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BeQuiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are looking at the latest Dark Rock 2. While we recently tested the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 this is very much the big brother of the Dark Rock 2 and has a design similar to that of the Noctua NH-D14 in regards to the dual heatsink design. The new and improved Dark Rock 2 is based around the Dark Rock Advanced CPU cooler, which was a single heatsink design.

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU cooler was a very popular model as it combined decent thermal performance with very low noise emissions.

It also helped that the price point was very aggressive. The Dark Rock Version 2 that we are testing today features a larger 135mm fan as well as a more substantial heatsink.


  • Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) :97 x 138 x 166.
  • Total weight (kg): 0.86.
  • TDP (W) :180.
  • LGA2011 ready.
  • Socket compatibility:.
    Intel: LGA 775 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156 / LGA 1366 / LGA 2011
    AMD: FM1, AM2 (+) / AM3 (+) / 754/ 939 / 940
  • Backplate Mounting.
  • Fan model, number: 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm.
  • Anti vibration fan fixing.
  • Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm) : 8.7 / 13.9 / 21.2.

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  1. Excellent, looks nice too. Only complaint I would have, is at £50 why not two fans? I know they cost a little more than normal fans, but the company could have dominated this price sector with a dual fan cooler. even with one is pretty much almost leading.

  2. Optical Illusion

    I love the appearance of everything they make, its like corsair equipment, always exudes class from first viewing.