January 24th, 2013

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow

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Introduction

After the amazing Dark Rock Pro 2, the Shadow Rock Topflow has some serious living up to do. The Shadow Rock Topflow shares quite a few features with the Dark Rock Pro 2 so hopefully it also shares some of the awesome performance as well.

Specifications

  • Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H), (mm)171 x 137 x 126
  • Total weight (kg): 0.65
  • TDP (W): 160
  • LGA2011 ready: Yes
  • Socket compatibilityIntel: LGA 2011 / 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 1150 / AMD: AM2(+) , AM3(+) / 754 / 939 / 940 / FM1 / FM2
  • Fan model: Shadow Wings PWM 135mm
  • Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm): 9.60 / 15.9 / 24.4

Unboxing

The box looks great and has the main specifications on the front

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More details on the rear:

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The bundled items include:

The mounting system is one of the most important features of any cooler, we’ve tested quite a collection and the system that comes with the Shadow Rock Topflow is excellent.

Installation is easy, hold the back plate into the rear of your motherboard, put screws through the holes and put little black plastic clips onto the screws to hold them in place. This is possibly one of the best ideas when it comes to mounting a CPU cooler.

Once mounted the cooler is held very tightly and is certainly not going anywhere.

The included thermal paste is the second best in our testing, only .5C behind Prolimatech PX3, excellent!

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