Article number: BK018

DARK ROCK 3

No Compromise Silence and Performance

The significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings® technology in your system where it really counts!

Featuring a nine blade 135mm SilentWings® PWM fan with vibration-reducing six-pole motor, dynamic wave-contoured cooling fins and six high-performance heat pipes, this single-tower cooler is excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.

Dark Rock 3 offers top performance-to-noise ratio and the highest reliability available. Extremely high cooling efficiency (190W TDP) and virtually inaudible operation (max. 21.1dB(A)) mean this cooler strikes the perfect balance between powerful cooling and serenity!

Dark Rock™ CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible single-tower CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings® technology in your PC where it really counts. They are excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.

Dark Rock 3 offers top performance-to-noise ratio and the highest reliability available. Improved cooling efficiency (190W TDP) and really silent operation (only 21.1dB(A) at maximum speed) mean this cooler strikes the perfect balance between cooling and serenity — truly silence and performance without compromises.

Extremely high cooling efficiency

  • Improved dynamic wave-contour cooling fins with enhanced cooling area and small dots on the surface increase air circulation and contribute to high convection efficiency without raising overall noise
  • Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance (free fan clips are included in the scope of delivery)
  • Six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining and aluminum caps carry heat to the optimal location on the cooling fins, maximizing heat conductance
  • The extremely high cooling capacity of 190W TDP offers low temperature even at peak performance
  • New arrangement of heat pipes enhances the cooling capacity

 

Virtually inaudible operation

  • Improved 135mm SilentWings® PWM fan features:
    • nine airflow-optimized fan blades
    • innovative 6-pole motor for smoother operation and less vibration
    • dynamically-balanced impeller
    • advanced fluid dynamic bearing with copper core
  • Decoupled fan mount with vibration-isolating elements on the heat sink
  • Maximum noise is at scant 21.1dB(A) even at 100% PWM function

 

Product conception, design and quality control in Germany

  • Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2014
  • Completely dark nickel-plated heat sink
  • Brushed aluminum top cover with high-grade diamond cut finish
  • 3-year warranty
  • Quick support is available via our international hotline, Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 5:30pm German local time: +49 (0) 40-736 76 86 - 98
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General data

Model Dark Rock 3
Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm) 97 x 137 x 160
Total weight (kg) 0.976
TDP (W) 190
Socket compatibility Intel: LGA 775 / 115x / 1366 / 2011(-3) Square ILM / 2066
AMD: 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)
Backplate mounting
Fan model, number 1 x SilentWings PWM 135mm
Decoupled fan mounting
Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm) 8.4 / 13.6 / 21.1

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Heatsink specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H), (mm) 73 x 132 x 160
Number of fins 51
Fin material Aluminium
Base material Copper
CPU contact surface CNC machined
Heatpipe number / Diameter (mm) 6, 6
Surface treatment Aluminium / Dark nickel-plated

Fan specifications

Fan dimensions (mm) 135 x 135 x 22
+SilentWings
Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm) 1,400
Air flow @ 12V (cfm / m3/h) 67.8, 113.8
Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O) 2.1
Bearing technology Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Motor technology 6-pole fan motor
Rated voltage (V) 12
Input current (A) 0.11
Input power (W) 1.32
Connector 4-pin PWM
Cable length (mm) 220
Lifespan (h / 25°C) 300,000

Accessories

Thermal grease (g) Corning TC-5121 / 1
Backplate mounting set Intel & AMD
Y-Cable -
User manual languages DE, EN, FR, ES, PL

Service

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

Logistics data, RRP

Article number BK018
Range DARK ROCK
EAN code 4260052183618
Dimensions, package (L x W x H), (mm) 210 x 175 x 155
Gross weight, package (kg) 1.35
Pieces per packaging unit 12
Dimensions, shipping box (L x W x H), (mm) 465 x 485 x 368
Gross weight, shipping box (kg) 17.41
RRP (€) 72.90
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