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Old 25-06-15, 01:00 PM
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be quiet Dark Rock TF Top Flow Review



Let's take a look at the TF, the latest cooler to join be quiet's Dark Rock series.


be quiet Dark Rock TF Top Flow Review

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Old 25-06-15, 03:19 PM
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It's a shame it performs poorly out of the box. Mainly due to the fans? I wonder how the single fan configuration performs, these down-draft coolers are great for height restricted HTPC / SFF builds.

I've got a NH-C14 that matches the NH-D14 nearly step for step on a 3960X workstation at work. Wouldn't the Be Quiet TF cooler look nice with some Noctua NF-A14's or NF-P14's strapped on there? I bet those temps would drop a tad too.

They should have followed Noctuas lead and put in some fin stack pass-throughs to allow easy access to the mounting kit.
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Well most of these top down units are not realy for ultamate oc'ing there more for the budget mobo's that dont have mosfet heatsinks such as a lot of the budget FM2/+ mobos that can overclock, but you will still see in the manufactures notes that a top down heat sink is recommended.
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I'd say the price range of these places it out of the budget territory that something like the Zalman CNPS series or CM GeminII cover.
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