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    Introduction: One name that comes to mind when you are talking about superior air cooling performance is bequiet!. As you may already know, bequiet! has now become one of the industry leaders with their Dark Rock series of high performance air coolers. Well bequiet! is at it again, entering the ring with a new middleweight contender called the Dark Rock 3. It is a single stack profile in a push configuration which is geared for those higher end rigs and gaming cases that offer very little space around the CPU area.

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    Today we will be taking an up close and personal look at another addition to the bequiet! family of coolers. The Dark rock 3 is a single tower mid-size cooler that includes the same technologies we have seen in bequiet!’s larger builds with their wave contour fin designs. The Dark rock 3 sports a 190w TDP and smaller profile, done in the same dark nickel plating. Six high performance heat pipes are embedded within the block, along with bequiet!’s signature black aluminum top. All this is packed together in a smaller footprint. Read on and let us see how this middleweight contender stacks up against the competition. Can it pack a punch like its heavy weight bigger brother? We’ll find out!

    Our Thanks go out to bequiet! for providing us with our review sample.

    About bequiet: bequiet! Is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC. The Number 1 for power supplies in Germany bequiet! Products are convincing which is proved by reaching and defending the market leadership in PSU business in Germany since 2006 *. This is validated and accompanied by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions. Repeated winner: Manufacturer of the year bequiet! is awarded for eight times in a row as “Manufacturer of the Year” in the power supply category by the readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. In the category “fans”, be quiet! Earns the first rank for four consecutive times and belongs to the Top 3 CPU cooler brands for more than three years in a row. The community of Hardware luxx also voted be quiet!, “Manufacturer of the Year” in the PSU category for three consecutive years.

    * Dark Rock 3 Specifications Main Specs Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) 97 x 137 x 160 Total weight (kg) 0.976 TDP (W) 190 Socket compatibility Intel: LGA 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011(-3) Square ILM AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3(+) / FM1 / FM2(+) LGA1150 ready Backplate Mounting 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm) 8.4 / 13.6 / 21.1 Heatsink specifications Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm) 73 x 132 x 160 Number of fins 51 Fin material: Aluminium Base material: Copper CPU contact surface: CNC machined Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm): 6, 6 Surface treatment: Aluminium / Dark nickel-plated *

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    Default Re: bequiet! Dark Rock 3 190W TDP

    good review Vinny. I just wish they would change the mounting system. it seems like a pain in the arse!
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: bequiet! Dark Rock 3 190W TDP

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    good review Vinny. I just wish they would change the mounting system. it seems like a pain in the arse!
    Thanks Tee

    The performance of there large air coolers are fantastic and will be right up there with some of the smaller AIO units on the market today
    but the mounting system once installed though very solid, like you said is a bit of a pain in the arse to complete!

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