AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper made quite a splash in the industry with its massive core count and a server-class TDP. Building a system based on such a processor seems alluring to a creative professional because of multi-tasking performance, but a loud air cooling system, or necessity to go liquid could be a turnoff. Thankfully, be quiet! has a solution.

Be Quiet!’s Dark Rock Pro TR4 mega-cooler (or should I say hypercooler?) has a massive aluminum base (no copper, sorry), seven heat pipes, two large fans, and loads of fins. The cooler is rated for 240 W, so it can support all the existing AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors as well as the upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2 CPUs. Keep in mind that TR II’s 250 W TDP is a very conservative range and in most cases, these chips will dissipate much less).

Although high-end desktops are not meant to be silent, be quiet!’s Dark Rock Pro TR4 is here to prove otherwise: it is possible to wed performance and silence without using a liquid cooling system.

Be quiet! says that the Dark Rock Pro TR4 will be available in the coming weeks at around the same price point as the regular one, so think about ~$90 with a screwdriver included.

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  • wonderbread2 - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Awwww ally base not Copper or plated? No liquid metal then :(
  • violetoctagon - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    it’s nickel plated copper so it should probably be fine
  • TheWereCat - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Nickel plated copper is fine. I asked this the BeQuiet! support and they confirmed it.
  • piroroadkill - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    If the base really is nickel-plated copper (as one would hope it should be!!) then why on earth does this article suggest it's made of aluminium? Poor journalism.
  • B3an - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    Poor journalism is what AT does recently, just look at the Intel 28 core "5GHz" article.
  • eastcoast_pete - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Any words on weight for this beast? I suspect they went all-aluminum mostly to keep the weight under at least some control.
  • HStewart - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Maybe it just this picture - these fans look so huge they cool a house.
  • eastcoast_pete - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Okay, not really answering my own question about weight, but this thing is huge. I found that this image from their website puts the size into some perspective - look at that MoBo being dwarfed by the heatsink:

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