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Old 08-06-11, 11:33 AM
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Today we are taking a look at Be Quiet's single 120mm fan cooler the Dark Rock Advanced. How will it fair in the OC3D heatsink torture tests?



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Old 08-06-11, 11:45 AM
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thanks for this review of this cooler i plan on geting this one for a amd x6 1090T cpu
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Old 08-06-11, 12:21 PM
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The mounting method is horrid, it really is a four arm operation. Shame really considering there really isn't any need to do that way.
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Old 08-06-11, 12:36 PM
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I watched the vid last night and was quite impressed with it and considering it's only a single fan cooler it performs pretty good.
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Old 08-06-11, 01:40 PM
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So many companies use horrible mounting systems don't know why they think its ok in this day an age. If this cooler was 30 pounds I would by one but not at that price despite its looks.
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Old 08-06-11, 02:04 PM
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+1 mounting is tricky...
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Old 08-06-11, 02:42 PM
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also, doesn't rubber perish? and, the future addition of an extra fan would be tricky!!
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Old 08-06-11, 02:53 PM
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Bless you... bless you again. Hmm... I guess you can forget about push-pull on this cooler; guess if one is desperate, zip-ties might work .
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Old 08-06-11, 05:12 PM
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I installed one of these fans last week for one of my mates and TBH the installation process nearly drove me crazy so I think you should include that point in your overall review ( performance + silence + aesthetics + installation ) with lots of love to OC3Dteam.

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Old 08-06-11, 06:43 PM
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On the subject of mounting, will it mount front-to-back on an AMD socket?

On the silence thing, grab a dB meter, do a delta volume over the case fans, then do a Top 5?
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