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be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 [Review]

October 5, 2013 in Cooling, CPU, Gaming, Intel, Overclocking, PC, Review, Uncategorized



  • PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W
  • MB: Gigabyte z77 UD5
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K @4.4 base - turbo 4.6 3/4 cores active – speed step enabled
  • GPU: Galaxy GTX 465 underclocked with fan locked at minimum
  • Testing was done with case cover removed


Cooling and Noise levels


Previous testing got me a couple of  negative comments from colleagues as to the Ambient room temps when testing (too cold), thus temperatures were kept to a blustery ~72º F and to give an idea about what is happening, as it pertains to the overclock, a ~2.5m video was made demonstrating the effects of a dynamic overclock using turbo and dynamic voltage.

To qualify this (it does not cost performance in most cases) a rank of 31 globally 4x CPU is held by this CPU using this process.

Stress testing with IBT set to standard with a baseline idle db testing; IBT db testing, IBT sound map (entire test) with a video of the run following.

Boot, 3D Mark Vantage and PCMark 7 tested with sound graph results and temperatures for the two benchmarks are shown.

Packaging, contents and specifications
A closer look at design

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