Product on Review: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Manufacturer: be quiet!
Street Price: £79.99 / $89.90
be quiet! first announced the Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 at CES in January but today we get to bring you our thoughts on their latest and greatest, the Dark Rock Pro 4. The review of the Dark Rock 4 can be found here.
The Dark Rock Pro 4 offers the user up to 250W of heat dissipation via a twin-tower design; that’s more than enough to deal with any current consumer CPU, even with a sizeable overclock. That heat is extracted via 7 copper heat pipes, transferring it to the ceramic coated, black fins on either tower. There’s also a pair of be quiet!’s Silent Wings fans to ensure airflow is aplenty - a 120mm on the front and a 135mm inside.
be quiet! claim to have reduced noise even further since their last Dark Rock Pro 3. They’ve managed this using fluid dynamic bearings with 6-pole motors, advanced wave-countered blades and a decoupled fan mounting system, with rubber pads to reduce vibrations to a minimum.
Not only is noise reduced, installation is also made much easier with some clever German engineering; removable caps and bespoke tools, be quiet! Claims, bring the process down to around a five-minute procedure.
Measuring 163mm x 136mm x 146mm and tipping the scales at 1130g, you’ll need a fairly big chassis to house the cooler, though no large exhaust or intake points are required for cumbersome water cooling radiators.
The Dark Rock Pro 4 will hit the shelves at £79.99, firmly cementing its position as a top-tier air cooler while also putting it dangerously close to some of the lesser-expensive AIO solutions.
We expect to see some solid results, read on to see what we thought.
Be quiet! on the Dark Rock Pro 4:
be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years*, announces its Dark Rock 4 series of CPU air coolers for high performance processors. Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 keep most of their predecessors’ near-silent operation and performance features, but also introduce innovative and optimized functions that ultimately produce the best processor cooling at extremely low noise levels.