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be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

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Posted September 27, 2013 by James Taylor in Cooling
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Price at time of Review: MSRP $49.90
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Fan can be mounted on any of the four sides. Silent Fan. Sleek look.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Installation is quite difficult. Large and bulky. Poor for overclocking.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're using a 4770k/3770k and wanting to overclock then the Shadow rock 2 might not be for you. On the other hand, if you are using a 3570/4570k or any Sandy Bridge chip, and you want a super-quiet cooler, than this might fit your needs.
by James Taylor
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Introduction

The company called be quiet! might not be a name you’re familiar with, but you should be. They’re one of the top contenders in the market when it comes to power supplies and heatsinks with a “quiet” reputation. be quiet! is a German based company that has made some big noise in the European market and won quite a few awards.

Today we will be reviewing the be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features 4x 8mm pipes, and an optimized 120 mm fan with PWM control. It will work with all current Intel and AMD processors. This CPU cooler comes in at a little under the $50 dollar mark, putting it in a price bracket with some very good coolers. Let’s see how it compares in our testing, but first let’s read a little bit about the company!

 

 

 

 

be quiet!’s track record of offering technology enthusiasts products which focus on silence and innovation has earned them the honor of being the best selling power supplies in Germany for seven straight years according to market data from GfK.

 

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One Comment


  1.  
    Deton

    What was the Vcore for the overclocked 4770K?

    The results telling me the cooler can’t really handle the Oced 4770K. It’s 58°C vs 50°C (delta).

    BTW, were the same TIM used in both test systems?





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