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

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, Dual Tower CPU Cooler, 7 Heatpipes, 1x120mm+1x135mm PWM Fans, 250W 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 Pro 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible double-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 Pro 3 offers top performance-to-noise ratio and the highest reliability available. Improved cooling efficiency (250W TDP) and really silent operation (only 26.1dB(A) at maximum speed) mean this cooler strikes the perfect balance between cooling and serenity —truly silence and performance without compromises.

Immensely high cooling efficiency
• Improved dynamic wave-contour cooling fins with small dots on the surface increase air circulation and contribute to high convection efficiency without raising overall noise.
• Enhanced double-tower layout offers reduced weight and enables high cooling power.
• Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance (free fan clips are included in the scope of delivery).
• Seven high-performance heat pipes with copper lining and aluminum caps carry heat to the optimal location on the cooling fins, maximizing heat conductance.
• The immensely high cooling capacity of 250W TDP offers low temperature even at peak performance.
• New arrangement of heat pipes enhances the cooling capability.

Virtually inaudible operation
• Two SilentWings® PWM fans (front: 120mm, inner: 135mm) with advanced copper core fluid dynamic bearing and dynamically-balanced impeller provide optimal cooling with deep serenity.
• Inner 135mm SilentWings® PWM fan features nine airflow-optimized fan blades and an innovative 6-pole motor for smoother operation and less vibration.
• Decoupled fan mount with vibration-isolating elements on the heat sink.
• Noise is at scant 26.1dB(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.

Ideal for:
• High-resolution gaming and multimedia.
• Overclocked systems.
• Demanding graphics applications. Features • Top performance-to-noise ratio with 250W TDP at max. 26.1 dB(A).
• Seven high-performance heat pipes with copper lining maximize heat conductance.
• Two SilentWings PWM fans (front: 120mm, inner: 135mm) with advanced fluid dynamic bearing.
• Inner 135mm SilentWings PWM fan features 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.
• Dark nickel-plated double-tower layout.
• Compatible with Intel® and AMD™.
• Product conception, design and quality control in Germany.
Cooler Specifications
Edition Dark Rock Pro 3
Cooler Form Factor Dual Tower
Heatpipes 7
Cooler Features
  • Aluminium Fins
  • Aluminium Heatpipe Caps
Socket Compatibility
  • 1150
  • 1151
  • 1155
  • 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 250W
Fan Specifications
Included Fan Configuaration
  • 1 x 120mm
  • 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 / 1700 rpm
Manual Fan Speed Controller No
Fan Airflow 67.8 / 57.2 CFM
Air Pressure 2.1 / 1.23 mm H2O
Sound Level (dB) 13.2 - 26.1 dB
Sound Level (Sone)  
Fan Material Aluminium / Nickel Plated / Copper
Cooler Material Plastic
Included TIM (Thermal Interface Material)  
Dimensions & Weight
Fan Dimensions 135 x 135 x 22 / 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Heatsink/Radiator Dimensions 133 x 163 x 123 mm (WxHxD)
Total Dimensions 137 x 163 x 150 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 1197 g

