be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! introduced their Dark Rock 3 Series of CPU coolers earlier this year at CES and we were very impressed. There are two main coolers in this series, the Dark Rock Pro 3, and the Dark Rock 3. The main difference between these two coolers is that the Pro version features a dual tower design, while the Dark Rock 3 has a single tower design. Today we will be taking a look at the Dark Rock 3. Besides the single tower design the Dark Rock 3 features six 6mm copper heatpipes, unique dynamic wave-contour cooling fins, a 135 mm be quiet! Silent Wings fan and a cooling capacity of 190W TDP. Let’s take a look…

Special thanks to be quiet! for providing us with the Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler to review.


The Dark Rock 3 is packaged in be quiet’s typical retail packaging. There is a large photo of the cooler on the front and it does list the TDP, which is 190W.

be quiet! Dark Rock 3

On the back there is a full overview of the cooler along with the same list of specifications we have above.

be quiet! Dark Rock 3

Getting everything out of the package we have the Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler, mounting hardware, thermal paste, and an installation guide.

be quiet! Dark Rock 3

For a full unboxing and overview of the Dark Rock 3 be sure to check out the video below.

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