be quiet Dark Rock TF Top Flow Review
Up Close: Assembled with fans
The two 1400rpm silent wings fans are attached by means of traditional spring clips. Set up in a push pull configuration blowing down through the larger of the fin stacks, onto the lower and then onto the motherboard itself. The fans are isolated from the fin stacks by parallel rubber strips along the edges of the upper stack. Where some spring clips can be an absolute sod to fit, these, we're pleased to say went on very easily.
With the fans attached the whole shooting match stands 130.8mm high, meaning it should fit into all but the smallest enclosures on the market. Although it looks a bit of a chunky monkey the small initial footprint should see it clearing even the tallest RAM.
Before we leave the cooler and move onto the build let's take a look at the underside, and specifically the contact plate and heat pipes. As you can see, be quiet have opted for a near mirror finish CNC machined Copper base finished in a Nickel coating. The heat pipes are also finished in Nickel with a very high quality of workmanship in evidence.