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be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler LGA/1150/1155/1156/2011/AM3/AM3+ FM1/FM2 CPU Heatsink

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No Compromise Silence and Performance

Dark Rock CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This single-tower cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings® technology in your PC and is excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.

The superior features are:

• Six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining maximize heat conductance
• 135mm SilentWings® PWM fan with nine airflow-optimized blades, smoother six-pole fan motor and fluid dynamic bearing with copper core
• Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance
• Special wave-contoured cooling fins minimize noise-inducing turbulence, maximize convective cooling
• German product conception, design and quality control
• 3-year warranty

Dark Rock 3 offers the top performance-to-noise ratio (190W TDP vs max. 21.1 dB(A)) and highest reliability available. It strikes the perfect balance between cooling and serenity with absolutely no compromise in silence and performance.

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General Dark Rock 3
Model Dark Rock 3
Main Specification Dark Rock 3
Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) 97 x 137 x 160
Total weight (kg) 0.976
TDP (W TDP) 190
Socket compatibility Intel: LGA 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011
AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 / FM2
LGA1150 ready
Backplate Mounting
Fan model, number 1 x SilentWings 135mm PWM
Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm) 8.4 / 13.6 / 21.1
Heatsink specifications Dark Rock 3
Dimensions (L x W x D), (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
General fan specifications Dark Rock 3
Fan dimensions (mm) 135 x 135 x 22
Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm) 1400
Air flow @ 12V (cfm, m3/h) 67.8, 113.8
Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O) 2.1
Bearing type Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Motor technology 6-pole
Rated voltage (V) 12
Input current (A) 0.11
Input power (W) 1.56
Connector 4-pin PWM
Cable length (mm) 220
Lifespan (h / 25¡ãC) 300.000
Accessories Dark Rock 3
Thermal grease (g) Corning TC-5121 / 1
Backplate mounting set
User manual languages DE, EN, FR, ES, PL
Service Dark Rock 3
Warranty (Years) 3
International hotline / free of charge ✓ / DE, FR
Logistics data, RRP Dark Rock 3
Article number BK018
Range Dark Rock 3
EAN Code 4260052183618
Dimensions, package (L x W x D), (mm) 210 x 175 x 155
Gross weight, package (kg) 1.35
Pieces per packaging unit 12
Dimensions, shipping box (L x W x D), (mm) 465 x 485 x 368
Gross weight, shipping box (kg) 17.41

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Experience: 7 Days

Best air cooler, period (and good enough for all) Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Exceptionally quiet, even at full load
Looks badass
May take some fiddling to get the right fan height to clear your RAM while still fitting into your case. Low profile RAM is recommended
I bought this to replace a Corsair H60i AIO liquid cooler. Compared to the stock H60i, which is generally around the same price, this cooler is appreciably quieter at idle and absolutely destroys the H60i at load. In fact, it's borderline silent.

Temps are also comparable between this air cooler and the H60i water cooler, which begs the question: why bother with the added complexity of a 120mm or even 140mm AIO?

I argue that this is the best cooler to get for 99% of users. Having used both air and water, I say just get this unless you are planning on going to a much more extensive (and expensive) 240mm+ or 360mm+ watercooling setup.

Experience: 1 Weeks

Great Cooling - Weird Design


1) Very efficient cooling
2) Very quiet
3) Looks great
4) Supplied with clip to install addiitional 120mm fan
1) Complicated (but not necessarily hard) installation
2) Custom size of supplied fan (135mm)
3) Doesn't play nicely with older motherboard (Asus X58)
Cooler replaced a Hyper 212 EVO and works great. Temperatures at load dropped by 6-7 deg.C. Cooler is very efficient at cooling so fan does not need to run vary hard.

The fan spins so slowly that my motherboard figured that it had failed and started throwing CPU Fan Errors. This can be fixed by disabling motherboard cooling profiles and using Coolfan.

