be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler | Perfect for your HTPC!

What’s goin on guys, Jerry Neutron here and today we’re gonna take a look at a new CPU cooler from be quiet!. This is Shadow Rock LP, a low profile cooler made for HTPC’s and other small form factor builds.

Taking the cooler out of the box the first thing you’ll notice is the ultra compact design measuring just 134x122x50.4mm.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

It has 48 aluminum fins and 4 6mm copper heat pipes to help cool the CPU. In typical be quiet! fashion the cooler maintains a premium look with this nice aluminum brushed cover over the heatpipes and fins.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

The cooler includes a 120mm Pure Wings 2 PWM fan which is much more enjoyable than the stock Intel fan from a noise standpoint.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

It comes with all of the required hardware, instructions and pre-applied thermal paste. There’s also small cutouts on each side for tightening the cooler down during installation however I do wish they were just a little bit bigger.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

Regarding the installation, this cooler is compatible with pretty much all current sockets so that includes LGA 1150/1155 and 2011 as well as AM3+ and FM2+ on the AMD side. However its only rated for 130W TDP so don’t go sticking this on your overclocked Haswell-E or FX-9590 because it’s not built for that.

I decided to install this in my HTPC which is running a Pentium G3258 and the process was pretty straight forward however installing the cooler as pictured in the instructions made for a tight fit. The cooler not only covers the RAM slots but the 24-pin and USB 3.0 connectors as well. I’m not sure if you can tell but it does make slight contact with my USB 3.0 cable but not enough to keep it out of socket.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

I’d probably recommend installing this without the motherboard in the case that way you can experiment with the orientation of the cooler and run it the way that makes the most sense for your setup.

But once it was in I fired up Prime95 and ran a Blend test on my CPU which is overclocked to 4.2GHz at 1.2V for about 20min. and the maximum temps I saw were 73C. Compared to the stock Intel cooler which was hitting up to 78C this was a nice improvement. The CPU also idles at about 36C with the be quiet! cooler.

Throughout the entire process fan noise was tolerable as well so if you’re considering a silent build I would have no problems recommending this.

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP

I honestly wasn’t expecting to see such a large difference in temps but I guess this CPU cooler is pretty overkill for a G3258. Not that that’s a bad thing…

Anyway, let me know which you guys think down in the comments below. Links and deals are in the description as always. Don’t forget to like this video if you’ve found it helpful or entertaining, subscribe for more similar content and until next time…see ya!

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP


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