Scythe Ninja 2 Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 7, 2008
Category: CPU Cooling
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Have you recently been looking for a new cooler for your CPU? Maybe you are just begining the exciting adventure into the overclocking scene or perhaps you're a seasoned overclocker and you are looking for an upgrade. Well with the release of the 45nm processors, many people have been looking for new coolers to keep up with the excessive amount of heat that is given off by these power houses, especially with the ever growing popularity of quad core processors. What ever your reason, you may want to check out the Scythe Ninja 2. When I hear a name like that, I think about how silent ninjas are andI wonder if this cooler will live up to its name. Well instead of just talking about the Scythe Ninja 2, lets take a look at exactly what this thing can do!
When it comes to the looks of the packaging Scythe likes to use, they usea very uncommon and busy package. The front of the box shows a picture of the Ninja 2 Cooler in a fan-less mode. The cooler looks very interesting... There are three heatpipes running down two adjacent sides, which is something that I have not seen yet. The top right hand corner of the package lists the different sockets that the cooler is able to be mounted on top of and there are both AMD and Intel sockets. There is a 5% improved temperature in fan less mode and a 15% improved temperature with the fan installed over the old Scythe Ninja cooler. There is a badge on the right hand side of the package that lets you know that the cooler supports Quad Core processors. The bottom of the package is where you are going to see the Scythe Ninja 2 CPU Cooler logo, it again, like the rest of the package, is very busy and grabs your attention. The back of the package is where you are going to find all of the warranty information that you are going to need to know about the cooler if you need to replace it either inside or outside of Japan. On another side is where you are going to be able to find all of the specifications of the cooler.
When you open up the package, you are going to see that Scythe included their own 120mm fan for you to mount on the Scythe Ninja 2 cooler. You will also see the Ninja 2 itself and a white box containing the necessary accessories. They include the three different socket mounting clips, LGA775, AMD 754/939/940/AM2 and Intel 478, a pair of mounting clips for you to mount the fan to the cooler and four small screws so you are able to mount the clip of your choice. Scythe also decided to include a little bit of thermal compound for you just incase you are out or don't have any.
Well now we know what the packaging for the Scythe Ninja 2 looks like and what comes inside of the package. Now it's time to take an even closer look at the cooler itself, see exactly how the cooler is made and what makes it stand out from other coolers on the market.