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be quiet! Dark Rock Slim Review

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Introduction


be quiet! is well known as a top-tier manufacturer that produced a plethora of PC products. From cases and coolers to power supplies, they have been an enthusiast favorite for quite some time. Rather than pad shelves with a new product every few months, be quiet! instead focuses on refining core designs, and it shows as they continue to rack up numerous awards from both reviewers and readers alike, earning their popularity with their philosophy of "no compromise silence and performance".


In today's review, I will be taking a look at the Dark Rock Slim, which uses a traditional tower cooler design. Made to be cost-effective, it features four Ø6 mm heat pipes and a 120 mm Silent Wings 3 fan for exceptional heat dissipation with a maximum TDP of 180 watts. As can be seen at first glance, the cooler lacks RGB LEDs and other gamer flair; however, it does feature an aluminium top plate like other Dark Rock coolers, which, along with the heat pipe end caps, results in a clean and professional-looking cooler.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:be quiet!
MODEL:Dark Rock Slim
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (fins)
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 159 mm x 127 mm x 72 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 620 g (w/fan)
FAN:Model: Silent Wings 3
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1500 RPM (max)
Fan Airflow: not listed
Fan Noise: 23.6 dB (max)
FEATURES:Compact design for maximum memory clearance
Low-Noise Silent Wings 3 fan with six-pole motor
Brushed aluminium top cover with heat pipe end caps for clean looks
180 watt TDP
WARRANTY:Three years
MSRP:$59.90/€57.90
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