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be quiet! Dark Rock TF Top Flow CPU Cooler Review (Page 6)

Chad Sebring | Nov 30, 2015 at 08:10 am CST - 1 min, 46 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications

I would like to thank ASUS, InWin, Patriot, and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with.

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.

Thermal Results

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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