be quiet! Pure Rock SLIM
Small coolers - Deadly Silent
We test and review the be quiet! Pure Rock SLIM CPU Cooler. The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is small, agile and intended for 'smaller' builds. Small or not, it is deadly silent but still packs enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it's not an easy job for this one.
You know, there really aren't any bad performing coolers being produced anymore. For every segment and budget you can find something you need. The market stabilized and within the entire range and scope of heatpipe based coolers there's a certain comfort zone with a corresponding product available. As a result, most of the coolers available on the market are all adequate at the very least. There are always exceptions to this, there's a handful of manufacturers out there that offer the really interesting stuff, the kit and gear that really stand out from the cooling crowd, the hardware you and me crave and need so badly... that is in the enthusiast domain of gaming hardware. And that's where we need to make a stop at Be Quiet! as they tick boxes man!
The Pure Rock SLIM has a relatively small design yet offers reasonable cooling capacity (for a nice price as well), making it ideal for use in space-saving but powerful desktop systems and home theatre PCs (HTPCs).
Have a peek at the model tested below; with a small footprint and decent looks, this is one of the more silent (air based) coolers we have ever tested, even with a Core i7 4790K that we'll throw at it.
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