Dark Rock Pro C1
The Dark Rock Pro is a one-of-a-kind heatsink. It’s a big, black cube with the same size base as any other heatsink to stand on.
The heatsink is equipped with two 12cm, 1700RPM SilentWing BeQuiet fans. Interesting to note is the Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) the fans are spinning on; it’s a system working on oil, whilst having the fan spin the up which puts enough pressure on the oil to eliminate any movement between the casing and the mounting. Because of this resonance, heat and noise production are being brought down resulting in a more comfortable and longer lasting product.
The fans are mounted with simple brackets that allow any kind of 120mm fan to be installed. One of the fans has a 4-pin fan adapter which allows both fans to run on one 4-pin PWM connector, which is meant for the CPU_FAN header.
The heatsink itself has fourty four fins which are made of aluminium. Seven heatpipes run through the base, all of which are six millimeter thick.
The base sink is made out of copper and plated with nickel. By the way, make sure you peel off the label before you want to use it… however you maintain your label collection, that is!
Last but not least, the top of the heatsink. BeQuiet! Finished this part with a tight looking plate which gives a clean and solid impression of what is underneath it, reading the company’s name.