be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Compact CPU Cooler Review (Page 6)

| Dec 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm CST
Rating: 93%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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57.5 degrees is an impressive feat for this low-profile design. It is almost ten degrees cooler than the C7 we just tested and fared well against the others in its league as well.

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We thought that the Shadow Rock LP would have serious issues when it came to letting the overclock fly. Things are a bit warm at 82.75 degrees, and yes, we tried all orientations to be sure the heat pipes were working correctly. All things considered, we are impressed it was able to handle this, but the 130W TDP covers the capabilities of our 4770K.

Noise Level Results

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Set to the same voltage as all other coolers in this chart, we found the Pure Wings 2 fan to be spinning at 1000 RPM on the nose. In these conditions, all we were able to hear from the fan was a mere 25 dB of noise.

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Spooled up with 12 volts applied to the fan, we now found it spinning at 1490 RPM, almost dead on the rated specification. At this time, we were more than a little impressed with the fan only delivering 32 dB at this time.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

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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