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be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Introduction:
Be quiet! is a German company and is rather well known in Europe for its power supplies, high-end coolers, and case fans. Be quiet! has won the Manufacturer of the Year award nine times in a row from the German hardware magazine PC Gamers Hardware, so it is no surprise that be quiet! is quickly becoming a regular player outside of Europe. I have to say that be quiet! is not being very quiet about new products. In fact, be quiet! now offers two lines of cases, the Dark Base and the Silent Base series, and recently be quiet! has entered the world of AIO (All-in-One) liquid cooling with the Silent Loop water cooling system. Earlier this year, OCC reviewed the Dark Rock TF and it proved to be an awesome top flow style cooler. Today we will be reviewing the Shadow Rock LP, which is also a top flow cooler, but on a smaller scale.
be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Closer Look:
The Shadow Rock LP fills a niche that most other coolers can't fill, figuratively and literally. The aim of the Shadow Rock LP is to offer a cooling solution geared towards the HTPC (Home Theater PC) or small form factor PC market where space can be very limited. Typically, these small computers are not thrashed like a gaming computer, so while they may not produce as much heat, you can still have a lot of hardware crammed into a small space. So the Shadow Rock LP is designed to fit in those small spaces and still deliver the necessary cooling. Using the silence-optimized Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan, you can be sure that the cooling will be handled in the quietest terms possible. Inside the box you will find the cooler...
And along with the cooler you find the hardware box and the Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan. Everything is packed nice and secure to ensure that you will receive your cooler in top condition. The hardware kit includes the base plate and fasteners for the latest sockets from AMD and Intel. There are also two fan clips. While many coolers have the option of using two fans, this cooler is small enough that you can only use the single included fan.
So now it is time to take a look at the cooler in more detail. Click below for a video review of the Shadow Rock LP cooler, then check out the Specifications, Features & Testing page to see how well the Shadow Rock LP can handle the heat.