Scythe Kama Angle Reviewdamian - February 13, 2009
Category: CPU Cooling
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Every enthusiast knows just how important a CPU cooler is. Overclockers alike know that it is one of the most important components to a computer, just as important as the motherboard, processor, and even the power supply. It’s the component that can decide for you just where the future of your CPU lies and just what kind of overclock you can expect. Choosing the correct cooler can make your desired overclock plausible; choosing a low budget cooler will simply get you by at “safe” temperatures. Then there are other coolers meant for looks but have hopes of cooling the CPU quite well, depending on the design that is. This is where the new Scythe Kama Angle CPU Cooler comes into play. The Scythe Kama Angle has a unique "V" shape design that can be mounted in four different ways and the fan is able to be installed in three different locations. Scythe, as always, comes up with some of the most clever CPU coolers and the Kama Angle is no surprise in terms of flexibility and uniqueness.
The packaging of the cooler was cluttered with information on every side of the package. It shares the English language and Japanese language on every side as well. On the front of the package you are able to get a glance of the cooler with the fan pre-installed, and looking at the top left hand corner you will see the “Quad Core Ready” sign. On the top right hand corner you will see the different platforms that the Scythe Kama Angle can be installed on. Under that there are four diagrams, an Airflow Vector diagram, Multi Fan Mount Structure, 4-Way Mounting, and a Wide Range diagram. The right side of the package describes the diagrams more in depth. On the left side of the package you can see the base of the cooler and the copper heatpipes, as well as how the cooler will look once it has its mounting hardware installed. On the back of the package you will see the cooler's warranty policy.
Once you open up the package, the first thing you will see is the included 120mm fan. Once you open the lid that lies beneath the fan you will see the heatsink, as well as the ends of heatpipes.
Along with the fan and cooler you get a box filled with accessories. Inside the cardboard box are four screws, mounting clips for both Intel and AMD, thermal compound, and an installation manual.
Now it's time to inspect the CPU cooler.