My issue with this cooler is the absolutely weird design decisions made by be quiet:
- The supplied fan is a non-standard 135mm unit that seemingly can't be bought anywhere. What happens when it needs to be replaced?
- The 135mm fan has hole spacing that matches 120mm, but the mounting point is halfway on the depth dimension, so the 135mm clips can't be used with a 120mm fan;
- The screws holding the cooler to the motherboard need t be tightened from the backside of the board - they could easily design a fastening system that let's you tighten from the frontside

If I needed to buy this cooler all over again, it would be a Noctua U12S.

Experience: 3 Months

Quiet operation and cool temperatures Verified OwnerVerified Owner


-CPU idles at 34C
-Effectively inaudible
Overall, the cooler was simple enough to install, and provides cool and quiet operation.

Experience: 1 Weeks

quiet with amazing heat transfer


-very quiet
-fan never runs 100%, exept during stress test(prime95)
-amazing heat transfer
-easy to install
-adjustable fan height (if needed for ram)
-great aesthetics
covers first ram slot
I had a stock heat sink with my 3570k and after 2 years I've decided to get another cpu cooling system in order to overclock and get a little more out of my cpu. With my stock cooler my cpu idled around 40C and while playing battlefield 4 my cpu use to run around 75C h 4.0Ghz.. With the Dark rock 3, my cpu idles at 30C and while gaming it runs around 50-53C h 4.65Ghz. With my current fan profile, the fan never goes above 45-50% during gameplay. Runs cool and quiet. I'd say it was an easy install. I used the thermal paste that came with the product. I didn't have issues with my low profile ram as I'm not using the first ram slot. If I was using the first ram slot I would have had to adjust the fan height up 2-4mm. This thing is a beauty, not too big , not too small. Extremely happy with this product. Would highly recommend.

Experience: 20 Days


Cools quietly
Easy to install.
Has a cool, sleek, black design.
Included fan barely makes a sound.
AM3+ sideways mounting
Sadly, AM3+ mounting is only sideways - thus drawing air either from graphics card or top fans. Luckily I have low profile RAMs or else I wouldn't be able to use this cooler because of the lack of AM3+ compatibility.

Experience: 2 Months


The Dark Rock 3 cooler is very quiet and was easy to install . Very nice looking all black with quality construction . My 4790K runs cool and quiet .
I can't think of any negatives besides price but what's new !
Like I said it was easy to install , a big plus . And it works as advertised .

Experience: 1 Days


Super, silencieux et très efficace
Graisse thermique beaucoup trop liquide
Beaucoup d'utilisateur reproche le contact du ventilateur avec les barrettes de mémoire, or le ventilateur peut-être déplacé. Alors où est le problème?

Experience: 1 Months


Very Quiet, Very effective, Cost efficient, can clear high RAM
Had to mod the BIOS so it won't prevent my PC from booting, need a med or large tower
A real good heatsink that works great and is very quiet. I would totally recommend to my friends and familly. Great for gaming PC !! a+ Product

Experience: 2 Days


Extremely quiet, performs ~15 degrees cooler on idle compared to the stock Intel cooler, looks awesome
Covers the first RAM slot. If you want to use this with 4 populated RAM slots you'll have to get low profile RAM or remove the heatsink off of the RAM in slot one.
BeQuet! Dark Rock 3 will look good with any system. The SilentWings fans are EXTREMELY quiet and the unit keeps temperatures much lower than the stock cooler. I couldn't get it to fit with my RAM so I mounted it backwards. This made the fan be placed right in front of my rear exhaust fan which didn't allow the cooler to perform optimally. I decided to void my warranty and remove the heatsink from the RAM in the first slot so I could mount the cooler properly without the RAM getting in the way. You could move the fan higher up but that will require a wide case and will slightly hinder performance.

Experience: 3 Days


- Fan is very quiet
- Nice finish
- Good cooling performance
- Not easy to install (socket 1150)
- I heard that their thermal paste is not so good, but I didn't used it, so I can't affirm it
Cools my i7-4790k at ~37C idle and 67C max under heavy load on turbo boost (4.4ghz). And I'm not sure if the thermal paste (MX4) is perfectelly applied, so these numbers are not bad!

But man, the silence! Incredible!

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