be quiet! Dark Rock series CPU coolers. Overview
High-end CPU Cooler for the toughest demands
Following the successful launch of the SilentWings fan series, the be quiet! brand is now adding a further product segment to its cooling range: CPU cooler. The Dark RockC1 series is the first pillar in be quiet!’s cooler portfolio, and this will be continuously added to in the future.
The Dark RockC1 CPU coolers are designed for the enthusiastic PC user who expects a great deal from their computer: performance, reliability and a very quiet operation.
The Dark Rock range offers reliable cooling even at extremely high processing power: the three-dimensional moulded heat pipes work rapidly to transport the heat with the help of an oxygen-free copper layer (OFC) to the optimum point within the cooling lamellas. Even in overclocking operation, the fans of the Dark Rock range ensure an efficient heat dissipation.
be-quite! specially developed SilentWings PWM fans guarantee the best possible ratio of cooling efficiency to noise-levels. In addition, the serrated contour of the cooling lamellas minimizes noises and optimizes the airflow. This ensures a pleasantly quiet operation of the Dark Rock fans.
However, the Dark Rock coolers are not only technically advanced, but also feature an attractive design: the fan surfaces are coated in dark nickel and the brushed, fully aluminum cover connects the fan to a closed unit. The stable backplate ensures a shockproof attachment, even when transporting the computer.
be quiet! Dark Rock PRO C1 and Dark Rock Advanced C1 combine maximum cooling efficiency with a pleasantly quiet operation. With an extremely low noise level, efficient cooling is provided for gaming, multimedia and CAD systems even at maximum processing power. This CPU coolers are enhanced by the high-quality materials used, as well as its attractive design.
- Extremely efficient
- The six three-dimensional moulded heat pipes work rapidly to transport the heat with the help of an oxygen-free copper layer (OFC) to the optimum point within the cooling lamellas.
- The single-tower layout with six heat pipes enables excellent heat dissipation within a small space.
- Nice and quiet
- The 120-mm SilentWings PWM fan guarantees the best ratio of cooling efficiency to noise level.
- The wave-shaped contour of the cooling lamellas prevents noises and optimises the airflow.
- High-quality materials
- The fan surfaces are coated in dark nickel.
- The brushed, fully aluminium cover protects the cooling lamellas.
- The stable backplate ensures a shockproof attachment, even when transporting the computer.
|Model||Dark Rock PRO C1||Dark Rock Advanced C1|
|Thermal resistance @ CPU|
Power disposal (Rth @ P)
|Overall dimensions without |
mounting material (L x W x H) (mm)
|133 x 150 x 166||122 x 95 x 167|
|Total weight (g)||1550||1100|
|CPU Wattage Range (W)||220||180|
|Socket compatibility||LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366, AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / 754 / 939 / 940|
|Push pin mounting||no||no|
|Fan model, number||SilentWings PWM , 2||SilentWings PWM , 1|
|Anti vibration fan fixing||no||no|
|Stainless steel clip and contact ring||yes||no|
|Overall noise level (dB(A))|
@ 900/1250/100% (rpm)
|12.0 / 19.8 / 25.9||6.6 / 14.4 / 18.8|
|Fin dimensions (L x W),|
|133 x 47 x 0.4||122 x 72 x 0.4|
|Number of fins||44||44|
|CPU contact surface||CNC machined||CNC machined|
|Heatpipe number, Diameter (mm)||7; 6||6; 6|
|Surface treatment||Nickel plated||Nickel plated|
|Fan dimensions (mm)||120||120|
|Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm)||1700||1500|
|Air flow @ 100% (CFM; m3/h)||57.2; 93.3||50.5; 85.8|
|Air pressure (mm H2O)||2.1||1.63|
|Rated voltage (V)||12.0||12.0|
|Input current (A)||0.2||0.09|
|Input power (W)||2.4||1.09|
|Connector||4-pin Molex||4-pin Molex|
|Cable length (mm)||250||200|
|Livetime L10 @ 25 °C (hours)||300.000||300.000|
|Thermal grease / quantity (g)||Shin-Etsu X-23-7762 / 2||Shin-Etsu X-23-7762 / 2|
|Push pins mounting set||no||no|
|Backplate mounting set||yes||yes|
|Printed user manual||yes||yes|
Source: be quite!