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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Review

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Packaging & Contents

be quiet!'s Dark Rock Pro 3 comes in a fairly attractive box that measures 18 cm in length, 21 cm in width, and 21 cm in height. Plainly visible with its TDP rating of 250W on the front are an image of the cooler, the company logo, and the cooler's name. The left side details some of the cooler's features in French, Spanish, and Polish. The back of the box covers the Dark Rock Pro 3's specifications and features in great detail.

The right side of the box again details specifications and features, although in English and German, and lists various awards be quiet!'s products have won from various review sites. The top of the box only holds both the name and company logo with the cooler's TDP of 250W. While the box isn't ground-breaking in appearance, it does the job by offering a great deal of information to prospective buyers.


Opening a be quiet! box is always a treat as the contents are always packaged away well through the use of foam inserts. As such, users won't need to worry about any potential damage to the cooler during shipping. It is nice to see good packaging as it is usually one of the first items manufacturers compromise on to keep costs down.

Everything one would need to install the Dark Rock Pro 3 on nearly any system is provided. From the heatsink and fans, which are mandatory, to detailed instructions and thermal paste, everything you need is here and accounted for. The mounting hardware is rather simple in part due to its partially universal design, although I can't help but be disappointed whenever I see a spanner; here is to hoping the installation procedure can be simplified through future revisions.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Hexagonal nuts
  • 4x Hexagonal nuts with sleeve
  • 4x LGA2011 spacer nuts
  • 4x C profile spacers
  • 4x M3x3 screws
  • 4x M3x15 screws
  • 2x AMD mounting brackets
  • 2x Intel mounting brackets
  • 2x Sets of fan clips
  • 1x AMD / Intel backplate
  • 1x Heatsink
  • 1x Fan
  • 1x User's manual
  • 1x Package of thermal compound
  • 1x Hexagonal nut spanner
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