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    Lately, one brand is making a real name for itself when it comes to superior air cooling performance, and that brand is be quiet!. The company be quiet! has entered the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers. Their Dark Rock series is a great example. The Dark Rock™ CPU coolers are now becoming category leaders, and the newly upgraded Dark Rock Pro 3 is being touted as even more powerful then its predecessors.The double-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler comes with two preinstalled quiet SilentWings fans that bring both high performance and quiet operation to your PC where it really counts. They are designed for both overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms. Read on to see if the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 with 250W TDP will offer the low temperatures and peak performance we are looking for in an air cooler.

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Wicked looking air cooler. Be Quiet makes some of the best looking products. Fans, CPU coolers and PSUs all look freaking sweet. If you have to go with AIR then this one looks like a great choice. All dark and wont clash with most color themese.

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    Good review Vinn. I would love to see a compleate build done only with Be quiet Product's

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Good review Vinn. I would love to see a compleate build done only with Be quiet Product's
    My test rig winds up that way a lot of the time. The fans and PSU are always in place, and the Dark Rock 3 is currently residing there, as well.


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    If you have to go with AIR then this one looks like a great choice.
    Sure beats going with a CLC that requires ear protection at similar performance levels......

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Great review Vinny of a really nice air cooling system thanks for posting

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    As usual, good read Vinny. I like your testing methods, and this cooler is top notch too.
    The fan blade design is very interesting and probably helps make the cooler so quiet.
    Cooling is pretty awesome. $89.00 seems fair for this,.........

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Thanks Guys

    I have used and tested a lot of air coolers over the years and although I thought it was a pain in the butt
    to install.

    I have to say its one of the best I have come across as far as quality, performance, and how quiet it is.

    And let me not forget to mention how stunning it looks with the black nickle plated finish, and capped off with the brushed aluminum roof up top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    As usual, good read Vinny. I like your testing methods, and this cooler is top notch too.
    The fan blade design is very interesting and probably helps make the cooler so quiet.
    Cooling is pretty awesome. $89.00 seems fair for this,.........
    I agree with you on everything and although its worth the price.
    I think that price may be on par or close to some
    of the AIO water cooling units available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I agree with you on everything and although its worth the price.
    I think that price may be on par or close to some
    of the AIO water cooling units available.
    But it's good to use air too.
    My Enermax ETS-T40-VD and my NZXT Havik-140 air coolers are quite functional and quiet too.

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Nice review Vinny Be quiet has raise the bar with the new Dark Rock Pro 3!

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    good review Vinny. it does a good job but huge!
    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 Vinny. it does a good job but huge!
    yep its big but really light for its size

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    Nice one Vinny, hope you still have it in you test, will have to come by tomorrow and FINALLY take a look at that beast!

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Great review Vinny. Thanks.
    Anyone who wants to go with AIR, this CPU cooler looks like a very good choice, good performer to. It dark color (black) scheme, will go easily with any color themes of PC builds.
    Be Quiet makes some excellent performing and looking products (fans, CPU coolers, PSUs...). I like it.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

    Can you use Corsair Dominator Platnium RAM with this Dark Rock Pro 2 cooler or It wont fit? Great review Vin.

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    Looking at pictures of his RAM and yours, his is shorter than yours by a lot. I would say that the answer is no, your RAM is too tall.

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