January 24th, 2013

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow

The Cooler

Our first look at the cooler.

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The Warning sticker, we’ve seen many forget to remove this and wonder why there CPU is much hotter than expected.

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The super flat base, some machining marks but otherwise ideal for cooling your CPU.

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The Shadow Rock Topflow does only have a total of four heatpipes but these are 8mm pipe that are very high quality which should help make up for the low count compared to similar priced coolers.
Nickel plating on this thing is simply beautiful.

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The front the the fin array, you can see the curve in the fins which helps the fan to push through the fins.

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The rear of the array shows the entry holes of the heatpipes.

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If you look closely at the corners of the fan, you can see how the fans vibrations are isolated from the heatsink, the feet tidily fit into the heatsinks fins. Also note how short the cable is, it’s things like this show how well everything is thought out, the cable is long enough to reach around the back of your motherboard while being short enough to be easily hidden away when plugged in to the CPU fan header.

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