be quiet! Dark Rock series CPU coolers. Overview

High-end CPU Cooler for the toughest demands

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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.

Dark Rock PRO C1 (left) and Dark Rock Advanced C1 (right)
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.

Dark Rock PRO C1 (left) and Dark Rock Advanced C1 (right)
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.

Dark Rock PRO C1 (left) and Dark Rock Advanced C1 (right)
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.

Main features:

  • 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.
be quite! Dark Rock cooler technical data
Model Dark Rock PRO C1 Dark Rock Advanced C1
Main Specs:
Thermal resistance @ CPU
Power disposal (Rth @ P)
0,092 0,109
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
Backplate Mounting yes yes
Push pin mounting no no
Fan model, number SilentWings PWM , 2 SilentWings PWM , 1
Anti vibration fan fixing no no
Rubber string no yes
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
Heatsink specs:
Fin dimensions (L x W),
thickness (mm)
133 x 47 x 0,4 122 x 72 x 0,4
Number of fins 44 44
Fin material Aluminium Aluminium
Base material Copper Copper
CPU contact surface CNC machined CNC machined
Heatpipe number, Diameter (mm) 7; 6 6; 6
Surface treatment Nickel plated Nickel plated
Fan specs:
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
Bearing type FBD FBD
Rated voltage (V) 12.0 12.0
Input current (A) 0.2 0.09
Input power (W) 2.4 1.09
PWM Controller yes
Connector 4-pin Molex 4-pin Molex
Cable length (mm) 250 200
Cable sleeve yes yes
Livetime L10 @ 25 °C (hours) 300,000 300,000
Accessories:
Thermal grease / quantity (g) Shin-Etsu X-23-7762 / 2 Shin-Etsu X-23-7762 / 2
4-pin Y-Adapter yes no
Push pins mounting set no no
Backplate mounting set yes yes
Printed user manual yes yes
Other details:
Warranty (years) 3 3
Model number BQT-DT7601-120-2 BQT-T6601-120
MRSP(€) 79,90 59,90

 

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