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


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


138 x 147 x 166mm


1260g (w/ fan)

Delta T @ 100W

9.0o C



Front: 120 x 120 x 25mm

Inner: 135 x 135 x 25mm

RPM @ 100%

Front: 1500rpm

Inner: 1700rpm


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)



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Deb0's Avatar
Deb0 replied the topic: #33187 28 Oct 2013 19:37
Today we take a look at our first of many CPU coolers with our new testing regimen.
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Wooderson replied the topic: #33212 31 Oct 2013 02:48
This is one of the best looking CPU coolers in my opinion very nice.
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Deb0 replied the topic: #33213 31 Oct 2013 03:38
I will say, the brushed aluminum finish on the top cap is a nice touch.

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