Scythe ASHURA CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2013-04-17

Japanese cooling giant Scythe has become a very popular brand amongst cooling enthusiasts. Their Mugen series coolers were a great balance between superior thermal dissipation and price. However these particular tower coolers were pretty humongous in design. Times evolve and installation issues with new enclosures and especially compatibility when installing heatspreader equipped RAMs, needed to be addressed. The noise generated also remains a critical factor when buying an aftermarket CPU cooler. Scythe's latest Ashura CPU cooler is on paper the perfect harmony off a high end tower cooler, with a slanted heatpipe design, cooled down by a powerful and silent 140mm fan.

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Memory Compatibility

We already spotted Thermalright's solution, the slanted/asymmetrical heatpipes, to enhance RAM compatibility. Scythe uses a similar looking concept to displace the tower and fan from the centre of the CPU. A brilliant idea that will be adopted by many more aftermarket cooling manufacturers.

 

 

  

 

We tested the cooler's RAM compatibility on both the socket 1155 and S2011. No installation problems were encountered.

 

 

 

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