Product on Review: be quiet! PURE ROCK 2
Manufacturer: be quiet!
Street Price: GBP £33.99 / USD $39.99 / EUR $39.99
be quiet! are a German company specialising in power supplies, heatsinks, cases and cooling fans, catering to a wide range of needs and budgets with some of the best build-quality in the business.
Brought about in 2014, the Pure Rock cooler was seen as an excellent entry-point into the aftermarket CPU cooling market, offering massively lower thermals than the OEM cooler shipped with AMD or Intel CPUs. However, a lot changes in 6 years so be quiet! are keen on bringing the PURE ROCK air cooler up to scratch, with the launch of the PURE ROCK 2.
Available in brushed aluminium, or with a black surface for a small price premium, the PURE ROCK 2 offers up to 150W of heat dissipation through four 6mm direct-touch heatpipes and is compatible with all current AMD and Intel socket types.
Bolted to the front, or rear, of the tower is a be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan for quiet operation. be quiet! also bundle in a second set of fan mounts if you need to improve the cooling of the cooler for whatever reason. be quiet! reckon that their design also ensures excellent compatibility with even the tallest of DRAM modules for tight builds and small motherboards.
The Pure Wings 2 cooling fan is rated for at least 80,000 hours of use and be quiet! add in a 3-year warranty for peace of mind. As a budget-friendly option, pricing is key on this model, competing squarely with the well-regarded Cooler Master Hyper 212. Is it better? Lets have a gander!
be quiet! on the PURE ROCK 2:
Pure Rock 2 is aimed at the essential category of PC systems. With 150W TDP it offers an excellent cooling capacity for multimedia and graphics systems, as well as entry level computers of all types.