Be quiet! has been around long enough, and been producing enough quality products, that most PC enthusiast know of their products. Their Dark Rock and Dark Rock Pro series of coolers have long been among the very best performers in their respective classes, and still lived up to the nom de guerre of the company. Unlike many other well regarded CPU cooler and fan manufacturers, be quiet! regularly release updated and improved versions of their products, showing that they don’t rest on their laurels.
In other reviews, I have stated that my personal air cooler of choice for high-end builds and silence is the Dark Rock Pro (I currently have two of the Dark Rock Pro 3 in use). I’ve never had the opportunity to try out any of their water coolers, power supplies, or cases, but I know that some of the other PC Perspective writers are impressed with those as well.
Given my fondness for be quiet! coolers, I was happy to see a package arrive unexpectedly from them. (Review samples can happen without warning, or if I forget to tell you. – Ed.) There was something a little different with this though, the package was simply too small to be a CPU cooler (or so I thought), but when I opened the package I was greeted by a familiar black, silver, and orange be quiet! box which contained their most recent CPU cooler, the Pure Rock Slim 2.