Be Quiet! are making a large push in the cooling market by carrying over the experience that they have gained in other areas to unlock a pathway to success. We recently took a look at their premier fan series, the Silent Wings 2/Dark Wings series and were thoroughly impressed by them, especially the acoustic results. Can the pinnacle of their CPU cooler line-up, the Dark Rock Pro C1, live up to the high expectations set by their impressive fans?
Be Quiet! employ a dual tower heatsink with a pair of 120mm fans. 7 6mm copper heatpipes combine with a nickel-plated base to extract the heat produced by a CPU. Dark nickel plating is used for both the heatpipes and base giving them an enthusiast-black appearance. Heat-conduction voids are filled by the utilisation of Shin-Etsu’s high quality X-23-7762 thermal paste. A pair of Be Quiet!’s 120mm Silent Wings PWM fans which operate at 1,700 RPM provide airflow for the heat to be dissipated from the 44 aluminium fins in each tower. One of the more unique additions is the full-aluminium cover which connects both towers together providing them with extra stability. This removable cover also doubles up as an appearance-enhancing feature to an alreay attractive CPU cooler.
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