Thursday, January 27th 2011

Scythe Announces Universal Retention Kit 3

Scythe Corporation, a renowned cooling manufacturer, today announced the release of its third version of the Universal Retention Kit. This enhanced version comes with several improvements and wide multi-socket compatibility for both AMD and Intel sockets. The list of compatible sockets contains Intel Socket T / LGA775, LGA1156 LGA1366 and the brand-new socket LGA1155. It furthermore supports the AMD Sockets 754, 939, AM2, AM2+, AM3 and 940. Universal Retention Kit 3 is once again based on a backplate mounting system and allows firm contact pressure as well as secure mounting of even big and heavy CPU Coolers.

Commonly supplied retention bracket of AMD Mainboards are made of plastic which has a downside of giving risk of breaking when using with an on-market High-End CPU Cooler. This problem doesn’t accrue with the supplied retention bracket of the Universal Retention Kit 3 which is made of solid steel and thereby provides the necessary sturdiness even for big High-End CPU Coolers. For Intel architecture this kit allows pushpin mounting to be converted to backplate mounting, thereby providing high mechanical stability hence also providing the necessary sturdiness even for big High-End CPU Coolers with a pushpin solution. In order to ease the detachment process of Push-Pins, a convenient Push-Pin Removal Tool is supplied along in the accessory.

Scythe Universal Retention Kit 3 can be further used in case of loss of mounting brackets, as well as a replacement backplate for your Scythe “Flip Mount Super Backplate” mounted Coolers. Universal Retention Kit 3 (Model No. SCURK-3000) is available for 9.95 EUR (excluding VAT).

Product Details
  • Model Name and Model No.: Universal Retention Kit 3 (SCURK-3000)
  • Compatible Sockets:Intel: Socket T / LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366
  • AMD: Socket 754, 939, AM2, AM2+, AM3, 940
  • Accessory: Universal Backplate (Metal), Retention Bracket (Metal), Wrench, Mounting Screws, Manual (multilingual), Push-Pin Removal Tool
  • Dimensions: 3.62 x 5.71 x 1.42 inch / 92 x 145x 36 mm
  • Weight: 6.52 oz / 185 g
For more information, visit the product page.
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6 Comments on Scythe Announces Universal Retention Kit 3

#1
ice_v
what about am3+ compatibility? :rolleyes:
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#2
pantherx12
by: ice_v
what about am3+ compatibility? :rolleyes:
I'm guessing am3+ will be same deal as am3 am2+ etc so why even bother writing the + I say :laugh:
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#3
bear jesus
"Commonly supplied retention bracket of AMD Mainboards are made of plastic which has a downside of giving risk of breaking when using with an on-market High-End CPU Cooler"

I'm surprised scythe brings this up now, where was their metal retention bracket when i had a scythe full copper ninja with two fans weighing about 1.3kg total hanging on to the two little plastic tabs on the AM2 retention bracket?

Damn you scythe :slap::laugh:
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
Awesome, I love their stuff, IMO they make some of the best and most interesting low profile stuff.
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#5
Sinzia
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Awesome, I love their stuff, IMO they make some of the best and most interesting low profile stuff.
You really cant go wrong with stuff from them, I adore the thin 120 fans they make, you can sqeeze a fan into a space you'd never think of fitting a fan.
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#6
smartidiot89
So this retention kit will work with basically any cooler if I get it right?:wtf:
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