Review: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)
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CPU Cooler Details:
Metric Value
Brand Be Quiet!
Cooler Name Dark Rock Pro 5 (Quiet)
Fan 1 Name Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Quiet
Fan 2 Name Silent Wings-BQ5 Quiet
Stated dBa 16.3
Number of Heat Pipes 7
Full Size (WxHxD): 136x168x145 mm
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Fan Details for CPU Cooler:
Metric Fan 1 Fan 2
Fan Name Silent Wings 4-BQ5 Quiet Silent Wings-BQ5 Quiet
Fan Location Front Mid
Fan Flow Type Push Mid
CPU Only Fan Yes No
Max RPM 1500 1300
Fan Size (mm) 120 135
Fan Width (mm) 25 25
Manufacture Rated dBa
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 68.7 116.6
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.5 1.8
Number Of Pins 4 5
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 2.40 0.34
Current (A) 0.20 0.28
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

This cooler features a sleek black design that stands out. The signature Be-Quiet fan adds a unique touch, breaking away from the cooler's boxy appearance. Additionally, the top of the cooler boasts a clean design, contributing to a polished and refined look for your setup.

Install Notes:

The Dark Rock Pro 5 marks a notable advancement over its predecessors, featuring a mounting system that aligns with those of most mainstream coolers. This iteration enhances the design by securing the mounting bracket directly to the cooler, a change from the prior generation. Fan installation sees improvements too; the front fan comes pre-attached, ensuring perfect alignment, while the middle fan is designed to slide in from the top, secured by the top mount instead of side brackets. These enhancements significantly improve the cooler's setup and performance compared to the previous generation. Additionally, given the option to change the power speed on the top of the cooler, the middle fan has a 5 pin connector to facilitate this functionality, which forces you to use their connection rather than direct control through the motherboard.

Cooling Performance:

There are two modes to this cooler, the performance mode and the quiet mode. The cooler selected covers the quiet mode of the cooler. Overall, this cooler provides better cooling than the average cooler tested. However, this cooler get's puts to its limits when placed under high loads. With that in mind, if you're looking to place this cooler on a CPU that produces a lot of heat, you may want to consider other options. Check out our temperature graphs to see how the cooler performance on your respective CPU.

Noise Performance:

This cooler maintains a quiet profile relative to the average coolers tested and won't start to make noticeable noise until around 70% fan speed. This offers a significant benefit compared to most coolers if you're looking for a quiet setup.


The Dark Rock Pro 5 represents a significant upgrade with its user-friendly mounting system and improved fan installation, ensuring better alignment and performance. It features a sleek design, enhanced by a signature quiet fan, and offers the ability to adjust power speed directly on the unit. This cooler excels in quiet mode, providing superior cooling under average loads but may reach its limits with high-heat CPUs. Its noise levels remain low up to 70% fan speed, making it ideal for those prioritizing a quiet setup.

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CPU Details:
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Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
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