be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 Review

Introduction


From the be quiet! website:

#1 for power supplies in Germany

be quiet! products are convincing, which is proven by the company reaching the leadership position of Germany’s PSU market in 2006 and defending it since. Their position has also been validated by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions.

Repeated winner of Manufacturer of the Year

Readers of the well-know German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware have awarded be quiet! the Manufacturer of the Year award six times in a row. Another first and second rank in the categories “fans” and “coolers” for two consecutive years underline the high acceptance of our products.


be quiet! is a top-tier manufacturer of a tremendous number of PC products. Recently, they have stormed on to the case market, but have long been favourites in regards to power supplies, fans, and coolers. They are not a brand that just pads shelves with products as many of their offerings have won numerous awards from reviewers and readers alike. You could say that be quiet! has earned its popularity by following through on its mantra of “no compromise silence and performance.” Considered on par with Noctua in regards to quality and performance, it’s not hard to guess that their latest products will once again be quite impressive.

In today’s review, I will be taking a look at the Dark Rock Pro 4, a dual-fan, dual-tower design like previous Pro offerings. It features seven Ø6 mm heat pipes and a 135 mm SilentWings fan, and a 120 mm one as well. It goes without saying that be quiet!’s offering is similar in some respects to the Dark Rock Pro 3. However, with time comes refinement, and while the Dark Rock Pro 3 was an exceptional offering, a quick glance at the Dark Rock Pro 4 has it looking like a worthy replacement.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER: be quiet!
MODEL: Dark Rock Pro 4
SOCKET SUPPORT: Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK: Material: Aluminum (Fins)
Copper (Heat pipes & Base)
Dimensions: 162.8 mm x 136 mm x 145.7 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm – 7 pcs
Weight: 1130 g
FAN: Model: SilentWings 3
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1500 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: Not listed (max)
Fan Noise: Not listed dBA
FAN: Model: SilentWings 3
Dimensions: 135 mm x 135 mm x 22 mm
Fan Speed: 1200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: Not listed CFM (max)
Fan Noise: Not listed dBA
FEATURES: Seven advanced high performance copper heat pipes
Virtually inaudible SilentWings PWM fans
250w TDP Dual tower design
Black ceramic coating
WARRANTY: Three year
MSRP: $89.90

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