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    Introduction The company called be quiet! might not be a name you’re familiar with, but you should be. They’re one of the top contenders in the market when it comes to PSU’s and heatsinks with a “quiet” reputation. be quiet! is a German based company that has made some big noise in the European market and won quite a few awards. Today we will be reviewing the be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features 4x 8mm pipes, and an optimized 120 mm fan with PMW control. It will work with all current Intel and AMD processors.*This CPU cooler comes in at a little under the $50 dollar mark, putting it in a price bracket with some very good coolers. Let’s see how it compares in our testing, but first let’s read a little bit about the company! * * * * be quiet!’s track record of offering technology enthusiasts products which focus on silence and innovation has earned them the honor of being the best selling power supplies in Germany for seven straight years according to market data from GfK. *

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Good review James, thanks.

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Good review James !

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Great review James thanks for posting

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Good review Jimmy and great pics

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    This is a sharp looking cooler that performs as good as it looks. Good review James

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    Nice work James!

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Solid review. Kind of surprised by thermal performance on this one, especially given the sheer size of that thing. Perhaps a second OEM fan would help things out a bit without upping the decibels too much.

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Thanks Guys!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    Solid review. Kind of surprised by thermal performance on this one, especially given the sheer size of that thing. Perhaps a second OEM fan would help things out a bit without upping the decibels too much.
    Same here, i was a lil shocked it didnt perform better myself. To tell ya the truth a 2nd OEM fan wouldnt help much, just guessing here but i would say maybe a 1-2 difference. There was no 2nd fan mount included so unless you rig it your screwed.

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    Great review James!

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    Great review James!

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    Default Re: The be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesLT3 View Post
    Thanks Guys!

    Same here, i was a lil shocked it didn't perform better myself. To tell ya the truth a 2nd OEM fan wouldnt help much, just guessing here but i would say maybe a 1-2 difference. There was no 2nd fan mount included so unless you rig it your screwed.
    Valid point, tho I am fairly certain that you could get a new mounting kit from Be Quiet!. I know Cooler Master does that with their tower heat sinks like the Evo and what have you. However at stock settings this performs admirably enough that you shouldn't need a second fan either way since the intended audience for this product is probably more like the casual user rather than a "power user" like myself, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputersCircuits View Post
    Great review James!
    Thanks Will!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Great review James!
    Thanks Kenny and thanks for providing the results for the 4770k!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    Valid point, tho I am fairly certain that you could get a new mounting kit from Be Quiet!. I know Cooler Master does that with their tower heat sinks like the Evo and what have you. However at stock settings this performs admirably enough that you shouldn't need a second fan either way since the intended audience for this product is probably more like the casual user rather than a "power user" like myself, for instance.
    Exactly...someone looking to do major overclocking wont be looking at this cooler anyways. That is true, Im sure be quiet! would send you a 2nd one. It a really killer looking cooler, the brushed aluminum just looked awesome. Ive currently got the Hyper 212 on my daughters pc and more than likely ill throw this bad boy on just for look sake alone lol.

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    Good review James.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    Good review James.
    Thanks Tee!

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