Be quiet! is starting off 2014 by showing off some of their brand new CPU coolers at CES 2014. Be quiet’s Dark Rock series has been around for a while and it is back with the Dark Rock 3 and Dark Rock Pro 3. They were also showing off a very slim cooler in their Shadow Rock Slim model.
be quiet! is known mainly for their power supplies and cooling fans. They have some of the top products around in those categories, but if you didn’t know they also make CPU coolers. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest CPU Coolers the Shadow Rock 2, which is the successor to the original Shadow Rock Pro cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features an aluminum heatsink design with a copper base and four 8 mm copper heatpipes. To aid in cooling you also have a 120 mm SilentWings fan, which only runs at 1600 RPM so it should be pretty quiet. Will this cooler help keep your CPU and system nice and cool? Read on as we find out!
be quiet! have just announced their newest and latest revision of fans for the Pure Wings series, the Pure Wings 2. These new fans have been launched by be quiet! featuring a modified fan blade design and a freshly planned Rifle bearing.
“Be quiet!” is a premium brand maker of power supplies and cooling solution for your desktop PCs. As the name indicates, the company has a ten years experience in the field of noise-reduction and silence which makes its products the most silent on the market.
We were huge fans of be quiet’s Dark Power Pro 10 power supplies, but since they have a high price tag many people will not get their hands on them. Be quiet! has responded to this and at Computex they were showing off a new power supply series. The Power Zone series will be a lower price point, but still keep many of the same features as the higher-end Dark Power Series.
One thing I’m sure you have been hearing about the upcoming Haswell desktop processors is their power supply requirements. These new processors impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. The new processors feature a new sleep state called C6 and C7. In these states the processor is nearly shut off, bringing down the power consumption. Be quiet! wants you to know that all of their current power supplies are Haswell ready.
One of the most important parts of any system is the power supply and we have a great one to give away for you guys! It is the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W power supply. This is a modular power supply and does have an 80PLUS Gold certification. It also is SLI and CrossFireX certified and is extremely quiet as it uses be quiet’s own 135mm SilentWings fans. So how can you get in on this contest? All of the instructions are below. A special thank to be quiet! for providing the power supply for this contest!
I have to admit something; I hate top down air coolers. I can’t put my finger on what it is about them I so dislike. Perhaps it’s simply that they don’t tend to perform very well. Or maybe it’s just their strong dissymmetry that rubs me the wrong way. Whatever it is, something inside tells me to take a tower cooler over them any day. And so it is with great fear and trepidation that I present another air cooling product from German manufacturers, be quiet!, the Shadow Rock TopFlow SR1. Please follow along as I attempt to prove my instincts wrong., or right, as we find out how this cooler performs.
Let’s talk about air coolers! Ok specifically let’s take a look at a pretty massive air cooler from our German friends over at be quiet!, the Dark Rock Pro 2. This is a large twin heat sink air cooler aimed at the more performance oriented consumer. With claims of massive cooling power, why don’t we see if this dark cooler deserves a place in your rig, or if it should be outcast to the dark side of the moon.
Today we are looking at a pair of 140mm fans, the Silent Wings 2 from a company that seems to be too good at their name: be quiet!. Yes that is be quiet, with an exclamation point, and if you are like me this is probably the first time you have ever heard of them. Looking at their website, they certainly have a fairly full product line. The problem seems to be that none of it is for sale outside of Germany. With claims of near silent operation, it’s time to find out if they can actually live up to their namesake.
Jan 27, 2015 0