Article number: BK036

Dark Rock Pro 5 is ready for modern flagship CPUs like Intel's Core i9 or AMD's Ryzen 9 series.

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No compromise performance and silence

Dark Rock Pro 5 offers an immense cooling performance and virtually inaudible operation. Excellent for heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations.

  • 7 high-performance heat pipes for immensely high cooling power
  • 2 virtually inaudible Silent Wings PWM fans for perfect airflow
  • Front fan with funnel-shaped outlet for optimal air distribution
  • A speed switch allows you to switch between Quiet Mode and Performance Mode anytime
  • Height-adjustable front fan and generous heat sink cut-outs for high RAM and VRM cooler compatibility
  • Special black coating with ceramic particles enables perfect heat transfer and elegant look
  • Compatible with liquid metal thermal grease
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Even with heavily overclocked systems

Dark Rock Pro 5 features 7 high-performance copper heat pipes and a special black coating with ceramic particles. As a result, this high-end cooler keeps your CPU at peak performance at all times, even in heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations.


For virtually inaudible operation

The 2 Silent Wings PWM fans feature advanced fluid-dynamic bearings, smooth 6-pole motors and airflow-optimized fan blades. Thanks to a tight tip clearance between fan blade and frame, the front fan provides extremely high air pressure. A funnel-shaped frame outlet enables ideal air distribution. The rubberized fan frame prevents vibrations from transferring to the heat sink, reducing overall noise.


Make it the cooler you need

A Speed Switch allows you to choose between 2 modes, each affecting the maximum fan speed and PWM curve. The Quiet Mode provides a maximum fan speed of up to 1500rpm and is the perfect choice for normal applications. The Performance Mode allows the Silent Wings fans to spin with up to 2000rpm and unleashes Dark Rock Pro 5’s full power.


Installation is a breeze

Thanks to clever features, the installation concept is simple and elegant. The detachable mesh top cover with integrated middle fan is inserted from above. A completely black mounting kit with pre-installed mounting bridge and fixing screws matches the black design of the cooler perfectly.


Undisputed in form and function

Dark Rock coolers have been renowned for their distinctive design for many years. Dark Rock Pro 5 respectively follows this design and can be recognized as a Dark Rock immediately. Nonetheless, Dark Rock Pro 5 adds own accents to the rich history of be quiet! high-end coolers.


Cooling power beyond belief

Thanks to a nickel-plated base, Dark Rock Pro 5 is compatible with liquid metal thermal grease such as DC2 Pro. The properties of liquid metal compound combined with Dark Rock Pro 5 allow high-end CPUs to perform at even higher levels.

"Dark Rock Pro 5 proves how versatile the be quiet! brand is. Through its 2 modes, Dark Rock Pro 5 is capable of both maximum performance and virtually inaudible operation. This high-end masterpiece is the reason we get up every morning."

Marius Sabisz, Head of BU Cooling

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General data

ModelDark Rock Pro 5
TDP (W)270
Color optionBlack
Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)145 x 136 x 168
Total weight (kg)1.29
Socket compatibility Intel1700 / 1200 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155
Socket compatibility AMDAM5 / AM4
Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)8.9 / 16.3 / 23.3
Number of fans2
Lighting connector-


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Heatsink specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm)119.5 x 136 x 168
Fin materialAluminum
Surface treatmentCeramic coating
Base materialCopper
CPU contact surfaceCNC machined
Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm)7 / 6
Decoupled fan mounting-

Fan specifications

Fan modelSilent Wings 4 / Silent Wings
Fan dimensions (mm)120 x 120 x 25 / 135 x 135 x 25
Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm)Q: 1500; 1300 / P: 2000; 1700
Airflow at 100% PWM / 12V (CFM / m3/h)52.5 / 89.1 | 68.7 / 116.6
Air Pressure at 100% PWM / 12V (mm H2O)2.48 / 1.82
Bearing technologyFluid Dynamic Bearing
Motor technology6-pole fan motor
Rated Voltage (V)12
Input current (A)0.10 / 0.10
Safety current (A)0.20 / 0.28
Input power (W)2.4 / 3.4
Connector4-pin PWM
Lighting connector-
Cable length (mm)80 / 120
Lifespan (h / 25°C)300,000


Thermal grease (Type)Included
Mounting setIntel & AMD
User manual languagesCN, DE, EN, ES, FR, JP, PL, RU, TW

Safety certification

ApprovalsCE, UKCA, UL, TÜV

Environmental directives



Warranty (Years)3
International hotline / free of charge✓ / DE, FR, US

Logistics data and RRP

Article numberBK036
EAN code4260052190746
Dimensions, package (L x W x H), (mm)202 x 180 x 220
Gross weight, package (kg)1.7
Pieces per packaging unit12
Dimensions, shipping box (L x W x H), (mm)625 x 380 x 467
Gross weight, shipping box (kg)22.1
RRP (€)99.90

Article number: BK036