Monday, February 7th 2011

Scythe Announces Mine 2 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling specialist Scythe hereby officially announces the launch the new high-end CPU Cooler Mine 2. The Mine 2 CPU Cooler is based on a twin cooler Layout. Eight copper heatpipes transport heat to two generously dimensioned cooling blocks. By placing the fan in between the 2 heatsink towers, intake as well as exhale airflows are optimized to provide high performance. Furthermore, the lower part of the installed fan is designed to cool the devices around the CPU socket, such as voltage regulators and RAM. The structure of the heat sink makes it possible to use a total of up to three fans by purchasing separately sold fan clips. In this manner, the air flow and thus the cooling capacity of the Mine 2 will be significantly increased by using the push / pull principle.

By default, the Mine 2 will be delivered with a centrally placed, adjustable 140 mm Slip Stream PWM & VR fan. Although the fan supports the PWM feature, the user can manually adjust the PWM bandwidth between 470 to 1,370 rpm and 740 to 1,900 rpm. Despite the changed bandwidth, the fan is still controlled by the PWM signal from the motherboard, allowing an individual but also dynamic fan control. Alternatively it is possible to disable the PWM function. Instead the fan can be controlled manually in a range of 500 to 1,700 rpm. This gives every user the option to optimize the Mine 2 CPU cooler for performance or low noise according to own preferences.

For safe and stable attachment to the motherboard, the new F.M.S.B.3 (Super Flip Mount Backplate 3) mounting system is used. Due to the improved design of the backplate, Mine 2 CPU is compatible with all current sockets, including the new LGA1155.

Scythe Mine 2 will be available worldwide from early February 2011 for 50.50 Euro (Excl. VAT).

Product Details
  • Model Name: Mine 2 CPU Cooler
  • Model No.: SCMN-2000
  • Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
  • Compatibility:
  • Intel:
    Sockel T / LGA775
    Sockel LGA1155
    Sockel LGA1156
    Sockel LGA1366
    AMD:
    Sockel AM2
    Sockel AM2+
    Sockel AM3
  • Dimensions: 130x 143 x 160 mm / 5.12 x 5.63 x 6.30 in
  • Weight Included Fan: 1,150 g / 40.57 oz.
  • Accessory: Back-Plate, Mounting Screws, Metal Assembly Clips, Pair of Fan Clips, Thermal Grease, Rubber, Installation Guide
Fan-Specifications:
  • Model Name: Slip Stream 140 PWM & V.R.
  • Model No. SM1425SL12HPVS
  • Fan Dimensions 140 x 140 x 25 mm / 5.51 x 5.51 x 0.98 in
  • Fan Speed
  • PWM Max. Band 650 (±250) ~ 1,700 rpm (±10%)
    PWM Min. Band 500 (±250) ~ 1,200 rpm (±10%)
    V.R. Band 500 (±250) ~ 1,700 rpm (±10%)
  • Noise Level
  • Max. Band 12.4 ~ 36.4 dBA
    Min. Band 9.6 ~ 23.2 dBA
    V.R. Band 9.6 ~ 36.4 dBA
  • Air Flow
  • Max. Band 35.36 ~ 92.4 CFM = 60 ~ 157 m³/h
    Min. Band 27.2 ~ 65.2 CFM = 46.2 ~ 111 m³/h
    V.R. Band 27.2 ~ 92.4 CFM = 46.2 ~ 157 m³/h
  • Input Power 4.2 W
  • Input Current: 0.35 A
  • Voltage Range 12 V
For more information, visit the product page.
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27 Comments on Scythe Announces Mine 2 CPU Cooler

#1
RejZoR
Insane heatpipe count :D Sure they are U shaped but damn, look at them :D
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#2
JATownes
Looks like I have just found the replacement for my beloved Scythe Mugen II. This truly looks like a winner, as long as they have simplified the mounting system. :toast:
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#3
Mistral
I see they've made provisions for those wishing to add two more fans to it... :wtf:
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#5
RejZoR
What's best is the price. 50 EUR for a this big cooler. Not bad.
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#6
OneCool
Shouldn't these things be getting smaller? :shadedshu
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#7
jpierce55
Lets just hope it works as good as it looks like it should.
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#8
Arrakis+9
by: OneCool
Shouldn't these things be getting smaller? :shadedshu
we're still in the apex of "bigger is better" with the current materials & technology on hand
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#9
Ozpa
"holy fu*kin shit" were the first words that came into my mind when I saw this.
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#10
lemode
by: Ozpa
"holy fu*kin shit" were the first words that came into my mind when I saw this.
same...ha
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#11
halfwaythere
Lets hope it delivers. It looks awesome.

The fan is great also but two of them would've been better. :)
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#12
Zubasa
Lets see how this stacks against the Silver Arrow and the D14.
I was just considering one of these twin tower heat sinks, I guess I should wait and see.
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#13
bear jesus
I look forward to the reviews although my hopes are not too high due to the stacking of the heat pipes.
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#14
Nailezs
wow. thats big. we seem to be seeing more and more of these twin-cooler type heat sinks coming out. i am a little worried about the weight of these new coolers though
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#15
Sasqui
by: bear jesus
I look forward to the reviews although my hopes are not too high due to the stacking of the heat pipes.
Thankfully, the base is made of copper (nickle plated), so there's a good chance it'll make a difference.

If you go to the product page link, there are a few review links. I can't get to any of them from work at the moment :(
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#16
melkhior
Holy shit :laugh:

Can't wait for reviews. Also I want to see with 3 Gentle Typhoons :laugh:
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#18
bear jesus
by: Sasqui
Thankfully, the base is made of copper (nickle plated), so there's a good chance it'll make a difference.

If you go to the product page link, there are a few review links. I can't get to any of them from work at the moment :(
The review links work for me although are Greek and German so time to use google translate :D

*edit*
According to those two reviews the prolimatech megahalems and noctua NH-D14 both beat the mine 2.

Review 1
Review 2
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#19
Benetanegia
by: bear jesus
The review links work for me although are Greek and German so time to use google translate :D

*edit*
According to those two reviews the prolimatech megahalems and noctua NH-D14 both beat the mine 2.

Review 1
Review 2
Yeah at a much higher price. I think Mine 2 has the same purpose as Mine 1, offering similar performance to high-end coolers for quite a lower price (almost half of the Noctua...).
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#20
bear jesus
by: Benetanegia
Yeah at a much higher price. I think Mine 2 has the same purpose as Mine 1, offering similar performance to high-end coolers for quite a lower price (almost half of the Noctua...).
Very true, i never thought to look at the price as the D14 is around £60 here and the article says the mine 2 will be 50 euros excluding vat (20% here) so it should be cheaper.

Although i wonder how the mine 2 does against the be quiet dark rock pro (about £50).
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#22
[H]@RD5TUFF
Price is awesome, if performance is good, I will get one!
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#24
stupido
What I don't find on many heat sink reviews is the comparison on price/performance... or how much a degree Celsius costs.

for example: measure the difference in Celsius between low & idle and divide that with the price... :D
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#25
TurdFergasun
would be nice to strap 3 pk3 noiseblockers on there and see what it's capable of.
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