Saturday, June 23, 2018
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be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

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!

Special thanks to be quiet! for providing us with the Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler for review.

Features
– Very high cooling benchmarks complement its high cooling capacity of 180W TDP
– Four high-performance 8mm heatpipes carry heat to optimal location on the cooling fins
– Turbulence-reducing wave design on cooling fins reduces noise generation from airflow
– Optimized 120mm be quiet! fan with PWM function supports the best balance of cooling performance and quiet operation
– Even at 100% PWM function, noise is at scant 25.4dB(A)
– Square, single tower design saves space and supports four-directional fan mounting for best heat convection
– Compatibility with all current Intel® and AMD sockets
– Freely-selectable fan mount point is recommended for AMD users
– Product conception, design and quality control in Germany
– Top cover with brushed aluminum finish
– Three year warranty

Full specifications of the Shadow Rock 2 can be found on the product page.

Packaging
The Shadow Rock 2 comes in be quiet’s typical retail packaging. On the front there is a photo of the cooler and a listing of some of the main features. On the back there is an overview of more of the features and a list of specifications.

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

Opening the box up inside you will find the Shadow Rock 2 cooler, mounting hardware, thermal paste and instructions.

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

For a full unboxing and overview of the Shadow Rock 2 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.
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