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    be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

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    Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

    "...Dark Rock stable is designed to offer high-end cooling capabilities in a thinner package, making it a useful choice for those planning a small-form-factor build."

    Sorry, but isn't the limiting factor in any "small-form-factor build" *height*, not the width of the cooler?

    Surely products aimed at SFF builds should be as short and fat as possible, not tall and thin. I honestly can't think of a single case design where being thinner than the Dark Rock Pro, for example, is going to be necessary.

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    Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    urely products aimed at SFF builds should be as short and fat as possible, not tall and thin. I honestly can't think of a single case design where being thinner than the Dark Rock Pro, for example, is going to be necessary.
    I think that's down to clashing with DIMM sockets on compact motherboards. But then if people got low profile dimms rather than ones covered in pointless heatsinks and LEDs that might not be a problem either

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    Re: be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    "...Dark Rock stable is designed to offer high-end cooling capabilities in a thinner package, making it a useful choice for those planning a small-form-factor build."

    Sorry, but isn't the limiting factor in any "small-form-factor build" *height*, not the width of the cooler?

    Surely products aimed at SFF builds should be as short and fat as possible, not tall and thin. I honestly can't think of a single case design where being thinner than the Dark Rock Pro, for example, is going to be necessary.
    Some small cases (read: my case) has the HDD cage overlapping the front of the motherboard, so if the CPU socket is further from the rear IO section than normal then you can run into clearance issues (especially with the cables supplying the contents of the HDD cage needing routing)

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