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be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2 Review

Rating: 8.5.

The be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2 is of course the successor to the original Shadow Rock TopFlow air cooler. Essentially, it is a new low-profile cooler from the German company aimed at those with who don’t want to compromise on cooling despite owning a ITX or SFF case. But is it worth £59.99?

Clearly, the most interesting thing about the be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2 is its size, but all is not as you might expect. This is because other low-profile coolers we have seen previously, like the Cryorig C7, have been tiny – the C7 measures just 47mm high, for instance – but the TF 2 actually comes in at 112mm tall. For me, this puts it in a sort of in-between area, as it is not quite ‘low-profile’ but nor is it a standard air tower cooler. It is certainly an interesting product so let’s dive right into the review.


Specification

Cooler:

  • Type of cooler: Shadow Rock TF 2
  • Model number: BK003
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Dimensions, incl. fan (L x W x H in mm): 137 x 165 x 112
  • Weight, incl. fan (g): 680
  • Heat sink material: Aluminium
  • Socket compatibility: Intel®: 775 / 1366 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 2011(-3) Square ILM. AMD: AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)
  • Maximum power capacity (W TDP): 160
  • Number of heat pipes / diameter (mm): 5 / 6
  • Noise level (dB(A)) @ 50 / 75 / 100%: 11.9 / 19.3 / 24.4

Fan:

  • Fan dimension (mm): 135 x 135 x 22
  • Fan motor technology: 4-pole
  • Bearing type: Rifle
  • Fan speed (rpm) @ 100% PWM: 1,400
  • Noise level (dB(A)) @ 2,000rpm: 20.8
  • Airflow (cfm ; m3/h): 67.8 ; 113.8
  • Air pressure (mm / H2O): 2.1
  • Input current (A): 0.11
  • Connector: 4-pin PWM
  • Lifespan (h): 80,000
  • Type of cooler: Shadow Rock TF 2
  • Model number: BK003
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Dimensions, incl. fan (L x W x H in mm): 137 x 165 x 112
  • Weight, incl. fan (g): 680
  • Heat sink material: Aluminium

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