Saturday, August 30th 2008

Scythe Musashi VGA Cooler Spotted in Japanese Stores

Japanese PC cooling specialist, Scythe released the "Musashi" SCVMS-1000 VGA cooler spotted at a Japanese store. This double-fan aluminum cooler suits all popular card designs although the GeForce GTX 200 series isn't advertised.

The cooler consists of an aluminum fin arrays of unequal sizes through which pass four nickel-plated copper heatpipes, two in opposite direction of the other two. The GPU contact block from which those pipes project out itself isn't in the center. On one the other side of the fin arrays are two 100 mm, 12 mm thick PWN controlled fans which have individual speed controls provided by two knobs on an expansion bracket. These regulate the speeds of the fans between 800 and 2500 rpm (combined noise level 12.5 dB to 29.22 dB depending on the fans' rpm).


Source: ASCII.jp
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57 Comments on Scythe Musashi VGA Cooler Spotted in Japanese Stores

#1
PP Mguire
The GTX200 series isnt advertised either.
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#2
btarunr
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by: PP Mguire
The GTX200 series isnt advertised either.
True that, for a moment I forgot that even existed.
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#3
Alv
The Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 are advertised in the box (first picture)
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#4
pagalms
:eek::eek::eek: I want this thing!!! :eek::eek::eek:
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#5
anticlutch
by: pagalms
:eek::eek::eek: I want this thing!!! :eek::eek::eek:
Anyone with a 4870 NEEDS this thing, or any other type of aftermarket cooler for that matter... high 70C-low 80C idle is ridiculous :shadedshu

I hope this thing isn't too pricey... I'll be getting one as soon as I can find a place that sells it :P
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#6
Selene
oh nice, my old BFG FX5950UTs fans are starting to make noise, this would be a good replacement i think.
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#7
OnBoard
Holy mother of a heatsink! I want it too, although it would be a total overkill to cool my little 8800GT :D Price might be a lot, but that should have the compatibility and power for every single card in few years :) (wohoo 1000th post!)

edit: any idea on weight? Probably too much for my liking.

edit2: seems to have a whole lot of heatsinks with it:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ldqq_scythe-musashi_tech
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#8
trt740
i like it but it is fugly
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#9
PP Mguire
No point in this really when you have that heatsink from Thermalright.
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#10
OnBoard
"In sale scythe musashi will appear during April. The recommended price is not more than 30 Euro."

Well not quite april now, so the price might be off as much, but if it is 30€ I'll buy it even if I don't need it :)
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#11
trt740
by: PP Mguire
No point in this really when you have that heatsink from Thermalright.
I would say for anything but a 280gtx or a 260gtx it would be fine but the Thermaltake dual orb looks a hell of alot better and does a great job on the 45nm ati cards. So I would get it over this cooler. I'm not sure this will be a big hit.
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#12
pagalms
by: PP Mguire
No point in this really when you have that heatsink from Thermalright.
Yeah, HR-03 pwnz all as well as it's price and availablity in some countries :(
Since S1 doesn't fit to my card, this one, or AC extreme are my only affordable choices. Too bad AC Extreme isn't available here :(
I'll wait for this to come in :)
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#13
ShadowFold
I wonder if stuff in Japan is cheaper than the US or about the same.. Or do they get ripped off like Europe and Australia..
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#14
btarunr
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by: PP Mguire
No point in this really when you have that heatsink from Thermalright.
Applying your logic, why buy a HD 4850 when GTX 280 is around? Think price-bands.

Scythe coolers cool your wallet as well.
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#15
PP Mguire
A DuOrb can be had for 40 bucks here in the US and cools probably better than this. Annnnd dosent look so fugly.
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#16
OnBoard
DuOrb is no where near same performance, it lacs fin area for serious cooling. Accelero TWIN TURBO is more direct competitor for this.
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#17
PP Mguire
I just took a few looks at reviews against the HR-03. Dosent look so good lol. I retract my statement.
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it, them pipes are fat.
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#19
trt740
by: OnBoard
DuOrb is no where near same performance, it lacs fin area for serious cooling. Accelero TWIN TURBO is more direct competitor for this.
your missing the point the dual orb doesn't need to be as good as the thermalright or the AC because not much is needed to cool the new AMD video cards , heck a old vf900 works. A thermalright will kill it but a Dual orb is alot better than a stock cooler on a 4870 or 4850 and will let you overclock the hell out of them. Why buy this cooler when a Dual orb is more than enough and looks better at 34.00. if I had the extra money thermalright would be my choice but for the money the Dual Orb is better on ATI cards when all things are considered..
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#20
PP Mguire
Eh not to be an arse or anything but its DuOrb.
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#21
trt740
by: PP Mguire
Eh not to be an arse or anything but its DuOrb.
um yes short for Dual Orb, as in two fans or orbs, and PP does your Dad only let you drive on the drive on Wednesdays

Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: When did you drive?
Raymond: I drove slow on the driveway when my dad came to Walbrook.
Charlie: Was Dad in the car?
Raymond: Yeah.
Charlie: I'll have to let you drive sometime.
[Raymond grabs the wheel and nearly steers them into an oncoming car]
Charlie: Raymond, you NEVER! NEVER touch the steering wheel when I'm driving. Do you hear me? Do you hear me?


Raymond: Of course I don't have my underwear. I'm definitely not wearing my underwear.
Charlie: I gave you a fresh pair of mine to wear. Where are they?
Raymond: They're in the pocket of my jacket. Here.
Charlie: I don't want them back.
Raymond: These are not boxer shorts. Mine are boxer shorts. These are Hanes 32.
Charlie: Underwear is underwear, Ray.
Raymond: My boxer shorts have my name and it says Raymond.
Charlie: All right, when we pass the store, we'll pick you up a pair of boxer shorts.
Raymond: I get my boxer shorts at K-Mart in Cincinnati.
Charlie: We're not going back to Cincinnati, Ray, so don't even start with that.
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#22
OnBoard
by: trt740
your missing the point the dual orb doesn't need to be as good as the thermalright or the AC because not much is needed to cool the new AMD video cards , heck a old vf900 works. A thermalright will kill it but a Dual orb is alot better than a stock cooler on a 4870 or 4850 and will let you overclock the hell out of them. Why buy this cooler when a Dual orb is more than enough and looks better at 34.00. if I had the extra money thermalright would be my choice but for the money the Dual Orb is better on ATI cards when all things are considered..
Well you have newegg.. Here DuOrb is 39€/$57, Accelero Twin Turbo 28€/$41 and HR-03 PLUS 49€/$72. Now if Scythe Musashi is going to be about the same as Arctic Cooling cooler, then it's hard to compete with just looks. I have a Thermalright CPU cooler, but no way I'd buy that heavy hunk of over priced metal they can a GPU cooler :p

There are also revised stock cooling solutions that cost nothing, no need to buy even a DuOrb :) Or save some and go for the new aluminum fin version DuOrb AX http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/VGAnCHIPnMEM/CL-G0116/cl-g0116.asp
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#23
trt740
by: OnBoard
Well you have newegg.. Here DuOrb is 39€/$57, Accelero Twin Turbo 28€/$41 and HR-03 PLUS 49€/$72. Now is Scythe Musashi is going to be about the same as Arctic Cooling cooler, then it's hard to compeate with just looks.

There are also revised stock cooling solutions that cost nothing, no need to buy even a DuOrb :) I have a Thermalright CPU cooler, but no way I'd buy that heavy hunk of over priced metal they can a GPU cooler :p
then you have never owned one, because the gts are unreal. The accelero is a great cooler but looks like crap and bends to hell and back. The Dual orb has a style about it comes with two fans and a led and is plenty good for any newer AMD card.
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#24
Mboorman
I own 2 4870s and the HR-03 with 92mm fan is the best air cooler for these cards, however it absorbs 4 mobo slots. The Zalman VF-1000 is also a good cooler for overclocking and gaming. The Thermaltake Duorb at idle works fine but after playing COD4 for an hour the card surpassed the stock coolers temps and was without overclocking. The Duorb looks nice (thats why i bought it) but its temps are not that good.
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#25
trt740
by: Mboorman
I own 2 4870s and the HR-03 with 92mm fan is the best air cooler for these cards, however it absorbs 4 mobo slots. The Zalman VF-1000 is also a good cooler for overclocking and gaming. The Thermaltake Duorb at idle works fine but after playing COD4 for an hour the card surpassed the stock coolers temps and was without overclocking. The Duorb looks nice (thats why i bought it) but its temps are not that good.
Okay well I have owned them all and I don't agree but we will see , I do agree the thermalright is better alot better. The orb is on par with the vf1000, so if you like it you should like the orb. I will do a mini review on the Orb and the 4850 very soon here and if it stinks then back it will go. I would have to think it will beat the stock cooler on a 4850 but who know, it did very well on my 3870s
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