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Dark Rock Pro 3
- DARK ROCK PRO 3
1400 - 1700 RPM
13.2 - 26.1 dB
- 126 points
- 42 months ago
from completed build Black Snow
Awesome looking cooler. I personally think this is the best looking CPU air cooler out there. Super quiet while performing like a champ. I just wish the orientation of the Be Quiet name in the middle of the cooler can be switched. I had to orient the CPU fan direction vertically instead for horizontally so that the be quiet name would be upright :p
There are a lot of reviews out there saying this cooler is dreadfully hard to install and that the toy-like tools are very hard to use. They were installing it the wrong way though. If you install the cooler the way it was intended to be installed, it is very easy. Not as easy as Noctua's mechanism, but still easy overall.
Here is the install video I found in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_5L0Zq298
- 112 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Tölva
Its really big. well packed. setting it up is easy, just see the vid on youtube as i did. it took me like 10-15min. performance is very good and it is really quiet! when i turned off all my fans and let only this cooler run at 100% it was crispy quiet! very happy and satisfied with this product.
!! this cooler do not fit out of the box with this mobo. i needed to do a little modding. heat pipes were way to close to ram and it was bending the first slot unit. its easy to bend the most outer heat pipes in, just few mm and it fits perfectly and no loss in performance.
- 54 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Darkness: Upgrade and Mods to a 3 year old Fractal Design R4
Almost dead silent and looks good with any setup. I can barely hear this if at all over my case fans. It keeps a 6700k around 35C at idle and 60C at load.
- 44 points
- 38 months ago
from completed build Dark Manta
looks incredible! its huge but so lovely and silent. will cool down anything! please ensure to use low profile ram.
- 42 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build SKYLAKE PC Build - i5 6600K GTX1070 Black Green Theme
AIOs? And you kissed your mother with that mouth? I surely don't need an AIO for this build and what I am throwing at it ;) Look at the temps even on full load, and I live in a country where ambient is 27 degrees celcius. This cooler is a BEAST in terms of performance and looks. On paper, this will not fit in the NZXT S340 according to PCPartPicker but it does actually fit with a roughly 5mm clearance.
p/s: If you give me a free AIO, I'll take it tho
- 33 points
- 52 months ago
from completed build Beast
I love this CPU fan!!! Very quiet and sexy, but the installation was a nightmare!!! Took me 2 hours, 2 people and building some ungodly contraptions to get it on there, as the case I was using was quite big and I'm a small person. Once it was on there it was on there though and it works as i expected it would!!!
- 30 points
- 45 months ago
from completed build Semi-Compact Gaming
Outstanding performance that can keep an OC'd Skylake proc nice and cool, with great aesthetics and almost no noise to speak of. Downsides are the cooler's size (seriously, this thing is enormous and weighs about a kilo) and installation system - you don't so much mount the cooler to your motherboard as the other way around. Large motherboard heatsinks around the CPU socket will make it even more challenging, since you need to thread small nuts from above the board while screwing them in from the bottom of the mobo to lock it down.
- 27 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Mac Pro Mini - Final Main Gaming / Hackintosh Editing Build - Silent Build
While temperatures may not be perfect, and it is also HUGE, it destroys coolers in terms of looks and noise levels!
- 26 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build "Does it come in black?" - 1440p Ultrawide Gaming
I just have to make a comment about how truly MASSIVE this cooler really is! When I removed it from the box I was just completely floored by its size. It is sleek, beefy, and whisper quiet which suits my needs perfectly! I was thinking about an AIO liquid cooler for my CPU, but with this air cooler I don't have to ever worry about a water leakage in my system. The idle temps were very solid and when running Cinebench at full load, my 6700k only peaked at about 45 celsius at 100% continuous load.