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be quiet! Dark Rock TF Top Flow CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 30, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: be quiet!

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The hardware is also typical to these coolers. There is a steel backplate in the middle that first is coated with plastic, and also offers foam at both ends to make sure it is isolated. To the left of it at the AMD mounting legs to mount to the base of the cooler, and to the right is the set for Intel mounting.





At the top is a set of four studs to pass through the backplate, with clips to hold them onto the motherboard below them. There is a wrench to aid in mounting with LGA2011 standoffs and the cooler mounting nuts below it. At the right are the universal standoffs, and below them are the screws to mount the brackets to the base of the cooler.




Since we are given two fans with this cooler, it only makes sense to give us four wire fan clips to mount them. We are also given a short Y-Splitter cable to power both fans from one motherboard header. We are given some thermal paste as well, at least enough for two tries at mounting this cooler, maybe three.




Two manuals come with this cooler. The one in the back is dedicated to AMD while the one up front covers only Intel installations. Both offer great renderings along with descriptions that can get anyone through this slightly complicated mounting system. They also include a bit of literature on what they do and what they do not cover in the three-year warranty.




We knew these 135mm fans sent with the cooler were SilentWings, but the sticker shows us that more specifically, these are BQ SIW3-13525-MF-PWM. It was not until we saw this sticker we realized the chart has an error stating these fans are a bit thinner than the 25mm they are.

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