Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

Post by Lawrence Lee » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:40 pm


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Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:50 pm

Thanks for another great review, Lawrence.
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Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

Post by kevith » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:03 am

Great review once again, thnx!

I was wondering: Have you ever examined, what those - seemingly unnecessary - top covers/shrouds on the heatsinks do for cooling performance?

I´m almost sure they will obstruct airflow and decrease performance, but I´ve never seen anyone actually test it.

Perhaps they are to difficult to remove, but I´m pretty sure I´m right... :D

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Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

Post by Das_Saunamies » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:18 am

Thanks for the review. I was actually waiting to see how the Dark Rock successor would pan out, even if I don't use megacoolers for builds. Looks like it's all quiet on that front still.

The non-standard fan designs are just baffling: it's added cost for no benefit, surely, at least size and shape wise. At least the bases (if not the mounting) are shaping up on recent models.
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Re: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers

Post by nster » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:23 am

I know this is an old thread, but I figure better late than never. I think you inversed the fan positions. The 135mm is meant to be in the middle like when you unboxed it, but the test setup picture shows the fans reversed!

I'm personally going to try this cooler with a second 135mm instead of the 120mm. Is there no way to use the 120mm (or 135mm for that matter) as a case fan? The mounting corners from the SilentWings 2 fans won't work on these since there's no open corners right? Maybe with the ShadowWings ones?
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