fins have wave design
Anti-vibration rubber ring
Seven high performance heatpipes
Fourteen steel heatpipe caps
WARRANTY:Three years
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