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Be Quiet! Reveals the Shadow Rock 2 CPU Heatsink

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Be Quiet! is introducing a new CPU cooler, the Shadow Rock 2.

Be Quiet! has announced its new Shadow Rock 2 CPU cooler. The unit is a tower-style CPU cooler, which features a large array of aluminum fins, to which the heat is brought through a total of four 8 mm copper heat pipes. The cooler measures 147 x 122 x 160 mm without taking the fan into account, and it weighs 1.12 kg.

The unit's fan measures 120 mm, is PWM controlled, and can spin up to 1600 RPM. At this speed it will push 51 CFM of air, and lets the combination of the fan and heat sink dissipate a total of up to 180 W of thermal power.

The CPU cooler will work in all modern CPU sockets, including the new LGA1150 socket as well as the AM3+ and FM2 sockets.

Be Quiet! has priced the Shadow Rock 2 CPU cooler at an MSRP of €42.90 ($57), and it should already have hit shops in select regions.

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    Larry Bob , July 9, 2013 3:06 AM
    Square coolers should have an option to put 4/5 fans, onee each side, just for the lulz.
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    Larry Bob , July 9, 2013 3:06 AM
    Square coolers should have an option to put 4/5 fans, onee each side, just for the lulz.
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    MasterMace , July 9, 2013 4:36 AM
    feel like swapping in a slighty bigger fan would help this one.
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    army_ant7 , July 9, 2013 5:16 AM
    They weren't kidding with the "Rock" in its name...
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    1zacster , July 9, 2013 5:58 AM
    That is pretty good for a quiet gaming rig if you aren't looking for tons of overclocking (even then, it could handle a lot).
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    nukemaster , July 9, 2013 8:35 AM
    Kind of looks like a Scythe Ninja that needs more pressure to work.

    Seems like it should work good as long as systems have clearance.
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    halcyon , July 9, 2013 9:04 AM
    Looks good but I'm really getting used to closed loop H20.
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    nukemaster , July 9, 2013 9:12 AM
    Will you stop tempting me to try those things(closed loop) :) 

    My mATX case is quite full because of the NH-D14. Full enough to make me wonder if it hurts overall performance in any way.
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    Calculatron , July 9, 2013 9:59 AM
    That's a really thick heatsink for not a lot of fan; I think the CM 212EVO is also rated for 180w. Reviews pending, I am not sure I would pay that much for it. By the time you've put another fan on it, or switched out for "better" fans, you've spent as much as an out-of-the-box enthusiast cooler.
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    yhikum , July 9, 2013 10:53 AM
    I'm surprised that big chunky coolers are acceptable norm for PCs.

    Heavy and bulky, aren't they dangerous for motherboard stretching and producing ripping of copper leads?

    Currently water coolers are affordable and easy to install, providing very much same cooling capabilities. The price referred in article is same for basic water cooler setup!