Monday, October 26th 2009

Scythe Announces New Entry-level Versions of Katana 3 CPU Cooler

Scythe Group is announcing two new entry-level versions of Katana 3 CPU Cooler. Both new models are offered at a lower price, and are equipped with dedicated mounting bracket and thermal grease. Katana 3 "Type A" (SCKTN-3000A) is compatible to AMD socket 754, 939, 940, AM2(+), AM3 whereas "Type I" (SCKTN-3000I) is compatible to Intel socket 775, 1156 and 1366.

Katana 3 TYPE A & I CPU Cooler is equipped with a genuine Scythe 92 mm fan which supports the PWM feature for flexible fan control by motherboard. Fan speed can be adjusted between 300 to 2,500 rpm which provides airflow of 12 to 95 m³/h respectively 6.7 to 55.55 CFM. By adopting the S.P.S. (Slant Pipe Structure), generated airflow is furthermore effectively used to cool various components such as RAM, Chipset as well as Voltage Regulators.

By adopting the Fast-Phase Structure, the additional fin structure on the Katana 3 TYPE A & I CPU Cooler base is used to improve the heat dissipation. Supplied clips allow users to mount Katana 3 CPU TYPE A & I CPU Cooler within a few minutes without removing the motherboard. Improved slide Push-Pin mounting brackets can be used for socket 775, 1156 as well as 1366 with just a single socket clip.

Katana 3 "Type A" (SCKTN-3000A) as well as "Type I" (SCKTN-3000I) are available for 14,75 EUR (MSRP,exc. VAT) or 28.00 USD (MSRP,exc. TAX).
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7 Comments on Scythe Announces New Entry-level Versions of Katana 3 CPU Cooler

#1
Static~Charge
I like the fact that these coolers were designed to provide cooling for the voltage regulators. Too many vertical coolers give little or no thought to this requirement.

A bolt-through kit for the Type I model would be nice. I don't trust push-pins to maintain a good grip on the motherboard. Plus, they tend to warp the hell out of the board.
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#2
LittleLizard
any info on the weight.

if they dont weight much i may order one from USA
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vaiopup
by: LittleLizard
any info on the weight.

if they dont weight much i may order one from USA
Weight is in the linkys ;)
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
screw VRM's, that would work really well to cool ram :D
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#5
vagxtr
Scythe announce it few mont later, why? This cooler is available for 3 month at least and old Katana 2 is nowhere available for at least mont more.
Doesnt really like it cause they sell it at the same price with 92mm cooler (instead 100mm) that rotates at higher rpm and they went to that easier mounting clips which in fact is more hassle than the old ones which screw into base
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vagxtr
by: btarunr
Katana 3 "Type A" (SCKTN-3000A) as well as "Type I" (SCKTN-3000I) are available for 14,75 EUR (MSRP,exc. VAT) or 28.00 USD (MSRP,exc. TAX).
Oh oh i get it .... they now make it in two flavors AMD and Intel one so you cant excange platforms, and wait it cost exactly the same as old Katana 3 or even Katana 2 (which was indeed something). Crude way of making money tbh :wtf:

Ad wait they only announce it on eu site :mad: (that cubersome, not really customer oriented like their usa site)
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#7
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Holy cow thats an ugly cooler Batman.
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