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be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Air Cooler Review

All in all, there is very little to dislike about the new be quiet! Dark Rock 4.

The biggest improvement over its predecessor is undoubtedly the new installation method. Gone is the fiddly process where the cooler is secured from behind the motherboard, and instead we have a much more conventional – and much simpler – method that uses standoffs and rails.

Performance figures are also impressive – though not mind-blowing – but I do have to commend the Dark Rock 4 for its very impressive noise levels. If you use a locked-multiplier CPU, or even an unlocked processor with just a fairly mild overclock, the Dark Rock 4 will prove almost silent.

With that in mind, we are very happy to recommend the be quiet! Dark Rock 4. In terms of performance, it is not a big leap forward when compared to its predecessor, but for the new installation method alone it is well worth buying.

You can buy the Dark Rock 4 for £64.99 from Overclockers UK HERE.

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  • Good-looking.
  • New installation method is a big improvement.
  • Very quiet.
  • Solid performance.


  • Is bettered by some cheaper air coolers.

KitGuru says: Overall, the be quiet! Dark Rock 4 is very proficient cooler. It doesn’t offer the absolute best bang-for-buck, but it is very, very quiet and the new installation method is also a welcome improvement.

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Rating: 8.5.

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