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    Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Cool, quiet and formidable. Is the third-generation Dark Rock Pro the best yet?
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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Lovely looking cooler, like the colour scheme, but I'll take Noctua any day of the week.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    I have to say I've been extremely impressed with the DRP2 so not a surprise.
    I didn't have a huge problem fitting it though by using LP RAM and mounting the mobo to the cooler outside the case upside down. Went on in seconds !
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    I honestly can't see how anyone is comfortable with these huge heatsinks (predominantly) dangling off the side of the board. I appreciate they come with backplates, but that only goes so far!

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    I do like the look of it, but looking at performance I am staying with my £28.99 Lucifer.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    I think will go with liquid cooling.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    One assumes that those who design heatsinks know what they are doing however when you look at the layout of the heatpipes then the cooler is only efficient if its orientation is parallel to the horizon, sitting on top of the cpu and not hanging onto it. So best used in a HTPC case where the motherboard mounts horizontal?

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Aesthetically speaking, a nicely lit, colour co-ordinated heatsink can look nicer than these new closed loop liquid coolers that are the new 'in' thing.

    There's just no way I'd risk the installation job that is required for something as top end as this though...when I go fiddling around inside my PC things tend to stop working.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    One assumes that those who design heatsinks know what they are doing however when you look at the layout of the heatpipes then the cooler is only efficient if its orientation is parallel to the horizon, sitting on top of the cpu and not hanging onto it. So best used in a HTPC case where the motherboard mounts horizontal?
    You know this is wrong don't you?

    It depends on the type of heat pipes used...

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    You know this is wrong don't you?

    It depends on the type of heat pipes used...
    Indeed, all of these will work fine regardless of orientation. Theres a decent explanation here.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    You know this is wrong don't you?

    It depends on the type of heat pipes used...
    Quote Originally Posted by Goobley View Post
    Indeed, all of these will work fine regardless of orientation. Theres a decent explanation here.
    I should have said 'most efficient' and not 'only efficient'
    I realise they work however the excellent link from Goobley would suggest that being in a vertical orientation means they (heatpipes) work better.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Would have loved to see how it fared against a Noctua cooler, they're very similar in price.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Quote Originally Posted by herulach View Post
    I honestly can't see how anyone is comfortable with these huge heatsinks (predominantly) dangling off the side of the board. I appreciate they come with backplates, but that only goes so far!
    I've got the large phanteks hanging off the side off my board - solid, well built cooler, asrock mobo (z68) has no issue supporting it, still cools my i5-2500K @ 4.8GHz well (idle 29-31C, load 38-45C)

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Looks nice! I read installation can be a bit fiddly but never installed a bequiet cooler before. It's quite a beast tbh.

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Fancy changing to one of these from my H2O 920 as i think it would be quieter under load, only concern is i use the top pci-e slot on my mobo for a sound card and i worry the fan holders would interfere with this, anybody got a DR2 and can comment as i assume they are similar?

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    Re: Reviews - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

    Liquid is good but this one is silent and has good performance,the only draw-back is that its being "cooled" by the VGA.
    In a case with exhaust fans for watercooler you can separate the flows of hot and cold air,they dont misc when its flowing

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