be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Overview
The Shadow Rock 2 has a very interesting heatsink design. Normally we see tower type coolers have thinner fins that are like a rectangle, but with the Shadow Rock 2 they are designed like a square. This of course makes for a larger area to dissipate the heat generated by your CPU.

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One very cool thing about this cooler is that the top is a piece of brushed aluminum. This will show if you have a window in your case and will let everyone know you are using a be quiet! CPU cooler. Cooling off the heatsink is a 120 be quiet! SilentWings fan. This fan operates at a max speed of 1600 RPM so it will be very quiet.

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

The fan is held on to the heatsink by metal clips. The fan can actually be mounted on any side of the cooler. If we take a look at the cooler from the side we can see that it is a bit wider than most tower coolers that we have looked at. You can also see the four large 8 mm copper heatpipes that go up into the heatsink stack.

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The 4 heatpipes go right into the base of the cooler and come up the other side makes a “U” shape. The effectively takes the heat generated by your CPU and brings it up into the heatsink where it can be dissipated by the cooling fan.

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The base of the cooler is made of copper and is nickel plated so it has a pretty slick mirror-like finish. After a close inspection the finish on it is flawless and there are no machine marks at all.

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

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