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    Default be quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

    The company be quiet! has been a big hit recently, we had the opportunity to review our first be quiet! cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 2, and today we have a chance to take a look at another cooler called the Shadow Rock Topflow. This cooler was designed to be quite different then your typical tower cooler. We wonder if the orientation of the cooler will perform better, or hinder its performance results. Today we are going to put it to the test and find out.

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    Default Re: be quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

    Decent review Kenny ! I already sent the link to be quiet.

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    Nice review. Lots of detailed pictures.


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    Default Re: be quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

    This was a decent little cooler. Overclocking with it has its bottleneck with the higher voltages.

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    Default Re: be quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

    Kenny, well done as always.

    I have a couple comments; to bad you can test the fan dB to see if they live up with the name,

    Example of the equation: Ambient = X, Avg Max Load/Idle Temp = Y ( y-x=Delta T)

    Your equation confuse me a little bit.
    I do know what Delt T is but the noob will be lost.

    My calculation your heat load is about 110W and the Delt T is 46C, it's definite this cooler can't handle my 2600K at 4.8Ghz because the heat load is about 170W.


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    Default Re: be quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Kenny, well done as always.

    I have a couple comments; to bad you can test the fan dB to see if they live up with the name,


    Your equation confuse me a little bit.
    I do know what Delt T is but the noob will be lost.

    My calculation your heat load is about 110W and the Delt T is 46C, it's definite this cooler can't handle my 2600K at 4.8Ghz because the heat load is about 170W.

    Thanks Tony,
    Yea, I can see what your saying, but I was trying to figure out the best way to explain it and it was best way at the time. lolz..

    Yea, at 170w, this cooler may be a stretch.... It was only really made to handle 160w safely. Plus since I am testing in a open test bench environment its giving it a little bit of headroom. But if you have it in a case where hot air can be trapped it may be slight higher given your airflow.

    As for a DB meter, I have a few here that I purchased on Amazon, but I have found them ALL to be unreliable as readings are inconsistent so I don't bother with them anymore.
    A real DB meter that is reliable normal runs in the $100+ range and I can't afford that right now, I have yet to come across a program that will allow me to record DB reading from a HQ mic via software, unless you know of one that can point me in the right direction. I have a HQ mic already, just need a good software.

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