Review be quiet! Dark Rock TF 2 Review: Sibling Rivalry

Johnpombrio

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Does anyone else get frequency "beats" as a pair of fans close to one another go in and out of sync or RPMs? I put a pair of low noise fans on an air cooler only to have to remove one of them due to the constant ramp and down of noise when the fans interfered with one another. I will no longer put any pair of fans in line on a cooler nor buy an air cooler that uses two fans.
 
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This type of cooler is really best suited for use in pc cases where it can intake air from a mesh panel directly over top of the cooler. The case used in this review is a bit of a worst case scenario, with its tempered glass side panel. I'd really recommend these top flow coolers only to people using cases with mesh panels near the cooler's fans, which should help close the performance gap between it and the big boys (NH-D15 and Assassin 3).
 

rubix_1011

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It's not really tempered glass, its actually a clear acrylic.

Also, if we change the case just for the benefit of reviews where 1 product would benefit and others do not, we're altering different variables meaning that our comparisons between all coolers is no longer valid.
 

Tom Sunday

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Well...before I "shell out the money now"...does this fit the new Alder Lake chip? It's coming out in a about 60-days from now and also all of the new 690 Mobos will hit the deck as well! I am looking for the manufactures in giving a written statement and a absolute guarantee that it not only fits but also performs within the right temps on Alder Lake. Show me I am from Missouri.
 

Tom Sunday

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Well...before I "shell out the money now"...does this fit the new Alder Lake chip? It's coming out in about 60-days from now and along with all of the new Z690 Mobos. I am looking for the manufactures giving a written statement and a absolute guarantee that it not only fits but also performs at the right temps on Alder Lake. This information actually should have been included in the BQ advertsing of their new cooler upgrade or refresh! Show me I am from Missouri.
 

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