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I don't know about you all but where i live things are pretty hot right now and when i say hot i mean around 28 degrees inside the house so it didn't take much time for me to decide that another CPU Cooler review would be appropriate today (actually yesterday). Now as many of you know there aren't many CPU Coolers that i haven't tested both here and in my previous engagement but there's is a single manufacturer with which i never had the chance to cooperate with in the past. Of course as stated at the title that manufacturer is be quiet! and today we will be taking a look at their latest Dark Rock Pro 2 high end CPU Cooler.
be quiet! is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC. be quiet! products are convincing which is proved by reaching and defending the market leadership in PSU business in Germany for five consecutive years *. This is validated and accompanied by numerous awards for both power supplies and cooling solutions. be quiet! is awarded for five times in a row as manufacturer of the year in the power supply category by the readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. Another first and second rank in the categories “fans” and “cooler” underline the high acceptance of our products. be quiet! sticks to its name: Ten years’ experience in the field of noise reduction and silence make be quiet! products probably the most silent one on the market. Undoubted fans have a large impact of the noise levels of be quiet! products. Due we are using our specially developed Silent Wings fans in nearly all of our range. They are equipped with various noise reducing features. Thanks to these we ensure a really silent operation - our products reach the best balance between cooling performance and a virtually inaudible operation. If you choose be quiet! you can be sure to get premium quality and second to none silent operation from the quietness experts.
Since I’ve never had the chance to actually test products from be quiet! in the past (seen quite a few but couldn't test them) i was quite curious to see if the company name has anything to do with their products and as you will also see later on it really seems that it does. Noise levels however although important are just one side of CPU Coolers so i didn't know what to expect when it came to performance especially since the market is already filled with high end CPU Air Coolers. Well the Dark Rock Pro 2 didn't fail us in that either since it managed to go head to head with the latest NH-D14 LGA2011 by Noctua. What was the end result? Read on for more on that.