Monday, February 19, 2018

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review

When I think of be quiet! CPU Cooler their Dark Rock Pro series comes to mind. These coolers are made to handle the highest thermal loads and are quite large. Not everyone is going to need this type of cooling and for that reason be quiet! has released the Pure Rock CPU cooler. This cooler is designed for the essential or entry-level systems to provide a great price-to-performance ratio. The Pure Rock has a single tower design that should not interfere with memory or other components, four 6 mm copper heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Let’s see what this cooler can do!

Special thanks to be quiet! for providing us with the Pure Rock CPU cooler to review!


The Pure Rock CPU Cooler comes in be quiet’s typical retail packaging. On the front it has a photo of the cooler and let’s us know the highest TDP that the cooler can handle, which is 130W.

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler

The back of the box gives us a full run-down of specifications as well as an overview of some of the main features of the cooler.

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler

Getting everything out of the box we have the Pure Rock heatsink, 120 mm cooling fan, mounting hardware for both the cooler and fan, and instructions.

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler

For a full unboxing and overview of the Pure Rock be sure to check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
  • Mike B.

    Could you clarify what you meant with the thermal paste? I’m not sure I understand what the issue is with the debris. I’m interested in this cooling solution as it’s affordable and would probably be a great improvement over the stock i7 fan/heatsink.

  • Yeah its just a thing you need to be careful with, since I install a lot of CPU coolers I prefer them to come with separate thermal paste so I can apply it myself.

  • Mike B.

    Any advice when you apply thermal paste yourself so that you know you applied not too little, not too much? I’ve applied it on probably 2 previous builds years ago and don’t remember having an issue with overheating CPU and whatnot, but having not done it in a while and taking extra care with my newer build, I wouldn’t mind having extra advice on that.
    I was thinking of removing the thermal that comes with the cooler and applying my own instead… Not sure if that’s a better way to go.

  • The best way to do it would be to apply a circle in the center of your processor, then install your CPU cooler.

  • Mike B.


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