...installation couldn't be much simpler, and the sleek all-black design suits just about any build.
be quiet!'s Dark Rock series of CPU coolers has improved over time. Thanks to incremental upgrades over the years, the current crop benefits from simplified mounting kits, ultra-quiet fans, improved performance and a stylish aesthetic that makes rival coolers appear tacky in comparison.
All of these enhancements are present in the Dark Rock Slim, which is a compact addition to the product line for those wanting to downsize their rig or free up space around the CPU socket without introducing liquid into the equation.
Build quality is up to be quiet!'s usual high standards, cooling performance of up to 180W belies the heatsink size, installation couldn't be much simpler, and the sleek all-black design suits just about any build. We'd like a little more thermal paste included in the bundle, particularly at the £55 price point, but that's about it for our list of gripes.
Bottom line: need a CPU cooler that's small in size and high on quality? Put be quiet!'s Dark Rock Slim on your list.
Very quiet during use
Slim, well-built form factor
Good cooling performance
Provides ample clearance for memory
Measly amount of thermal paste
be quiet! Dark Rock Slim
The be quiet! Dark Rock Slim CPU cooler is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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