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53 minutes ago, Shankem831 said:

They are both great choices but the Quiet dark pro is a little quieter. I would personally do the Quiet dark pro because it isnt brown lol.

The NH D15 is offered in an all black version.

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I have a D15, personally. I don't think the Dark Rock was released when I bought it. I'm a bit of a Noctua fanboy at this point though.

 

You won't be disappointed with either. Pick the one that's cheaper and/or you like the look of better. I believe GN did a review of them both as well if you want more info.

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I like Thermalright stuff. I remember when Noctua came out and I saw their first cooler.. it reminded me of a Thermalright cooler, just not as nice 😄

 

I had a D14, it’s performance was ok, not as good as what I had, and it blocked 5 out of 6 dimms iirc. Sold it and haven’t looked back. If they make a D16 or something I’d probably try it out 👍🏻
 

While I am a bit of a fanboy, I do keep an open mind.


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12 hours ago, RusselTheMuscle said:

What about the Deepcool Assassin III?

They are all within margin of error. Dark Rock Pro 4 is bit better than D15 in thermals and noise levels. In some reviews. But mostly they are withing few degrees.


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All the top coolers are within a few c of each other. Who knows your setup might be better than the reviewers and you may get better results, or you may not. It’s best to take reviews with a grain of salt. One reviewer may get good results, the other may not. Grain of salt.


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14 hours ago, RusselTheMuscle said:

What about the Deepcool Assassin III?

I just installed an Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo.  I am not sure of what processor you are trying to cool, so maybe look at that cooler as well?

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On 4/15/2020 at 11:02 AM, LogicalDrm said:

They are all within margin of error. Dark Rock Pro 4 is bit better than D15 in thermals and noise levels. In some reviews. But mostly they are withing few degrees.

The DRP4 is a bit quieter and sometimes outperforms the NH-D15, but it's usually at lighter loads and not by much.

https://pc-gaming.it/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-recensione/#Benchmark

http://game2gether.de/os_hardware/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-test-review/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Vws_JuSxE&t=908s

https://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/kuehlung/46064-be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-und-dark-rock-4-im-doppeltest.html?start=7

https://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/tests/kuehler/be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_4/s05.php

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4/6.html

http://tech-legend.com/reviews/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4/3/

https://tweakers.net/productreview/186747/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4.html

It more often performs about as well as the NH-D15S and sometimes substantially worse than the NH-D15 at higher loads.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_4_review,9.html

https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cooling/135152-deepcool-assassin-iii/?page=2

https://www.eteknix.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-air-cooler-review/

https://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/pc-hardware/cpu-cooling/cpu-air-coolers/8875-be-quiet-dark-rock-4-dark-rock-pro-4-cpu-coolers-review?start=5

https://www.enostech.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-cpu-air-cooler-review/

https://turbofuture.com/computers/Noctua-NH-D15-SE-AM4-vs-be-quiet-Dark-Rock-Pro-4-CPU-Cooler

https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8842/quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-cpu-cooler-review/index6.html

https://youtu.be/u4Yd-P_b4dc?t=87

https://www.hardware-journal.de/testberichte/luft/3401-be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-test?showall=&start=4

https://www.computerbase.de/2019-11/dark-rock-pro-4-test/2/#abschnitt_messergebnisse

https://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/james-dawson/cooler-master-ml240p-mirage-all-in-one-review/5/

https://youtu.be/tw5qR7BeTXA?t=979

https://youtu.be/0fq-oi7p6r4?t=653

 


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