bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Review
Up Close: Packaging and Overview
bequiet have never been ones for "look at me" packaging, or for that matter "look at me" contents, preferring the mature understated look. Regardless, they still manage to detail product descriptions and key features.
The Cooler itself is a twin stack twin fan assembly, with the central 135mm fan being slightly larger than the 120mm silent wings unit on the front. It has to be said it's quite a looker
Each of the fins stacks has 42 black nickel coated Aluminium fins, with the fans being attached by means of spring clips. bequiet actually supply an additional set of clips in the accessories box should you lose or damage one or perhaps wish to add an additional extract fan on the rear. Spring clips make removing fans vey simple but can often prove a bit of a fiddle to re attach, certainly if you choose to remove the central fan be sure you're prepared for a bit of a game getting it back in and clipped up.
We love the Black anodised hairline brushed Aluminium top cover of the Pro 3. It simply oozes class. If you also happen to have a case with an similar exterior front panel finish then you're going to be able to carry that look to the interior of your case. If you don' already have that look then it's time add a bit of sophistication to your interior. The placement of the gloss black plastic heat pipe end caps not only smartens the otherwise crimped ends up but also gives good indication as to the dispersal of the heat pipes within the stacks.