Page 4 - Conclusion
With the FX lineup released for be quiet!'s 20th anniversary, I think the be quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX fits in well as an improvement on stock cooling options while also adding a bit of eye candy. In a physical stance, the Pure Rock 2 FX is a pretty decent cooler. It is given the full-black finish that integrates well into any build, while its material composition is as expected for a budget cooler. Its asymmetrical build also ensures we do not run into memory clearance issues. The inclusion of the Light Wings 120mm PWM high-speed fan is quite good, with a tasteful amount of RGB that looks like an upgrade from the Pure Rock 2 Black in the visual department. Installing the Pure Rock 2 FX is generally straightforward, although it could have been simplified with an affixed plate on the cooler and a more robust backplate. When it comes to performance, the be quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX shows its more economical nature with average but sufficient cooling capabilities on my Intel Core i5-12600K. It keeps our tested system cool enough to maintain its maximum boost frequencies, but it also gets warmer than its competition. On the other hand, this cooler maintains a pretty quiet output, even under full load, which really lives up to the name of the brand. While this probably contributed to its warmer temperatures, I think the be quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX is still a solid cooler all around. During the anniversary sale, this will be available for $40, which is a $13 discount from its regular MSRP. At either price point, the be quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX is a compatible and capable cooler that does not break the bank while staying silent as a stone.
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APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 6.7/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
be quiet!'s Pure Rock 2 FX is a quiet but performant cooler that offers extra ARGB LED lighting on the fan.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results