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    Default Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    I like this design a lot. It would really help with cooling EVERYTHING around the socket as well.
    Computer Power User - be quiet! Dark Rock TF

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    It's been out for a few months. Performance is very similar to the NH-C14, and it is very quiet. Really nice looking piece, and it has great build quality. I really didn't check for any differences in MB component temps while I was testing it, so i really can't comment on that.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Looks like it competes with the D15 for performance and noise. Pretty impressive as long as the results aren't skewed.
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF review - Core i7 4790K OC at 4600 MHz 1.3 Volts

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Looks like it competes with the D15 for performance and noise. Pretty impressive as long as the results aren't skewed.
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF review - Core i7 4790K OC at 4600 MHz 1.3 Volts
    Those results are a little inconsistent with what has been found in other reviews and in my own tests. As I said, it performs on par with the NH-C14, so a few (literally a few - 4 on a 4790 in my tests, and in most others) degrees off of the D15. It's a great cooler, but it is not a D15 in terms of performance, but that is not what a top flow is meant to be - they have the Dark Rock Pro 3 to compete in that segment. It will also lose cooling ability as the heat source goes up long before the D15 or DRP3. It has a very specific target market, and it is one of the best options available to that market, but you need to look at it in that perspective.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    Those results are a little inconsistent with what has been found in other reviews and in my own tests. As I said, it performs on par with the NH-C14, so a few (literally a few - 4 on a 4790 in my tests, and in most others) degrees off of the D15. It's a great cooler, but it is not a D15 in terms of performance, but that is not what a top flow is meant to be - they have the Dark Rock Pro 3 to compete in that segment. It will also lose cooling ability as the heat source goes up long before the D15 or DRP3. It has a very specific target market, and it is one of the best options available to that market, but you need to look at it in that perspective.
    Cool, I didn't do an extensive search for reviews, but only 4 degrees off from a D15 is pretty darn good. I was kind of surprised at the results for that one review.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Nice.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    I like that it has dual fans.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Looks mighty.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Looks better than my old Noctua NH-D14

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Looks mighty.
    LOL...looks mighty HEAVY to me.

    Since you guys hooked me on WC, I look at monsters like this and just think...WTH? Why would I put all that weight on my CPU? LOL

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Air coolers are not all that heavy to me. I have a Havik-140 and a Scythe Mugen-Max on the shelves and although I'm not using them now, I wouldn't hesitate to.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    LOL...looks mighty HEAVY to me.

    Since you guys hooked me on WC, I look at monsters like this and just think...WTH? Why would I put all that weight on my CPU? LOL

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    The easy answer......because one doesn't have the disposable cash for liquid cooling, doesn't want a CLC that sounds like a vacuum cleaner and still wants top performance cooling.

    Besides, with the drastic increase in quality of PCBs over the last five or so years, if the weight of this is a concern, you really need to rethink your MB choice.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    The easy answer......because one doesn't have the disposable cash for liquid cooling, doesn't want a CLC that sounds like a vacuum cleaner and still wants top performance cooling.

    Besides, with the drastic increase in quality of PCBs over the last five or so years, if the weight of this is a concern, you really need to rethink your MB choice.
    Whoah now!

    I wasn't particularly serious...just giving my impression of how it _looked_ to me. Trying to be mildly humorous to be sure...obvious FAIL on my part.

    I'm not ignorant of the price advantages air cooling presents, and I'm quite certain all the hardware I spend my filthy lucre on could handle the mass of this cooler, I wouldn't spend my money on poor quality components, well except that silly rad gasket and that silver spiral thing that wanted to crawl into my pump...but I digress.

    Having said that, I DO think coolers like this _look_ heavy, and while they may not be, I find that they just don't appeal to me. That's all (Frankly, it looks like a V12 Engine strapped to a Motherboard)!

    The performance measurements don't lie, and It certainly seems to do it's job quite well. It's just an aesthetics thing for me, and it's certainly not Be Quiet's fault, I would appear to just have poor taste when it comes to Air Coolers!

    Proof? As heretical as it may sound, I'd forgo an overclock and stick with a Stock Cooler before I'd put one of these Monsters on my motherboard...or for that matter, anything in this roundup: Top Tier CPU Air Coolers Q3 2015: 9-Way Roundup Review.

    Sorry Be Quiet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    that silver spiral thing that wanted to crawl into my pump
    LOL!

    The thing that I like most about AIOs is that you never have to worry about, or plan for RAM clearance. They always fit without interference. (not so with a lot of air coolers)
    They cool better too, but some air coolers are friggin awesome how they work.
    Push/Pull fan setups work just as well on both types of coolers, and what is key to that is the fans that you choose to use.

    AIOs are developing quickly. The newest ones have a lot going for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    Whoah now!

    I wasn't particularly serious...just giving my impression of how it _looked_ to me. Trying to be mildly humorous to be sure...obvious FAIL on my part.

    I'm not ignorant of the price advantages air cooling presents, and I'm quite certain all the hardware I spend my filthy lucre on could handle the mass of this cooler, I wouldn't spend my money on poor quality components, well except that silly rad gasket and that silver spiral thing that wanted to crawl into my pump...but I digress.

    Having said that, I DO think coolers like this _look_ heavy, and while they may not be, I find that they just don't appeal to me. That's all (Frankly, it looks like a V12 Engine strapped to a Motherboard)!

    The performance measurements don't lie, and It certainly seems to do it's job quite well. It's just an aesthetics thing for me, and it's certainly not Be Quiet's fault, I would appear to just have poor taste when it comes to Air Coolers!

    Proof? As heretical as it may sound, I'd forgo an overclock and stick with a Stock Cooler before I'd put one of these Monsters on my motherboard...or for that matter, anything in this roundup: Top Tier CPU Air Coolers Q3 2015: 9-Way Roundup Review.

    Sorry Be Quiet!

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    Sorry - it was a general "you", not a specific "you" when I was referring to MB choices.

    And it is a completely subjective thing, and aesthetics are all a matter of taste. There is no right or wrong.

    I was simply answering the question you posed of why someone would use it. Those are exactly the reasons that with 10+ top name CLCs sitting in my closet, there is a Cryorig R1 Ultimate (or NH-D15 or Phanteks TC14PE....whichever one happens to be easiest to reach at the moment) sitting in my second rig and a custom loop in my daily driver. Since I do a lot of CPU intensive work, there is no way I could deal with CLC noise on a daily basis and no way I could justify the cost for a second custom loop.

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    Default Re: Be Quiet! Has something that looks new

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    Sorry - it was a general "you", not a specific "you" when I was referring to MB choices.

    And it is a completely subjective thing, and aesthetics are all a matter of taste. There is no right or wrong.

    I was simply answering the question you posed of why someone would use it. Those are exactly the reasons that with 10+ top name CLCs sitting in my closet, there is a Cryorig R1 Ultimate (or NH-D15 or Phanteks TC14PE....whichever one happens to be easiest to reach at the moment) sitting in my second rig and a custom loop in my daily driver. Since I do a lot of CPU intensive work, there is no way I could deal with CLC noise on a daily basis and no way I could justify the cost for a second custom loop.
    No worries .

    I get it. Even trying to scrimp on parts to put in my boy's machine, it was more than a couple hundred for a custom loop....and since I just took my Daughter to college (first year)...well, I feel your pain on the cost of another custom loop, especially since I want a Z170 machine soon...for...well...hell, I dunno.

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