With the Pure Rock, be quiet! has a rather compact tower cooler in its portfolio, which comes combined with a 120 millimeter PWM fan. Apart from that this cooler features a very attractive price tag and it looks like be quiet! is about to increase the heat in the lower mid-range segment for aftermarket coolers.
Today we will be checking out the latest CPU cooler from be quiet!, the Pure Rock, which is on a classic tower cooler design with sleek and slim
design. The heatsink of this particular cooler is medium in size and it comes paired up with four heatpipes as well
as a 120mm PWM fan.
As noted earlier, both the base and the heatpipes on the be quiet! Pure Rock
made from copper while the tower heatsink itself is made from aluminum. It features
four six millimeter heatpipes which are not
in direct contact with the CPU but have been routed through the copper base. Since
be quiet! used quite a slim heatsink, the heatpipes are bent in order to be
spread across two halves of the heatsink. The heatsink fins are made from
aluminum and as we already mentioned the entire be quiet! Pure Rock is rather compact and sleek compared to
for example a twin-tower cooler. Manufacturing quality
is definitely high and we certainly did not expect anything less from
be quiet!. The base does not have a perfect mirror finish but it is still nicely done.
The cooler comes bundled with the be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan - model BQ PUW2-12025_MS. be quiet! did
well in choosing this fan, since it is one of the best fans we have seen in a long
time. There is no noise originating from the bearing and rotation
speeds can be as low as 400 rpm.
||1 x 120 x 25mm PWM
||AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1,
Intel LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, LGA 1366, 2011(V3)
The bundle and the box are quite simple but that does not mean that be quiet
did not do a good job at this point too. Inside the box you will find everything you need to put things in
place and the mounting kit offers great compatibility. The
box is made out of solid cardboard and although it is only protected by a
plastic shroud our sample arrived without a single dent or any damage
whatsoever. The bundled fan is not attached to the heatsink while the rest of the
mounting components are placed in a separate small box on the other side of the
cooler. The bundle includes an installation manual, mounting components, two fan
clips, a 120mm fan and of course the heatsink
itself, Thermal paste is pre-applied.