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be quiet! Dark Rock Slim Review

Rating: 8.0.

be quiet! has always been well known for its high-performance air coolers, specifically within the Dark Rock range. It is from this lineup we have become familiar with huge, dual-fan coolers like the Dark Rock Pro – designed with both high performance and low noise output in mind.

The new be quiet! Dark Rock Slim, on the other hand, offers a lot of the more premium features of the Dark Rock Pro, but in a much smaller package – and with a price tag of £49.99, a somewhat more accessible price point. Can it still offer the same experience we have come to expect from the Dark Rock family?


  • Model: Dark Rock Slim
  • Heat Sink Material: Aluminum
  • Included Fans: 1x Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM
  • Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Fan Speed: 1,450 RPM @100% PWM
  • Fan Noise Level: 16.4 dBa @100%
  • Fan Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
  • TDP: 180W
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Intel socket compatibility: Intel LGA 2066, 2011-v3, 2011, 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366
  • AMD socket compatibility: AMD AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1
  • Heat Sink Weight:  0.62kg
  • Heat Sink Dimensions : 72 x 127 x 159.4 mm

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