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Solved! Dark Rock Pro 4 with Ryzen 9 3900X.

Terabyte 11

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I'm working on selecting parts for my Ryzen 9 3900X build. I'm thinking of using the be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 as my cooler and I just want to make sure it's good for this build.

I'm not overclocking anything so I'm guessing air cooling is fine. I was wondering if anybody has used this cooler on other builds to tell me their thoughts on it's quality and any other info they might have. I'm somewhat concerned about it's sheer size interfering with my RAM, so if anyone knows what kind of clearance it has for the RAM that would be great to know. I'm probably going to be using the Gigabyte Aorus Elite as my motherboard and Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM. Also is it actually as quiet as it's name implies or is that just marketing?

Thanks everybody for the help.
 

ClockHound

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The DRP4 has ample clearance (40mm) for normal ram like the LPX. I know... 32mm is the new low profile. I remember when 18mm was low profile... but inflationary times.

It performs as well as most any 240mm AIO while being much quieter. Here's the only DRP4 on 3900X review I've found: https://www.windowscentral.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-review

The Noctua D15 (now available in all black) has an easier to install mounting system and a 6 year warranty vs 3 years from Be!Q. Both are great coolers.

I've used both the D15 and DRP4, but not on a 3900x builds. That will change soon tho...
 
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ClockHound

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The DRP4 has ample clearance (40mm) for normal ram like the LPX. I know... 32mm is the new low profile. I remember when 18mm was low profile... but inflationary times.

It performs as well as most any 240mm AIO while being much quieter. Here's the only DRP4 on 3900X review I've found: https://www.windowscentral.com/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-review

The Noctua D15 (now available in all black) has an easier to install mounting system and a 6 year warranty vs 3 years from Be!Q. Both are great coolers.

I've used both the D15 and DRP4, but not on a 3900x builds. That will change soon tho...
 
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I'm not overclocking anything so I'm guessing air cooling is fine. I was wondering if anybody has used this cooler on other builds to tell me their thoughts on it's quality and any other info they might have. I'm somewhat concerned about it's sheer size interfering with my RAM, so if anyone knows what kind of clearance it has for the RAM that would be great to know. I'm probably going to be using the Gigabyte Aorus Elite as my motherboard and Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM. Also is it actually as quiet as it's name implies or is that just marketing?
You might want to start with a few reviews if you want to compare its noise (and fit) compared to other products.

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

Many sites have done a full review on it, so plenty to choose from.
 
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Seba

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Both be quiet! and Noctua have "cooler motherboard compatibility" lists on their websites.
 

charlietee

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I have the bequiet Dark Rock TF top down cooler. Amazing build quality. I have the fans set a 100% and it is barely audible. The Silent Wing's 135m/m fans are dead quiet. Have to stick you head right on top of the cooler to hear it. The mounting for the TF is very easy compared some others I have installed.

The Noctua's are the King Of The Hill as far as air cooling. And now that they have come out with the cromax.black series and unless you are into RGB they look absolutely killer. Best of the best for sure. Top notch build quality, arguably the best fans in the business, support and customer service that is legendary.
 
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snooptrader

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I’m running DRP4 Dark Rock Pro 4 with a Ryzen 3950X. Temperatures seem stable at 50 celcius (ambient is 28 to 30 celcius) and heavy loads 65 celcius. Caveat is I’m running 2 Noctua AF 14 fans which are much louder. I got the Bequiet accessory as I was using a Purebase 500 case and I needed to ensure a fit, both in cooler and rams. D15 is a beast but I was worried of ram clearance as well as case clearance.
 

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