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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, Dual Tower CPU Cooler, 7 Heatpipes, 1x120mm+1x135mm PWM Fans, 250W TDP, for Intel/AMD CPUs is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be quiet and cool baby I didn't want a liquid cooler for my rig as I don't trust them not to leak in the future so what was the option for Me? A big fan cooler. This cooler has a massive heatsink that stands 165mm off the motherboard so make sure your case is big enough width wise. It has 2 fans on the heatsink that are quiet at even full rpm and cool perfectly. To give an example my I5 6600k is over clocked to 4.6ghz about the max I would go before changing the voltage past 1.4v. All the cores don't max out past 75 degrees which in my opinion is great for a non water-cooled machine. To add it looks great and is very well put together. Easy clip on fans and an additional set of clips in case you fancy another fan on the rear.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cooler without compromises I purchased this for my slightly older Core i7 2600K which had been hitting temperatures as high as 95C under full load with the stock Intel cooler. Installation was really easy on the 1155 motherboard with simple and concise instructions. Since installing I've seen a solid 30C drop in temperatures with maximums of 65C even after running at full load for 24 hours all the while with barely a whisper of sound. It's not the cheapest cooler on the market but certainly one of the best you can buy and well worth the expense.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shh! The photo does not do justice to the size of this beast. Instruction guide is straight forward. You get a list of all the parts for fitting to both Intel and AMD chips. I rebagged the ones i wasnt going to use. Took about 30 minutes in total to remove my old fan, cpu and back plate. then fit new back plate that comes with the fan, cpu and then the new fan. Switched on the pc and no noise. Well ok theres some noise from the case fans, but thats it. even after over clocking. Will be replacing my case fans with be quiet! ones very soon. As for temperature before hand cup (8 core 4GHZ piledriver) was running in the high 60s and MB was in mid 30s now even after a few hours of gaming and overclocking to 4.4GHZ CPU temp is mid 40s with MB at mid20s.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully quiet This fan was a wonderful addition to my build, can't even hear it over the 32db case fans (when running at max). More importantly, it's fit for purpose as it keeps the CPU wonderfully cool.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beware: Cooler is very big Be careful when buying this for your PC. The cooling system is so big that you might not be able to use regular sized RAM. I was able to use regular sized RAM, but had to move one of the fans upwards slightly, which might have lowered the cooling potential a bit. Cooling-wise, it does seem to keep my CPU cool and it does so with very little noise. Idle temps at around 45C, but my cabinet is highly noise-insolated and I am looking at adding some air-flow.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent cooler, nightmare install! Title says it all really, very good cooler, i7 4770k 30deg's idle, 60+deg's @ standard clocks with Prime95. But...the install wow! The worst mounting system I've ever come across. Had to remove the MOSFET heat sinks completely to give me a chance of getting near the threads to tighten the cooler down. Complete nightmare but installed now and refitted the heat sinks. Couldn't recommend over the Noctua NH-D14, much more user friendly and same cooling/noise performance...that brown color scheme though :/
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome The heatsink is a little large and heavy, but so long as you have your motherboard mounted properly it is fine, the fan's are so quiet, bequiet living up to its name, can't hear it over the case fans even with them running on silent mode, would recommend to anyone, it keeps my AMD FX 9590 Black Edition at a cool 39C idle with the fans running at 48% and i personally havnt seen it go over 48C under load with the fans at 70%
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product i didn't want to use water cooling so i thought i would give this a try. im so glad i did as it keeps my amd 8350 overclocked to a 4.4ghz at 28c when idle and 44c when gaming.
Date published: 2014-04-21
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Questions & Answers

power supply

hi I have be quiet pure power 730w 80 plus bronze power supply. I am wonder if my power supply is good enough for this cpu cooler. my rig is be quiet Silent Base 800 case. i5 4690k. msi gaming 5 mobo. msi gtx 970 windows 8.1. Samsung 850 evo 120gb and also have 1x1tb. 1x1.5tb. 1x3tb hard drive and 6x be quiet fan's. or can you tell me best cpu cooler for my specs. I will be overclocking thanks
Asked by: musti
Plenty I have a 650w fully modular psu gold rated however and I've stress tested it for hours and not only does it cool a i5 6600k over clocked from 3.5 to 4.6ghz at 75 degrees max it's nice and quiet.
Answered by: Crisman1uk
Date published: 2016-12-25

Memory and expansion slot clash?

Hi Could you tell me if this will clash with either the memory or expansion slots on a Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard. I plan on using Corsair DDR4 Vengeance DIMMs Thanks
Asked by: wookie73
My 7170 pro gaming motherboard has 2x 8gig ddr4 vengence in slot A2 and B2. The front fan is about 10mm away from it and if I wanted to could move the fan up as the clips are adjustable.
Answered by: Crisman1uk
Date published: 2016-12-18
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be quiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Performance Intel/AMD CPU Air Cooler
be quiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Performance Intel/AMD CPU Air Cooler