Tuesday, October 11th 2011

Scythe Announces the Big Shuriken 2 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the successor of Big Shuriken CPU Cooler. Big Shuriken 2 had to undergo further development on the heatsink and axial-fan side to provide better even performance and compatibility.

Applied improvements of heatsink are not obvious at first sight because main heatsink structure was inherited from Big Shuriken (1) CPU Cooler. Total amount of copper-heatpipes was increases from four to five pieces. Curved heatpipes are connecting the nickel-plated copper-base with the two upper layers of aluminum fins. Big Shuriken (1) was equipped with a solid heatsink on top of the copper-base which has been removed in the new version.

Consequently socket mounting is no longer achieved by using VTMS mounting mechanism but the F.M.S.B. 4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) using screws and backlpate. Socket compatibility list has been kept long as usual, including latest Intel socket LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as AMD socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1.

New Version is furthermore equipped with a Slip Stream Slim 120 PWM axial-fan with a thickness of only 12 mm allowing the total height of Big Shuriken 2 being only 58 mm. Supplied 120 mm fan supports the PWM feature offering variable fan control between 500 and 2.000 rpm. Depending on fan speed and requirements the supplied fan is able to create airflow from 21 to 78 m³/h respectively from 12,13 to 45,47 CFM.

After the improved Version of Big Shuriken (1) was first displayed at the exhibition CeBIt 2011 it was further modified and is finally available worldwide from now on. Recommended MSRP for Shuriken 2 (SCBSK-2000) in Europe is 30 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX).

For more information, visit the product page.
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17 Comments on Scythe Announces the Big Shuriken 2 CPU Cooler

#1
Animalpak
This on upcoming X79 motherboards looks fantastic !!
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#2
Sinzia
I've used the older one in a few SFF builds... it works good, not great. Damn silent too.
A step above stock cooling, and its one of the few where you don't have to worry about it hitting anything in SFF builds.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Biggest gripe here is those slim 12mm fans dont move a lot of air.

If your tight on space then fair enough. keep the fan, but if not then put something else on there
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
Was wondering when we would see the first x79 coolers! Looks amazing!:toast:
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#5
San_Lex
this device don't support x79 and 2011 socket to
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: San_Lex
this device don't support x79 and 2011 socket to
their one in the same, and given the size of the base it sure looks like it does.
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#7
WarraWarra
by: Animalpak
This on upcoming X79 motherboards looks fantastic !!
+1 Just what I was thinking.
Just a bit concerned about the whole mounting process. Sry did not read up on this mounting process, I presume it is tightened from the bottom of the mboard on the backplane ?

Hopefully they would have a kit / upgrade kit for Socket 2011 + fan upgrade for those that can and wants too. I presume all cooling manufacturers is waiting on the Socket 2011 cpu's release to test and make sure they have working mounting brackets for them.
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#8
bear jesus
This version looks much better, it would probably do great in a HTPC.

But i have to laugh that the most excited messages in this thread are those who were thinking of an unsupported socket, admittedly i'm sure scythe will come out with a suitable mounting kit it's just the excitement towards the only unsupported socket that got me :laugh:
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#9
eidairaman1
by: FreedomEclipse
Biggest gripe here is those slim 12mm fans dont move a lot of air.

If your tight on space then fair enough. keep the fan, but if not then put something else on there
as long as this thing doesnt block ram R2 then it be a nice solution
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#10
micropage7

it has small gap between the ram and hsf so if your case is small you cant change your ram without lifting the hsf
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#12
RejZoR
I've used to have Big Shuriken 1. It's not exactly a high end cooler but if you want to replace noisy stock cooler, it' a great option. It cools slightly better, it's alsmost dead silent and is the lowest profile cooler of them all.
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bear jesus
by: RejZoR
I've used to have Big Shuriken 1. It's not exactly a high end cooler but if you want to replace noisy stock cooler, it' a great option. It cools slightly better, it's alsmost dead silent and is the lowest profile cooler of them all.
Were you using the included fan? or did you try another?

Just curious if it performed much better with a better fan as all the reviews i saw they used the included fan which although relatively quiet was not exactly powerful.
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#14
RejZoR
I've used the slim one that came with the cooler as the fan attachement clips weren't long enough to attach "fat" fan.

The main problem is that heatpipes are not wrapped with fins, but are basically just attached on top of them. And the space between heatpipes is very small and as such it blocks quite some air that would otherwise go nicely between fins.

If you want something that performs slightly better than stock cooler, is just as low and dead silent, then Big Shuriken 2 is for you. If you're looking fr high end stuf, you have to look at something else.
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bear jesus
by: RejZoR
I've used the slim one that came with the cooler as the fan attachement clips weren't long enough to attach "fat" fan.

The main problem is that heatpipes are not wrapped with fins, but are basically just attached on top of them. And the space between heatpipes is very small and as such it blocks quite some air that would otherwise go nicely between fins.

If you want something that performs slightly better than stock cooler, is just as low and dead silent, then Big Shuriken 2 is for you. If you're looking fr high end stuf, you have to look at something else.
I had not considered the fan clips limiting the fan selection, really the main reason i like the shuriken 2 is for my HTPC as there is very limited height in the case, the sock heatsink is about enough but a little improvement while adding to the airflow over the VRM area would be nice.

I think i should take a look at reviews of both and see how much this improves on the first version.
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#16
RejZoR
I think it's a great option for HTPC's. I mean i was using it on Core i7 920 which isn't exactly the coolest CPU (since it's quite high end). So using it on current gen Core i3 or even Core i5 would probably work just fine because they run a bit cooler.
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#17
Thrackan
VERY good they dropped VTMS for this cooler. It's simply impossible to fasten the clips on a tightly packed board and a low, wide cooler like the entire Shuriken family.
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