After we open the box we are left with 2 brackets, 4 different screws, thermal paste and a speed adjustable FAN with the rheostat mounted on a PCI bracket.
The Samurai is made out of 100% copper and has good overall finishing. Unlike the previous Kamakaze heatsink which featured round pins like the Alpha PAL, we know see a series of copper fins with small V cuts to increase the cooling surface.
The base of the heatsink is quite flat, and only shows small signs of machine lapping, unfortunately lapping this heatsink is no easy task, as the sides of the fan mounting bracket are sticking out on the sides, which make it impossible to lap the heatsink using the classic method (placing it on a flat surface and moving it around in circles). Luckily the finishing is of the base is quite good and by using the included thermal paste any imperfections will be hardly noticeable.
The fan mounting bracket comes high polished and really makes the whole HSF shiny
As mentioned on the previous page, the Samurai comes pre-installed with this 80mm fan which sucks air through the fins, this none-classical way of removing heat can also be seen in the popular Alpha heatsinks and when used with the correct heatsink is proven to be very effective.
So let’s get this heatsink installed shall we?