Be Quiet Dark Rock Top Flow

Be Quiet Dark Rock Top Flow

Be Quiet Dark Rock Top Flow

Be Quiet Dark Rock Top Flow


Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years, extends its Dark Rock family with a powerful new model in Top Flow-format: the Dark Rock TF combines a sophisticated cooler design with the proven SilentWings technology to successfully cool demanding systems with compact form factors.

The new Dark Rock TF consists of two nickel-plated heat sinks that are interconnected by six performant heat pipes in 6-millimetre format. With this design, the Top Flow cooler can carry two SilentWings fans with a diameter of 135 millimetres and manages a TDP of up to 220 watts at a maximum of 26.7 decibels. The proven fans are decoupled from the heat sinks by rubberised inserts, which suppresses vibrations. For an absolute smooth fan operation, be quiet! uses a long-lasting fluid dynamic bearing and a silent 6-pole motor.

Be Quiet Dark Rock Top Flow

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Intelligent design for maximum performance and low overall height

Due to its dual heat sink design, the Dark Rock TF can be configured so that it even fits into compact systems: the height of the be quiet! cooler can be reduced from 22 millimetre to 108.8 millimetre by removing the upper fan. Fully stocked, the dimensions of the cooler are 162.6 x 140 x 130.8 millimetre (L x W x H). This way, the Dark Rock TF is suitable for various configurations and can cool sophisticated, compact systems just as smoothly as overclocked PCs.

Best craftsmanship in the usual Dark Rock style

As the Dark Rock TF is part of the high-end cooler line-up of be quiet!, much emphasis is placed on build quality and appearance. The new be quiet! Top Flow model is black nickel plated and has been equipped with a high-quality top cover made of brushed aluminum. In addition, the ends of the heat pipes are capped to give the cooler an attractive look. As a result, the Dark Rock TF isn't just a high performance cooler, but it also has a visual elegance that makes it a match for every system.

The new Dark Rock TF is compatible with all current Intel and AMD sockets and is available immediately at a suggested retail price of $79.90 / £62 / €86.


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My Thoughts

A lot of people enjoy using top down coolers, whether it is just for the peace of mind that comes with ample motherboard airflow or just to look at the fan spinning in your case window.

Sadly there are not many top down coolers which are very large, dual fan or in this case dual tower. This CPU cooler is a great option for those who want a top down style cooler but still want to have a exceptionally large amount of thermal headroom and is compatible with most taller memory DIMMs.

With a manageable TDP of 220W this cooler will be suitable to just about every CPU on the market, including AMD's 5.0GHz FX 9590, so you can rest assured that you have enough cooling for just about any situation. 


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Do you want a top down cooler with beastly performance? Well Be Quiet may just have the answer for you with the Dark...

Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

26-05-2015, 09:26:16

I can see this finding its way in many HTPCs, as long as it doesn't block off any PCIe slots. Nice find too Quote

26-05-2015, 09:27:34

Don't know if this will perform well. It certainly does look silly thoughQuote

26-05-2015, 09:32:17

Very silly indeed, heatpipe looks relatively thin and has a longer distance to travel, not to ,ention it will be height limited.

Do like the fans though.Quote

26-05-2015, 09:33:01

i actually like this, cant wait to see how it performsQuote

26-05-2015, 09:35:21

Looks like a big black turd sitting on the CPU.

Don't like, at all.Quote

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