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BeQuiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

Be Quiet! have taken a tried and tested formula and improved it, by adding a larger fan and physically more impressive heatsink. The results today really do speak for themselves.

Additionally, the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 is easy to install, and extremely secure when in place. The Dark Nickel plating on the top of the heatsink/fan give it a very sleek and serious appearance.

In terms of thermal performance, the Dark Rock 2 is very impressive and will cope with a variety of overclocked processors without a problem.

We tested the Dark Rock 2 CPU cooler against several high performance dual fan coolers today, and even when equipped with a single 135mm fan, it managed to outperform the competition.

One of the most important selling points of this particular product however is the incredibly low noise level. BeQuiet! are market leaders in this regard, as they sell some of the most impressive cooling fans available to the enthusiast audience.

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU cooler retails from ARIA for £49.99, cheaper than the Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition which it beat quite comfortably in our testing. We have no hesitation in recommending this product as it is beautifully engineered, quiet with excellent thermal performance. For an additional £10 you can buy the bigger PRO version …. which delivers even better cooling performance while maintaining very impressive noise dynamics.


  • Extremely quiet.
  • Impressive thermal performance from single fan design.
  • Very sturdy.
  • Looks great with the dark nickel plating.
  • class leading fan.


  • £49.99 is a lot of money for a cooler.
  • Single fan.
  • Installation guide could be better.

Kitguru says: Another winning product from BeQuiet!, who seem able to do no wrong lately.

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Rating: 9.0.

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