be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler Review

Testing

Our CPU cooler test system is made up of the follow components…

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K
Cooling: be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra
Graphics Card: MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X
Memory: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-2933 16GB
Storage: Samsung SSD 980
Power: be quiet! Dark Power 12

For testing we will be using AIDA64’s “CPU Package” reading for temperatures and we will also be using a RisePro sound level meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are recorded 3 inches above the top mesh of the case.

We will be comparing the Shadow Rock Slim 2 to the following CPU coolers…

be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2
Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth
DeepCool AK620
Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET G4 Midnight
Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Noctua NH-P1
SilverStone Hydrogon D120 ARGB

Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop an hour after the system has been turned on. “Load 1” readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with just the “CPU” selected. “Load 2” readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability testing with both the “CPU” and “FPU” selected. Here are the results.

Temperatures

Noise Levels

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