be quiet Dark Rock TF Top Flow Review

Up Close: Packaging and Contents

be quiet Dark Rock TF Review

Up Close:  Packaging and Contents

As with other be quiet coolers, the Dark Rock TF comes in a sleek black satin box.  An image of the cooler inside sits on the front, with information and graphics pertaining to the cooler inside are displayed on the sides and rear.

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Opening up the top we're greeted by, what at first view appears to be a very small fan.  It is in fact one of the two 135mm Silent Wings fans, packaged in such a way as to only show a small portion of the fan blades.  Lifting the separately packaged fan out of the way reveals the cooler itself nestled in dense foam packaging.  underneath this there's another identical box containing the second fan.

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There are actually two instruction sheets and although there's lot's to see we did find it hard to find the relevant section and to be honest could have done with larger more detailed diagrams.

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The accessories box contains a universal back plate, a set of mounting brackets and screws for Intel and AMD, a small spanner, a syringe of TIM, a fan splitter and a set of spring clips for fan mounting.  Also included, as mentioned are a pair of rather pretty Silent Wings fans.  Having tested coolers with these fitted before, we know them to be very quiet indeed.

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Most Recent Comments

25-06-2015, 14:19:37

It's a shame it performs poorly out of the box. Mainly due to the fans? I wonder how the single fan configuration performs, these down-draft coolers are great for height restricted HTPC / SFF builds.

I've got a NH-C14 that matches the NH-D14 nearly step for step on a 3960X workstation at work. Wouldn't the Be Quiet TF cooler look nice with some Noctua NF-A14's or NF-P14's strapped on there? I bet those temps would drop a tad too.

They should have followed Noctuas lead and put in some fin stack pass-throughs to allow easy access to the mounting kit.

25-06-2015, 14:30:54

Well most of these top down units are not realy for ultamate oc'ing there more for the budget mobo's that dont have mosfet heatsinks such as a lot of the budget FM2/+ mobos that can overclock, but you will still see in the manufactures notes that a top down heat sink is recommended.Quote

25-06-2015, 15:39:33

I'd say the price range of these places it out of the budget territory that something like the Zalman CNPS series or CM GeminII cover.Quote

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