Be Quiet Dark Rock TF Review: Setting the Silent Cooling Standard
The Dark Rock TF is from Be Quiet’s top shelf line of CPU coolers and comes bundled with a pair of 135mm Silent Wings fans. Compatible even with older Intel system such as LGA1366 and LGA775, the Dark Rock TF can be installed on any Intel LGA115x motherboard as well as current LGA2011-3 systems. Mounting compatibility includes AMD socket 754, 939, 940, AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1 and FM2(+).[sc:sponsor sponsor=”Be Quiet!” product_link=”http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/572″ product_name=”Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler” product_price_link=”http://amzn.to/1FRanvU” product_price=”$79.90″ ]
Be Quiet’s products have a uniform black and white packaging cover across all their product line, with the left trim indicating the market segment the particular product is aimed towards. For the Dark Rock TF, this label has “high-end” printed on the side. Both bundled fans are packed separately in their own smaller boxes while the main heatsink body is sandwiched between two thick foam pads.
The accessories inside include a universal backplate, mounting brackets for AMD and Intel, a user’s guide, LGA2011 spacer nuts, M3x15 screws for mounting the backplate to the motherboard, M3x3 screws for securing the mounting brackets to the base of the Dark Rock TF, matching sleeved and sleeveless hexagonal nuts for securing the mounting brackets to the M3x15 screws, plastic C-profile spacers, thermal paste, two 135mm SilentWings fans, 4-pin PWM fan splitter, two pairs of fan mounting clips and a mini hex spanner.
|Socket Compatibility||Intel LGA2011 (-3) Square ILM
Intel LGA775, LGA115x. LGA1366
AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+)
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
||162.58 x 140 x 107.5 mm|
|Dimensions with both fans installed
||162.58 x 140 x 130.8 mm|
|Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), Dark nickel plated (surface treatment)|
||2 x SilentWings PWM 135mm fans|
||135 x 135 x 22mm|
|Air flow @ 12V (cfm / m3/h)||67.8/113.8|
|Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O)||1.85|