Scythe Announces Mine 2 CPU Cooler
Japanese cooling specialist Scythe hereby officially announces the launch the new high-end CPU Cooler Mine 2. The Mine 2 CPU Cooler is based on a twin cooler Layout. Eight copper heatpipes transport heat to two generously dimensioned cooling blocks. By placing the fan in between the 2 heatsink towers, intake as well as exhale airflows are optimized to provide high performance. Furthermore, the lower part of the installed fan is designed to cool the devices around the CPU socket, such as voltage regulators and RAM. The structure of the heat sink makes it possible to use a total of up to three fans by purchasing separately sold fan clips. In this manner, the air flow and thus the cooling capacity of the Mine 2 will be significantly increased by using the push / pull principle.
By default, the Mine 2 will be delivered with a centrally placed, adjustable 140 mm Slip Stream PWM & VR fan. Although the fan supports the PWM feature, the user can manually adjust the PWM bandwidth between 470 to 1,370 rpm and 740 to 1,900 rpm. Despite the changed bandwidth, the fan is still controlled by the PWM signal from the motherboard, allowing an individual but also dynamic fan control. Alternatively it is possible to disable the PWM function. Instead the fan can be controlled manually in a range of 500 to 1,700 rpm. This gives every user the option to optimize the Mine 2 CPU cooler for performance or low noise according to own preferences.
For safe and stable attachment to the motherboard, the new F.M.S.B.3 (Super Flip Mount Backplate 3) mounting system is used. Due to the improved design of the backplate, Mine 2 CPU is compatible with all current sockets, including the new LGA1155.
Scythe Mine 2 will be available worldwide from early February 2011 for 50.50 Euro (Excl. VAT).
- Model Name: Mine 2 CPU Cooler
- Model No.: SCMN-2000
- Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Socket T / LGA775
Dimensions: 130x 143 x 160 mm / 5.12 x 5.63 x 6.30 in
- Weight Included Fan: 1,150 g / 40.57 oz.
- Accessory: Back-Plate, Mounting Screws, Metal Assembly Clips, Pair of Fan Clips, Thermal Grease, Rubber, Installation Guide
- Model Name: Slip Stream 140 PWM & V.R.
- Model No. SM1425SL12HPVS
- Fan Dimensions 140 x 140 x 25 mm / 5.51 x 5.51 x 0.98 in
- Fan Speed
PWM Max. Band 650 (
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First up this, OCZ -- if you sell a 120 GB drive, people exect to get 120GB and not 115 GB, you can dwel down into the "Windows uses Binary capacity measurements 1024MiB = 1GiB" discussion, but it remains somewhat shady advertising. When you sell a 120 GB SSD, get 115 GB and then a Windows format puts it at 107GB ... that's a lot of loss we think.
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BTW we expect many SSD vendors to deal with these concerns, let's wait and see how they address this.
Oh and questions to the ODMs arises here .. if things get worse and you have to compensate for life expectancy, volume size and performance, why make the transition to 25nm NAND flash anyway ?
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