Be quiet! has built itself a great reputation in the air cooler market over the years. The Dark Rock series in particular has consistently been a top performer. We had the chance to check out early models of the Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 at CES earlier this year, and now, both coolers have officially launched.
We already have our review of the Dark Rock 4 up on the site, with our very own Dominic Moass giving it our ‘Worth Buying’ award. The single-fan Dark Rock 4 comes with one 135mm SilentWings PWM fan in the box, six copper heat pipes for swift heat transfer and is rated to cool up to 200W TDP processors.
The Dark Rock Pro 4 is the larger of the two, with a beefier heatsink and a second fan. The pro version a 135mm SilentWings fan in the middle, and a second 120mm funnel shaped SilentWings fan at the front, with airflow-optimised blades and a six-pole fan motor. The heatsink carries an extra heatpipe and improves on past generations by including a cutout at the bottom of the heatsink to support taller RAM modules. In all, it can cool up to 250W TDP processors.
Both the Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 also come with a new mounting mechanism, making it much easier to fix them into place. You can read all about that in our review, HERE.
The Dark Rock 4 is available starting from today for £64.99. The Pro version will cost £80.99.
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KitGuru Says: I’ve been a longtime user of Dark Rock air coolers myself, I particularly like that the mounting method has changed this time around. Are any of you currently shopping around for an air cooler? Have any of you used a Dark Rock in the past?