Processor cooling is one of the most important choices a builder can make for their system. While the market is flooded with many options and styles to choose from, one market has always remained competitive and populated with choices year after year. I am, of course, talking about the large, multi-heat pipe air coolers and today we are going to take a look at the Dark Rock Pro 2 from Be Quiet! to see if it holds up through installation and our new testing procedures. Is it worth your money? I don’t know but I hear the Germans make good stuff.

Product Name: Dark Rock Pro 2

Review Sample provided by: Be Quiet!

Review by: Debo

Pictures by: Debo

Specifications

Cooler Unit

Model Number

BQ DR2-76-135

Material & Finish

Aluminum fins / nickel plated

Socket Compatibility

Intel: LGA 775/1155(1150)/1156/1366/2011

AMD: 754/939/940/AM2+/AM3+/FM1

Dimensions

138 x 147 x 166mm

Weight

1260g (w/ fan)

Delta T @ 100W

9.0o C

PWM Fan

Dimensions

Front: 120 x 120 x 25mm

Inner: 135 x 135 x 25mm

RPM @ 100%

Front: 1500rpm

Inner: 1700rpm

Airflow

Front: 93.3 m3/h; 37.2 cfm

Inner: 113.8 m3/h; 67.8 cfm

Noise @ 100%

Front: 24.3 dB(A)

Inner: 21.5 dB(A)

Lifetime

300,000h

Posted: 1 year 7 months ago by Debo #33213
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I will say, the brushed aluminum finish on the top cap is a nice touch.
Posted: 1 year 7 months ago by Wooderson #33212
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This is one of the best looking CPU coolers in my opinion very nice.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Debo #33187
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Today we take a look at our first of many CPU coolers with our new testing regimen.

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