Bequiet Shadow Rock TopFlow Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

bequiet Shadow Rock TopFlow  



be quiet have been around for a little while now, their core business being PSUs, fans, and as we see here CPU coolers.  Better known for the Behemoth units such as the Dark Rock Pro, be quiet have chosen to tread a slightly different path with their latest release.  The Shadow Rock TopFlow as the name suggests is a top down cooler, offering cooling not only to the CPU but also to the RAM, MOSFETs and VRMs.  Standing only 125mm high the size of the TopFlow lends itself perfectly to a wide selection of Mini, Micro and cube cases and of course HTPC cases.


Technical Specification


Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)             171 x 137 x 126

Total weight (kg)                                                                                     0.65

TDP (W)                                                                                                  160

LGA2011 ready                                                                                       ✓

Socket compatibility                                                                                 Intel: LGA 775 / 1155 / 1366 /1156 / 

                                                                                                               AMD: AM2(+) , AM3(+) / 754 / 939 / 940 / FM1

Backplate Mounting                                                                                 ✓

Fan model, number                                                                                 Shadow Wings PWM 135mm

Anti vibration fan fixing                                                                             ✓

Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm)                              9.60 / 15.9 / 24.4

Heatsink specifications

Dimensions (L x W x D), (mm)                                                                171 x 137 x 100

Number of fins                                                                                        53

Fin material                                                                                             Aluminium

Base material                                                                                          Copper

CPU contact surface                                                                                CNC machined

Heatpipe number, Diameter (mm)                                                           4 / 8

Surface treatment                                                                                   Nickel plated

General fan specifications

SilentWings-Fan dimensions (mm)                                                           135 x 135 x 25

Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm)                                                                    1500

Air flow @ 12V (cfm, m3/h)                                                                    66.8 / 113.6

Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O)                                                                2.10

Bearing type                                                                                           Rifle

Rated voltage (V)                                                                                   12

Input current (A)                                                                                     0.22

Input power (W)                                                                                     3

Connector                                                                                              4-pin PWM

Cable length (mm)                                                                                  200

Lifespan (h / 25°C)                                                                                 200.000


Thermal grease (g)                                                                                 Dow Coming TC 5121 / 2

Backplate mounting set                                                                          ✓

User manual languages                                                                           DE, EN, FR, ES, PL

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Most Recent Comments

03-04-2012, 16:37:03

Low profile coolers seem to be all the rage atm Noctua, Phanteks and these guys. Good review.Quote

03-04-2012, 20:02:53

How tall is it? Must have missed it quickly skimming the review, sorry.Quote

04-04-2012, 11:34:31

lol, its on the very firs page

Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) 171 x 137 x 126'Quote

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