be quiet Dark Rock 3 Performance Intel/AMD CPU Air Cooler

be quiet! Dark Rock 3, Single Tower CPU Cooler, 6 Heatpipes, 1x 135mm PWM Fan, 190W TDP, for Intel/AMD CPUs

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Product Overview 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 aluminium 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 aluminium top cover with high-grade diamond cut finish.
• 3-year warranty. Features • Top performance-to-noise ratio with 190W TDP at max. 21.1 dB(A).
• Dark nickel-plated single-tower layout.
• Six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining maximize heat conductance.
• 135mm SilentWings PWM fan with nine airflow-optimized blades and smoother six-pole fan motor.
• Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance (free fan clips included in the scope of delivery).
• Special wave-contoured fins minimize noise-inducing turbulence and maximize convective cooling.
• Product conception, design and quality control in Germany.
• 3-year warranty.
Cooler Specifications
Edition Dark Rock 3
Cooler Form Factor Single Tower
Heatpipes 6
Cooler Features
  • Aluminium Fins
  • Aluminium Heatpipe Caps
Socket Compatibility
  • 1150
  • 1151
  • 1155
  • 1156
  • 1366
  • 2011 (Square ILM)
  • 2011-3 (Square ILM)
  • 2066
  • 754
  • 775
  • 939
  • 940
  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
Max. Recommended TDP  
Max. Cooling Capacity 190W
Fan Specifications
Included Fan Configuaration 1 x 135mm
Fan Edition SilentWings PWM
PWM Fan Yes
Fan Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Fan Colour Black
LED Lighting N/A
Fan/Pump Connectors 1 x 4-pin
Approx Fan Speed 1400 rpm
Manual Fan Speed Controller No
Fan Airflow 67.8 CFM
Air Pressure 2.1 mm H2O
Sound Level (dB) 8.4 - 21.1 dB
Sound Level (Sone)  
Fan Material Plastic
Cooler Material Aluminium / Nickel Plated / Copper
Included TIM (Thermal Interface Material)  
Dimensions & Weight
Fan Dimensions 135 x 135 x 22 mm
Heatsink/Radiator Dimensions 132 x 160 x 73 mm (WxHxD)
Total Dimensions 137 x 160 x 97 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 976 g

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be quiet! Dark Rock 3, Single Tower CPU Cooler, 6 Heatpipes, 1x 135mm PWM Fan, 190W TDP, for Intel/AMD CPUs is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet! It's massive but quiet! It is impossible to install memory to the two slots closest to the CPU due to its massive body if the fan is positioned on the same side as memory slots.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both quiet and good cooling at max RPM, it hums lightly making a number tolerable sound. the fan on this is much better than corsairs fans. Would recommend this as it keeps my I7 cool ish.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cooler This is THE best cooler i have ever purchased. It handles my i5 6600k no problem and barley makes a sound.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but not amazing It's relatively quiet but my temperatures aren't anything special with it. I'm getting between 30-40C idle temps with an i7 7700K - however, load temps are good (around 60C) and the 7700K/Kaby Lake processors are known to run relatively hot. It is excellent for its price. The only con is that I had the hardest time installing it. There is a YouTube video that made it a lot easier to install it than the official instructions.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet as a mouse note for people planing new or upgrading systems: Its big! if you're going to fill your RAM slots, make sure you get low profile RAM, or you can raise the fan up slightly (which is what I've done) This is a really quiet option for CPU cooling, I found It was a little tricky to install on the LGA 1151, as lining up the screws to the backplate is neither one end or the other of the holes in the brace, but I got there in the end taking some care. Functioning well, following the instructions not to put too much cooling paste on the CPU as this reduces the efficiency of the cooling. its as advertised, very very quiet. The only noise from my machine is the case fan only, the silent wings 140 mm fan on the unit itself isn't even audible over the noise of the road outside and you can only hear it by sticking you head close to the case. I had to raise the fan up the heat-sink slightly as mentioned in order that it clears the RAM. Thus far, very happy with it. Worth the money if you have the space.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silent when under full load, looks great. This cooler is a great upgrade from stock. Silent under full load on my i5-4690K (not overclocked yet), and looks great in my Corsair 350D!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Been using AIO cooler for the last 4 years and thought about going back to air. This cooler works even better then any AIO. Be Quiet Dark Rock 3 is near 10c cooler on my i7 6700k then Corsair H105. Very happy and it looks the part also
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool and quiet The Dark Rock 3 is really good for the money. It's near silent and my i5 3570k overclocked to 4.2 Ghz is running at 26 degrees idle, around the same temperature as when using a h100i. I highly recommend this cooler to anyone who likes there PC to be silent.
Date published: 2015-11-08
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Questions & Answers

Does this come with thermal compound?

Or will I have to buy some?
Asked by: ShaunTheSheep
In general they all do and so does this one. Mine brought enough for three shots, if needed :)
Answered by: PMartins
Date published: 2018-01-01

Will this fit the Cooler Master Silencio 452?

Cooler Master Silencio 452:
Asked by: SucatiUnPruno
According to Be Quiet's website the cooler is 137mm in height and the width of the Silencio 452 is 190mm wide so you should be ok.
Answered by: Dazarazmataz
Date published: 2016-01-10
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be quiet Dark Rock 3 Performance Intel/AMD CPU Air Cooler
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