Review: be quiet! Shadow Rock SLIM 2

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    This time, we're looking at another be quiet! cooler. Shadow Rock Slim 2 is an improved version of the original Shadow Rock Slim, with an optimized mounting kit for quick and easy installation on all...

    Review: be quiet! Shadow Rock SLIM 2
     
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  2. ColinB

    ColinB New Member

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    I like be quiet! a very good choice for 65w cpus, and a good company to deal with.

    But for 10 Euros more, you can get a slightly shorter cooler (fits more cases), with a whole lot more copper and aluminium, and a second fan! The outstanding Scythe Fuma 2. I notice that Guru3d doesn't include a single Scythe product in their list of comparative coolers, though I'm pretty sure they've reviewed them.

    OK, this is an example of "confirmation bias"! I've owned both......
    The be quiet! is "more elegant" and probably a tad quieter. The Fuma 2 is far better at cooling.
     
  3. hijodeosiris

    hijodeosiris Member Guru

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    Interesting, I have it with a R5 2600 OCed @4.15 (1.369v)- 85W as far as HWinfor provide info about it at 100% use during stress test with CPUid and the only thing I can add is the fact the cooler is somewhat quiet (actually the quietest part of my RIG), althoug RAM clearance is a problem trying to install the fan at the most right part of the cooler, so putting then in the middle and in the left of the cooler still is an option.

    75°-80°C used to be to temps when running cinebench, but had fans to not go over 70% RPM, atm I think is running cooler since I added 2 Artic F12 120mm fans to add more air (my case positioning is quite bad and have little fresh airflow), tbh it adds very little extra noise (noticeable) but helps with temps.

    Quite happy for the price of the cooler, problem will be availability in some countries, always have to keep in mind not everyone have access to the products reviewed and scythe definitely is such a small "niche" brand in so much places.
     
  4. reno_skychaser

    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    CPU cooler results are becoming impossible to read. They should be subdivided into things like single bank, dual bank, and 1x, 2x, 3x fan AIO.
     

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