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Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 (250W TDP)

Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3

Modern computers need active cooling on the CPU and there’s to mainstream methods of cooling, Air and Water Cooling. Generally we prefer water cooling but at times a CPU air cooler of magnanimous proportions hits the market and we have to take a look at it. In today’s case we are looking at the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 which is a twin tower air cooler with not one but two SilentWing fans. The fans themselves are impressive coming in at 120mm and 135mm and the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 is reminiscent of the Noctua NH D15 we reviewed a few years back. The BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 promises a 250W TDP cooling capacity which is high for air cooling but on the low-end of water cooling capacity. You have to face it sometimes water cooling just isn’t feasible and large honking big air coolers are the only other non-exotic choice that’s doable. We are looking for big results from the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 and at its $94.90 price tag the results better be $94.90 big.

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Features & Specifications

Specifications
Socket compatibilityLGA 775 / 115x / 1366 /2011(-3) Square ILM
AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3(+) / FM1 / FM2(+)
Height, Width and Depth(mm)150 x 137 x 163
Weight (kg)1.197
MaterialBase material Copper,Surface treatment Aluminium / Dark nickel-plated
Fan compatibilityDarkWing (mm)135 x 135 x 22 &  120 x 120 x 25
Fan SpeedSpeed @ 100% PWM (rpm)1400 / 1700
Fan Airflow@ 12V (cfm / m3/h)67.8 (135m), 57.2 (120mm)
Fan ModelBequiet Dark Rock Pro 3
Heatpipe number / Diameter(mm)7, 6
Overall noise level(dBA) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)13.2/ 19.5 / 26.1
Amazon$94.90

 

Fan Specifications

  • FANS: Model: SilentWings BQT T12025-MF-PWM
  • Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
  • Fan Speed: 1700 RPM (PWM)
  • Fan Airflow: 57.2 CFM
  • Fan Noise: 21.5 dBA
  • Model: SilentWings BQ SIW3-13525-Mf-PWM
  • Dimensions: 135 mm x 135 mm x 25 mm
  • Fan Speed: 1400 RPM (PWM)
  • Fan Airflow: 67.8 CFM
  • Fan Noise: 20.8 dBA

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