Scythe KAMARIKI II 550 Watts Extra Silent PSU Review

Cases & PSU/Power Supplies by SidneyWong @ 2006-05-02

Scythe has come a long way in the last three years in offering PC cooling the quiet way. I still remember the look of the web page first appeared in the summer of 2003. Today, we are taking a look at Scythe?s first power supply entering the U.S. market; KAMARIKI II 550 Watts Extra Silent.

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System Test

System Test:

Lazyman’s Test Setup
Case and Cooling
Chenbro XPider case
- 1x120 mm fan exhaust
- 1x90mm fan intake
CPU AMD Opteron 165 @2.6 Ghz, 1.475vcore
Motherboard DFI LanParty UT Ultra D (2x40mm fan added over PWM)
Memory GSKill PC4400 2x512Mb
  • Geforce 6200
  • Hitachi 160GB SATA HDD
  • Leadtek XP2000 Deluxe
  • XP Pro SP2 + latest updates

  • The Kamariki II went in the case smoothly. I found no issue at all. The cables are flexible enough; they are the best I've seen so far. The mini 4-pin has enough separation (length) from the Molex; it seems customer made for DFI nF4 Ultra board.

    Test Method:

  • MBM5 for system voltage monitor
  • Sears Autoranging Multimeter 82026
  • Load = 2xprime + 3DMark03

    Madshrimps (c)

    Madshrimps (c)

    No, you are not mistaken; I used 3DMark01 on previous page for measuring wattage for consistency in comparison. I use 3D03 for voltage check. I find unnecessary to use the variable resistors to adjust the 12 and 5 volt; as they are in perfect order. I reckon some of you may ask when would I get some high end, high wattage consumption graphics cards that exceed 80 watts (SLI preferably! Making 160 Watts total.) to push the limit. Well, I will not say I will never get this kind of setup just for testing a PSU, but not right now :)
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