Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Patriot Torch 120GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: IN WIN D-Frame - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: SilverStone ST85F-G - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
- Software: RealTemp 3.70, AIDA64 Engineer 5.20.3400 and CPU-z 1.72.1 x64
To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.
While 51.5 degrees is a good result in many respects, when you take a closer look at the chart, you realize this is the best performing top flow style cooler on our charts. So while it may fall six degrees below the best on the chart, in this style, there are none better.
Here as well, with the overclock applied, the 72.25-degree result is around ten degrees out of the lead, but we find the Dark Rock TF again offering the best results in coolers of this design.
Noise Level Results
With a company name like this, it would be almost embarrassing if their coolers did not come in with low noise results. However, keeping with what we know, we find these fans purring along at 24dB spinning at 954RPM.
Even when we let them loose to do their worst on our ears, the most we could get from them was 37dB with them spinning now at 1400RPM. Maybe not the most silent choice out there, but damn close to it.
PRICING: You can find the be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler retails for $130 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler retails for £61 at Amazon UK.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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