be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅29-10-12
Packaging, Bundle & Fans

Dark Rock Pro 2 is presented in a very professional looking box. As is common with CPU coolers, the packaging features a listing of the technical specifications on the sides whilst the back shows the feature-set in more detail with illustration. Inside, the heatsink is well protected with Styrofoam padding the fans already attached and the mounting kit within a cardboard box.


Packaging for Dark Rock Pro 2


Bundled with the Dark Rock Pro 2 are various mounting kits to suit a variety of sockets which include: Intel: LGA 775 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156 / LGA 1366 / LGA 2011 AMD: FM1, AM2 (+) / AM3 (+) / 754/ 939 / 940. Also included is the instructions leaflet for guidance when installing, a backplate and thermal paste. The guidance leaflet is quite brief but still useful when installing Dark Rock Pro 2.


Included kit within bundle


Also bundled with Dark Rock Pro 2 are two SilentWings cooling fans. These are 120mm and 135mm in dimension and come attached to the heatsink already with fan clips applied. Both fans have seven blades with a ribbed design and use a Fluid Dynamic Bearing. Although both fans are PWM, they have a differing maximum speed. The 120mm is capable of up to 1700RPM whilst the 135mm up to 1500RPM. A Y-cable is provided so that both fans can run from just one fan header on the motherboard, both have 4-pin PWM connectors.

The 135mm cooling fan fits between the two radiators whilst the 120mm fits onto the outer radiator.


120mm PWM SilentWings up to 1700RPM



135mm PWM SilentWings up to 1500RPM



Both fans can use Y-Cable


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