Top positive review
A silent cooler, worth the install pain.
November 12, 2017
Built my new Z370 rig with the Dark Rock 3 for my Core i7 8700K and so far, so good! Temps at idle are in the 28C-30C range at stock clock speeds with load temps running in the upper 70s, and no fan noise that I could discern. This cooler is amazingly quiet, as advertised. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for the tricky install, but many videos out in Youtube Land provided good tips on alternate ways in snapping it onto the mobo. As a caveat, the cooler fan will cover the first DIMM slot on the Asus ROG Strix Z370-F, with about 1 mm of separation between it and my Gskill Trident Z stick in Slot 2. A close shave, but should be no concern with low-profile memory. For the bling factor, the Dark Rock 3's a beauty. Be Quiet! has the best looking coolers in the market IMHO.