Glinde, April 30th, 2019 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007*, announces Dark Rock Slim, a compact high-end CPU cooler that offers high physical clearance for any memory module. With a supported TDP of up to 180 watts, Dark Rock Slim offers enough headroom for silently cooling any mainstream processor while keeping the space above occupied RAM slots clear.
Uncompromisingly compact single tower design
Dark Rock Slim is part of the Dark Rock 4 cooler family and works with all current Intel and mainstream AMD sockets. Cooling characteristics, performance and appearance are inspired by the Dark Rock 4 series, with the new compact heat sink providing high clearance for better RAM compatibility. Its high 180 watt cooling performance is achieved with a maximum noise level of just 23.6 dB(A), which is a result of a perfect synergy between cooling fan, heat sink and heat pipe design.
Impeccable cooling performance and virtually inaudible operation
Dark Rock Slim's cooling fins and heat pipes use a specially enhanced ceramic black coating that not only gives the heat sink an appealing all-black design, but also improves the cooler's heat conduction. The heat transfers efficiently from base to heat sink through four high-performance copper heat pipes. Small dots on the fin surface increase the total cooling area, while a wave-contoured shape contributes to perfect air flow. The intake fan is be quiet!'s own Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM, using airflow-optimized blades, a reliable six-pole motor, funnel-shaped air intake and fluid-dynamic bearing (FDB). The fan mounting uses a decoupled design to minimize vibration, thus reducing noise, and a second optional fan that can be mounted on the other side of the heat sink using the included clips.
Smart design and craftsmanship
With its high memory compatibility, Dark Rock Slim expands be quiet!'s top-of-the-line air cooler portfolio. The cooler offers a perfect balance between performance, build quality, utility, and appearance, while installation is simplified thanks to an easy-to-use top-mount design. The cooler's brushed aluminum top cover features a high-grade diamond-cut finish with specially manufactured caps masking its heat pipe ends. The slim heat sink layout guarantees high compatibility with expanded LED RAM modules and high-profile memory heat spreader designs.
Available on May 14th, 2019, Dark Rock Slim will hit retail and online stores at an MSRP of 57.90 / 54.99 / $59.90.