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Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler LGA775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3

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  • Top performance-to-noise ratio with 190W TDP at max. 21.1 dB(A)
  • Six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining maximize heat conductance
  • 135mm SilentWings PWM fan with nine airflow-optimized bl

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No Compromise Silence and Performance

Dark Rock™ CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible single-tower CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings® technology in your PC where it really counts. They are excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.

Dark Rock 3 offers top performance-to-noise ratio and the highest reliability available. Improved cooling efficiency (190W TDP) and really silent operation (only 21.1dB(A) at maximum speed) mean this cooler strikes the perfect balance between cooling and serenity — truly silence and performance without compromises.

Extremely high cooling efficiency

  • Improved dynamic wave-contour cooling fins with enhanced cooling area and small dots on the surface increase air circulation and contribute to high convection efficiency without raising overall noise
  • Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance (free fan clips are included in the scope of delivery)
  • Six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining and aluminum caps carry heat to the optimal location on the cooling fins, maximizing heat conductance
  • The extremely high cooling capacity of 190W TDP offers low temperature even at peak performance
  • New arrangement of heat pipes enhances the cooling capacity

Virtually inaudible operation

  • Improved 135mm SilentWings® PWM fan features:
    • nine airflow-optimized fan blades
    • innovative 6-pole motor for smoother operation and less vibration
    • dynamically-balanced impeller
    • advanced fluid dynamic bearing with copper core
  • Decoupled fan mount with vibration-isolating elements on the heat sink
  • Maximum noise is at scant 21.1dB(A) even at 100% PWM function

Product conception, design and quality control in Germany

  • Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2014
  • Compatibility with all current Intel® and AMD™ sockets
  • Completely dark nickel-plated heat sink
  • Brushed aluminum top cover with high-grade diamond cut finish
  • 3-year warranty
  • Quick support is available via our international hotline.
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Fantastic cooler. 6/22/2020 3:50:26 PM

Pros: Silent running.

Beast of a cooler.

Sleek black if you like a low profile PC.

Cons: Hard to install (fixed in the new model, the Dark Rock 4).

Big. This thing is huge and goes over a ram slot, not important if you’re only using 2 slots of ram but is important if you’re using all 4.

Obviously doesn’t have RGB, so it won’t light up and wow your friends.

Overall Review: 9/10, missing a point for the installation.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Does not fit ASUS Z390 A mobo 4/22/2020 8:08:08 PM

Pros: Fun and easy to install

Cons: After install, the fan covered half of my ram slots and near impossible to get the top left 2 mobo screws and small power plug in.

Overall Review: 4 stars because it’s probably a great product, but disappointing it won’t fit on my mobo.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
love it 10/9/2019 6:39:55 PM

Pros: just a awesome performing and looking cooler

Cons: none

Overall Review: awesome

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very quiet 2/28/2019 9:56:10 PM

Pros: Makes no noise. just hearing my video card now. keeps my amd fx at a solid 30-45 under stress. Used to hit 60 with the factory fan

Cons: A little taller than I thought it would be but it fit in my tiny case.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Awesome cooler but hard to install. 2/20/2019 3:10:31 PM

Pros: -Quite and efficient cooler

Cons: -Hard to install, it's now fixed in the newest version Dark Rock 4

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Very quiet and Awesome looking 12/28/2018 6:41:33 PM

Pros: Very Quiet
Look's awesome with black cable.
People say it was hard to install but not for me on LGA 1151 Z390 mobo.

Cons: 1/2 star because it goes over the first dimm/ram slot.
1/2 stat because it took so long to ship with no clear tracking.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excelent and silent cooler 11/11/2018 6:48:11 PM

Pros: Really quiet, works great keeping mi Intel 8700 cpu with low temperatures, I can hear the corsair fans in my case, except the silent wing, very efficient and also fair price, other coolers are about for the same amount with RGB but without the same performance

Cons: Little bit confused to install but nothing out of this world, maybe bulky, but after this I cant find any cons

Overall Review: Really recommended for a cpus non "K" like mine or ryzen

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great Cooler 8/23/2018 7:15:32 PM

Pros: -Clean, dark look
-Quiet fan
-Braided, blacked out cable
-Excellent temps on i5 4670

Cons: -AM4 adapter orientation causes the cooler to block 3 DIM slots for Corsair RGB height wise making the cooler unusable on new build.

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