Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/02/2010 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
As always, the packaging -- so that you know what to look for in the stores. Everything is packaged and bundled safely in styrofoam and carton. But let's open the kit up.
Once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit, fans and brackets + back plates that support a wide variety of Intel 775, 1156, 1366 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3 processors. Also a little thermal paste is included. The fan is not preinstalled, but the reason I'm showing the photo above is of course for the fan controller. You can regulate the fan RPM manually from 1900 RPM downward to inaudible. .
The fan design is based on two 800~2200 RPM fans and if you wanted to, you can add a fan for push-pull configuration, unfortunately Scythe only includes one set of fan mount clip-ons. Great design there though huh, let's look at it from the top side and surprise you guys a little.
We test and review the Scythe Ninja 3 CPU cooler. The new organization of the aluminum fins allows, in cooperation with the eight U-shaped copper heatpipes marketed as M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) guarantees high performance. This will get more clear in the photo-shoot though. According to Scythe is that translates into 7 per cent more heat removal compared to a cooler like the previous Ninja. The cooler is equipped with a 120mm-ventilator that can be regulated with the help of an included fan-controller in RPM from 470 to 1900 RPM with noise levels varying from 7 to 37dBA depending on your preference.
Scythe Ninja Plus CPU Cooler
An old chinese wisemen once told me that a problem that plagues today's computers is the heat produced by the CPU. A little while ago when enthusiasts were on the lookout for a high performance cooler, they had to compromise, and that compromise was to be found in the noise department. Performance and silence didn't belong in the same sentence. If people wanted performance, they usually needed to buy a cooler that would either create a mini cyclone in their case, and most probably, sound like a jet airplane getting ready to take off.