bequiet Shadow Rock Slim Review

bequiet Shadow Rock Slim Review


If you’ve got deep pockets and a pathological craving for higher and higher Overclocks garnering more speed and of course increasing levels of heat in your CPU then you’re going to need the very best cooling solutions that money can buy.  Not everyone though has either the need or perhaps budget for these exotic and expensive cooling solutions, or at least not in all of their rigs.  Sometimes we just need something that will tick along nicely and yet still cut the mustard to some degree while looking damn sexy in the process.  It is perhaps with these thoughts in mind that bequiet bring the Shadow rock Slim to market.  Measuring only 52mm wide without the included 22mm deep fan you can see why the boys at bequiet have named it the “Slim”.  With a TDP of 160W we’re not expecting this cooler to top the torture test charts, but it will be interesting to see how it does, especially taking into account the performance of the last bequiet cooler we reviewed, which damn nearly knocked the mighty D14 of its perch.


Technical Specification

 Heatsink dimensions  

 52 x 130 x 161

 fan dimensions  

 135 x 135 x 22

 Combined Dimensions  

 74 x 137 x 161


 TDP (W)




 Total weight (kg)




 Socket compatibility


 Intel:   LGA 775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011

 AMD:  754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 /  FM2 (+)


 Heatsink Material  

 Fin material Aluminium

 Base material Copper


 Number of fins



 Heat pipes  4x6mm
 Fans  1 x Silent wings
 Fan Speed  1400rpm
 Air Flow  67.8cfm
 Static Pressure  2.1mmH2O
 Noise  23.7dB(A)