Recently, be quiet! has given its most affordable CPU cooler a successor, which we will take a closer look at in the following article. How much cooler can you get for cheap and it is a good alternative 5 years later?
Packaging and scope of delivery
The box is, as typical for the manufacturer, designed in black and only the orange in the logo and the heatpipes form some contrast. The front and back show the cooler in different views, the sides then provide information about further specifications. The “essential” lettering on the side places the cooler in the budget range of be quiet! on.
The heatsink and the fan are placed inside the box in a small plastic tray and are separated from each other by a thin layer of foam. Guaranteed not the safest way to ship a cooler, but inexpensive. The protection from above is then taken over by several folded cardboard boxes, in which the accessories lie loosely.
This is expected to be manageable and only includes fan brackets and mounting brackets for Intel. AMD mounts come pre-installed from the factory, very handy depending on the system.
Assembly and installation
Attaching the cooler could hardly be easier, thanks to the pre-applied thermal paste, all you have to do for the AM4 socket is hook in the two hooks and flip the clamping levers. For Intel systems, the installation is similar to stock coolers, just push the pins in and you’re done. The whole thing is also available in video form:
Here is the overview of the technical details, everything else can be found on the manufacturer‘s website.
And here is the comparison between Pure Rock Slim and Pure Rock Slim 2:
So the successor has become slightly taller and narrower, weighs minimally more and can dissipate 10 more watts of heat. Probably the most relevant change, however, is the switch from a coldplate to the less expensive direct-touch process.
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 (BK030)
|Zentrallager: 5 Stück lagernd, Lieferung 1-3 Werktage Filiale Wilhelmshaven: 5 Stück lagerndStand: 18.05.21 02:49||22,49 €*Stand: 18.05.21 02:52|
|lagernd: 50+||22,99 €*Stand: 18.05.21 02:08|
|Lieferzeit 3-5 Werktage||22,99 €*Stand: 18.05.21 02:54|