Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler review

 

During the past few months we brought you the reviews of several power supply units from Be-Quiet, a German manufacturer. The company produces more than just power supplies though, offering a wide range of cooling products as well. Today we have yet another product from Be-Quiet to test and review but it is no power supply this time; it is the Dark Rock Advanced C1, a high performance CPU cooler.

 

During the past few months we brought you the reviews of several power supply units from Be-Quiet, a German manufacturer. The company produces more than just power supplies though, offering a wide range of cooling products as well. Today we have yet another product from Be-Quiet to test and review but it is no power supply this time; it is the Dark Rock Advanced C1, a high performance CPU cooler.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • For gaming, multimedia and CAD systems even at maximum processing power.
  • Suitable for overclocking operation.
  • Extremely efficient up to more than 180 watt.
  • Maximum cooling efficiency, Delta T 10.9 @ 100 watt.
  • Quiet operation with 1× Silent Wings PWM fan, 6.6–18.8 dB(A).
  • High-quality materials with dark nickel surfaces.

 

Thermal resistance @ CPU Power disposal (Rth @ P)

0,109

Overall dimensions without mounting material (L x W x H) (mm)

122 x 95 x 167

Total weight

1100gr

CPU Wattage Range (W)

180

Socket compatibility

LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366, AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / 754 / 939 / 940

Backplate Mounting

Yes

Push pin mounting

-

Fan model, number

SilentWings PWM , 1

Anti vibration fan fixing

-

Rubber string

Yes

Stainless steel clip and contact ring

-

Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 900/1250/100% (rpm)

6,6 / 14,4 / 18,8

 

Fin dimensions (L x W) , thickness (mm)

122 x 72 x 0,4

Number of fins

44

Fin material

Aluminium

Base material

Copper

CPU contact surface

CNC machined

Heatpipe number, Diameter (mm)

6; 6

Surface treatment

Nickel plated

Fan dimensions (mm)

120

Speed @ 100% PWM (rpm)

1500

Air flow @ 100% (CFM; m3/h)

50,5; 85,8

Air pressure (mm H2O)

1,63

Bearing type

FDB

Rated voltage (V)

12

Input current (A)

0,09

Input power (W)

1,09

PWM Controller

Yes

Connector

4-pin Molex

Cable length (mm)

200

Cable sleeve

Yes

Livetime L10 @ 25 °C (hours)

300.000