Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4

 

Introduction

Registered as a trademark of Listan GmbH & Co. KG in 2002, BeQuiet! is a brand who manufactures Power Supply units, CPU coolers, PC cases, and case fans. The main target groups for products in the BeQuiet! range are PC enthusiasts and gamers as well as smaller and larger PC integrators. The company’s headquarters is in Glinde, close to Hamburg. At the present time the company also has branches in Poland, Taiwan and China. The major market of the Be Quiet! brand is Europe.

 

Official product link:

https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/1376

 

Packaging and accessories

The Dark Rock 4 is packaged in a cardboard box that uses the same all black with orange accents design, as the rest of the Be Quiet! products. The front side of the box features a profile photo of the CPU cooler alongside the full product name and the slogan of the series. On the lower side, the main features of the cooler are listed, above, there is printed the 200W TWP cooling capacity of the cooler.

 

The sides of the box present the complete technical specifications of the cooler and of the included Silent Wings fan. The other side of the packaging offers a QR code which redirects to a page which offers more information about the cooler.

 

The back of the packaging presents the important features of the cooler. Each feature has its own image and a brief description. The features are presented in two languages, English and German.

 

The cooler is very well protected inside the packaging, thanks to two soft high-quality foam pads that hold the heatsink in place. The fan and the included accessories are packaged in separate cardboard boxes, and placed around and above the foam pads. BeQuiet! offers a good protection for the cooler, this level of protection is often found only on the high-end brands and CPU coolers.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x Manual
– 1x Intel backplate
– 2x Intel mounting brackets
– 2x Long AMD mounting brackets
– 1x Cooler mounting bridge
– 4x Intel spacer nuts
– 4x Intel 115X/1366 nuts
– 4x AMD spacer nuts
– 4x Mounting bracket fastening screws
– 2x Intel mounting bridge fastening screws
– 2x AMD mounting bridge fastening screws
– 4x Intel backplate screws
– 4x AMD backplate screws
– 4x O-rings
– 4x AM3 washers
– 1x Phillips screwdriver
– 1x Thermal compound tube
– 2x Extra Fan clips

 

Specifications

Model: Dark Rock 4
Supported sockets:
Intel: LGA 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011(-3) Square ILM / 2066
AMD: AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)
Heatsink:
Materials: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), black ceramic spray painted
Dimensions (including fan): (L) 96 x (W) 136 x (H) 159mm
Heatpipes: 6x – Ø6 mm
Weight: 920g (with Fans installed)
Fan(s):
Model: Silent Wings PWM (BQ SIW3-12325-MF-PWM)
Dimensions: 135 x 135 x 22 mm
Bearing type: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1400 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%): 500 RPM
Max. acoustical noise: 21.4 dB(A)
Connector: 4-Pin PWM
Voltage Range: 12 V
MTBF: > 300.000 h
Warranty: 3 Years

Features:

– Six high-performance copper heat pipes
– Airflow-optimized, wave-contoured cooling fins
– Easily installable black installation kit can be mounted from above
– Supports an additional 120mm fan; clips are included in scope of delivery
– Brushed aluminum top cover with diamond cut finish
– 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

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