Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D Reviews & Videos
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25-06-14, 09:45 AM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 20,630
bequiet Dark Rock 3 Review

Completing the recent trio of bequiet Coolers we now take a look at the piggy in the middle, the Dark Rock3

Continue Reading

If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW

Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-14, 08:33 PM
roelst roelst is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 32
Is it just me or are those fins on the baseplate mounted the wrong way? If they turned them 90 degrees, the fan would have more influence on those.

Anyway, it is a nice looking cooler!
Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-14, 05:35 AM
Yoda/Gaz Yoda/Gaz is offline
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 3
Love the look of the Be quiet Dark Rock 3 but wish they would sort out the poor mounting system :P
Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-14, 06:35 AM
demonking's Avatar
demonking demonking is offline
Advanced Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 493
temps don't look right on the 4.4 test.
pro3 has 67.7c with delta of 47.1c and rock3 67.3c with delta 47.3c but both have an ambient of 20c??????.
Am i missing something as that math dos not seem correct or is the rock3 actually outperforming its big bro?
Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-14, 04:07 PM
looz's Avatar
looz looz is offline
OC3D Crew
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 792
Sorry for moaning but would it be possible to upload those charts in .PNG?

Surprisingly good results!
i7 8700k 4.9GHz - 2x8Gb 3600MHz CL15-15-15-34 - GTX 970 - 512GB 850 EVO
Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-14, 04:36 PM
Wraith's Avatar
Wraith Wraith is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: In a hobbit hole.
Posts: 7,868
Very nice offering from Be Quiet! Quality review Gary.
Pros: Colour, nicely lapped base, fins have nice spacing, multi socket brackets, 6x heat pipes.
Cons: Only 1x set of fan mounts leaving out push pull option.
i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz - Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S - 16GB HyperX Fury 2133Mhz - EVGA GTX1080Ti
Samsung Evo 850 500GB - Corsair Force LX 256GB - WD Blue 500GB - Corsair AX860i
Corsair H100i V2 - Fractal Define C - 2x Asus VP278 - Roccat Ryos Pro & Kone AIMO
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
Old 27-06-14, 07:08 PM
Deadtroopers Deadtroopers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Stockport
Posts: 39
If the majority of us have aesthetic concerns we are going to mount it firing thru the roof to have the logo right way up; unless it's obstructed?

Wraithguard, they include a second clip for a second fan. Given that you only lower the temps a couple of degrees, I would probably use a fan from the spares box, not buy one specifically, though.

Nice review. That's another part checked off for the Nephew.
Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-14, 06:16 PM
Suicide_Season Suicide_Season is offline
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
Its a lovely looking cooler, actually thinking about buying one but if (or when) I get one I'd mill down the contact block to expose the copper heatpipes. Despite it being lapped smooth I reckon you'd probably get a degree or two better temps with exposed heat pipes.
Also you get only 1x extra fan mounting brackets because the cooler comes with a fan already mounted to it, so push pull is an option
Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-14, 07:27 PM
TeeBlack's Avatar
TeeBlack TeeBlack is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 25
i have this cooler but havent used it yet but looks great and it's quiet from the review.
Man you come straight out a comic book! #JimKelly
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:29 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.