Be Quiet! are now one of the major brands in the high-end air cooling market since their release of the Dark Rock series of CPU coolers. Their products offer a winning combination of style and performance which make them very attractive to a wide range of enthusiast user.
We recently look at Be Quiet!’s latest top-of-the range twin tower Dark Rock Pro 2 which impressed us with its new mounting system, great performance and attractive aesthetics.
Today we are going to look at another product in their range, the Shadow Rock TopFlow CPU cooler which is designed for users who have space restrictions inside their system.
It features a low profile design with C-shaped heatpipes, making it ideal for use in HTPC’s or powerful small form factor PCs. The Shadow Rock series differs slightly from the Dark Rock series as it’s designed to be as quiet as possible. As a result it features a Be Quiet Shadow Wings PWM fan which varies its speed according to the temperature of the CPU.
In our tests we will be comparing the Shadow Rock TopFlow against the Phanteks PH-TC14CS.
- Compatibility: Intel: LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011, AMD: AM2(+)/AM3(+)/754/939/940/FM1
- Fan: Be Quiet! Shadow Wings PWM 135 mm
- Max. Fan Speed: 1500 RPM
- Max. Airflow: 66.8 CFM
- Max. Noise Level: 24.4 dBA
- TDP: 160W
- Dimensions: 171 x 137 x 126 mm
- Weight: 650g