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Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler

  • Socket Compatibility: 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1151 / 1366 / 2011/ 2066 /AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / FM1 / FM2
  • 3 year warranty


11 In stock


Stock Code: HS-001-BQ

EAN: 4260052182147

MPN: BK014

Manufacturer: be quiet!


Product information: Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced combines 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 cooler is enhanced by the high-quality materials used, as well as its attractive design.

- The single-tower layout with six heat pipes enables excellent heat dissipation within a small space
- 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
- 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
- Extremely efficient up to more than 180 watt
- LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366, AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / 754 / 939 / 940
- Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) 95 x 122 x 166
- Fan Noise: Upto 18.8dBA
- Air flow: upto 85.8 CFM
- PWM Controlled

Main Specification:
- Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm): 97 x 137 x 160
- TDP (W): 190
- Backplate Mounting: Yes
- Fan model: 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm
- Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm): 8.4 / 13.6 / 21.1
- Warranty: 3 Years

Heatsink Specification:
- Dimensions (mm):73 x 132 x 160
- Number of fins: 51
- Fin material: Aluminium
- Base material: Copper
- CPU contact surface: CNC machined
- Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm): 6, 6
- Surface treatment: Aluminium / Dark nickel-plated

Fan Specification:
- Fan dimensions (mm): 135 x 135 x 22
- Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm): 1,400
- Air flow @ 12V (cfm / m3/h): 67.8, 113.8
- Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O): 2.1
- Bearing type: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
- Motor technology: 6-pole fan motor
- Rated voltage (V): 12
- Input current (A): 0.11
- Input power (W): 1.32
- Connector: 4-pin PWM
- Cable length (mm): 220
- Lifespan (h / 25°C): 300,000

**For an AM4 bracket please go to the manufacturer support page and email them proof of purchase of the cooler and proof of purchase for the Ryzen CPU. We will try our best to get some brackets but you should contact the manufacturer first. **

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Technical Details

CPU Socket 1150, 1151, 1155, 2011, 2011-V3, AM3+, FM2+, AM2+, 2066
CPU Cooler type Single Tower
Fan connector 4Pin (PWM control)
CPU Cooler width 120 up to 129 mm
CPU Cooler height 160 up to 169 mm
CPU Cooler depth 90 up to 99 mm
CPU Cooler width (exact) 122 mm
CPU Cooler height (exact) 166 mm
CPU Cooler depth (exact) 97 mm
Bottom plate material Nickel plated Copper
Heatsink (fin) material Nickel plated Aluminium
Weight in grams 800 - 900 g
Max rpm 1500 - 2000 U/min
Max volume 15 - 20 dB(A)
Max flow rate 75 - 100 m³/h
Min volume 5 - 10 dB(A)
Number of heatpipes 6
Diameter of heatpipes 6 mm
CPU Cooler fan supplied 1x 120 mm
Heatsink colour Black
Fan colour Black
Additional fans can be installed yes
Cooling type active

Customer review "be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler"

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(from 4 customer reviews)
Great fan for cooling, but its fiddly to install (Intel I5) and its huge! it presses on...
Well to start the cooler is of course almost silent, even at higher speeds and also...
I bought one of these for my girlfriend's AMD powered rig to replace teh stock cooling....
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VMK DF 2012-05-30


Great fan for cooling, but its fiddly to install (Intel I5) and its huge! it presses on the side panel of my Antec 100 One Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case, probably the reason it has rubber pads on the top of it. But it very quiet on low and full load and temps are low

Tobias 2011-12-31

Very Quiet!

Well to start the cooler is of course almost silent, even at higher speeds and also looks great! I'm getting temps with my 2500K @ 4GHz at about 35-40 idle and 65-70 when gaming/under stress, which is why I could only go to 4GHz because the CPU was getting too hot for my liking.

The one bad thing about this cooler is its mounting system. It is rather horrible and annoying. It took quite a while to get the cooler properly installed which was frustrating at times.

Mike 2011-12-17


I bought one of these for my girlfriend's AMD powered rig to replace teh stock cooling. The machine is now absoluely silent, and quiet than my own PC. stressing the Phenom II 965 (@1.3V 3.4GHz) the CPU never once went past 40*C. I was amazed by the power of this cooler. When the CPU is at isle it sits at system temprature (28*C)
One slight problem was that the cooler virually sits on the side panel of the NZXT BETA it sits in. Otherwise it's perfect. 5stars for sure.

Chris 2011-03-29

Great Cooler

I have this cooler in a Coolermaster Storm Scout case , cooling a Intel 2nd generation i5 processor. Even when stress testing at 90% utilization across all cores it rarely reaches above 50 degrees C. This is also a very quiet cooler. I have not overclocked the processor yet though.

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