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be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Silent CPU Air Cooler - BK018

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135mm Fan / 190W Support / Intel: 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 / AMD: 754, 939, 940, AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2 / Heatsink Height: 160mm.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 59469  
Stock code: FAN-CPU-BK018
Manuf. code: BK018
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be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Silent CPU Air Cooler - BK018

No Compromise Silence and Performance
Dark Rock™ CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible single-tower CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings® technology in your PC where it really counts. They are excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.

Dark Rock 3 offers top performance-to-noise ratio and the highest reliability available. Improved cooling efficiency (190W TDP) and really silent operation (only 21.1dB(A) at maximum speed) mean this cooler strikes the perfect balance between cooling and serenity — truly silence and performance without compromises.


• Improved dynamic wave-contour cooling fins with small dots on the surface increase air circulation and contribute to high convection efficiency without raising overall noise
• Enhanced double-tower layout offers reduced weight and enables high cooling power
• Support of additional 120mm fan for extreme cooling performance (free fan clips are included in the scope of delivery)
• 7 heat pipes with copper lining carry heat to the optimal location on the cooling fins, maximising heat conductance
• The immensely high cooling capacity of 250W TDP offers low temperature even at peak performance
• New arrangement of heat pipes enhances the cooling capability


• Model: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Silent CPU Air Cooler (BK018)
• Heatpipes: 6
• Cooler Features: Aluminium Fins / Aluminium Heatpipe Caps
• Intel Socket: 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1366 / 2011 (Square ILM) / 2011-3 (Square ILM) / 2066
• AMD Socket: AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+
• Max. Recommended TDP: 190W
• Fans: 1x 135mm
• Fan Edition: SilentWings PWM
• Fan/Pump Connectors: 1 x 4-pin
• Approx Fan Speed: 1400 rpm
• Fan Airflow: 67.8 CFM
• Air Pressure: 2.1 mm H2O
• Sound Level (dB): 8.4 - 21.1 dB
• Thermal Paste Included: Yes
• Dimensions & Weight
- Fan Dimensions: 135 x 135 x 22 mm
- Heatsink/Radiator Dimensions: 132 x 160 x 73 mm (WxHxD)
- Total Dimensions: 137 x 160 x 97 mm (WxHxD)
- Weight: 976 g

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Warranty Period (yrs)3
Cooler Height - mm163

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RAM by Tom

Will this cooler be able to have kingston hyperx fury underneath it

Response by jonathana
I'm not sure about the question? This is a PSU cooler. If you are worried about space you should measure them up and see if they will fit on the space on your board, it also depends on the layout and form factor of your board.