Friday, October 24th 2008

Scythe Introduces Kama Angle CPU Cooler

Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces its newest CPU-Cooler. Together with Quietpc.com, there was a product developed which uses a unique design to fit everybodys’ needs. The special angular shape of the cooler allows to optimize the airflow through a PC system by utilizing the PSU and rear case fans. For perfect compatibility and flexibility, Kama Angle can be mounted in four different directions.

Scythe supplies Kama Angle with a new ultra silent SlipStream-fan, which uses PWM. The PWM-technology allows a temperature-dependent regulation of fan speed directly controlled by mainboard BIOS and is supported by lots of motherboards available on the market. The supplied fan can be mounted in three different ways to supply optimal airflow inside the case.

Kama Angle is compatible with all current sockets. Mounting accessory for Intel Socket 478 and LGA 775 is supplied as well as for AMD Socket 754, 939, AM2 and AM2+. Scythe uses materials of highest quality. The baseplate consists of nickle plated copper to avoid corrosion of the used material.

Specifications:

Model Number: SCANG-1000

Compatibility:

Intel:
Socket 478 All Speeds
Socket T / LGA 775 All Speeds

AMD:
Socket 754 All Speeds
Socket 939 All Speeds
Socket AM2 All Speeds
Socket AM2+ All Speeds

Measurements (W x D x H): 123 x 123 x 160 mm / 4.84 x 4.84 x 6.30 in

Fan-Measurements (W x D x H): 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 in

Fan Speed: 324 ~ 1,200 rpm ±10%

Fan Noise Level: 6,4 ~ 24 dBA

Air Flow: 14.43 ~ 68.54 CFM = 24.52 ~ 116.45 m³/h

Baseplate-Material: Nickle-plated copper

Weight: 640 g (Heatsink) + 115 g (Fan) = 20.66 oz + 3.71 oz (fan)

MSRP: US$ 49.80 ; 29.90€ excl. VAT

For more information, please visit the product page.
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27 Comments on Scythe Introduces Kama Angle CPU Cooler

#1
ascstinger
looks like they chopped a ninja in half

wonder if the new slipstream does better than the old (12?) blades
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#2
jbunch07
I've always wondered if nickle plating the copper like they did has any affects on the performance?
At any rate looks like a nice cooler.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: jbunch07
I've always wondered if nickle plating the copper like they did has any affects on the performance?
At any rate looks like a nice cooler.
Prevents copper oxidation, preserving its heat dissipation properties to an extant.
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#4
jbunch07
by: btarunr
Prevents copper oxidisation, preserving its heat dissipation properties to an extant.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, I guess it's a win/loose kind of deal.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it but when I First saw it, I thought it was a damn nifty idea of an NB/SB setup.
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#6
eidairaman1
by: jbunch07
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, I guess it's a win/loose kind of deal.
lmao, win loose?

win lose

for me, i wonder how this cooler will perform compared to the other major players, i mean it looks like it will fit just about any Motherboard since it appears to have a smaller foot print.
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#7
TheGuruStud
There's no way that airflow can be good. I would imagine all kinds of turbulence.
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#8
OnBoard
Looks cool and different, points for that. I would have placed the outer pipes closer to the corner, but maybe they have tested it to be better that way.
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
I dont really see the point of the shape,surely a flat block shaped cooler is better for airflow?
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#10
jbunch07
by: eidairaman1
lmao, win loose?

win lose

for me, i wonder how this cooler will perform compared to the other major players, i mean it looks like it will fit just about any Motherboard since it appears to have a smaller foot print.
Ha oops :o It was early in the AM when I posted that, I was tired.

Well with a $50 price tag I would hope its performance is with in range of its competition.
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#11
nflesher87
Staff
I'm liking the possibility of 3 fans mounted at once :)
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#12
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
My cooler fan blows directly through the HS and right into my rear exhaust fan. I am not sure how the 45 degree angle would improve airflow in my case.

It seems that placing it such that one side is parallel with the exhaust fan and the other pointing upward toward the PSU would basically split the heat between the two thus increasing the amount of heat entering the PSU, while not taking full advantage of the rear exhaust fan. It would also blow more heat upward at my rear mounted HDDs. That does not seem like a good idea to me.

Perhaps I am just not clear on the benefits here.
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#13
lemonadesoda
Not clever

It's not a clever design. If they want MORE COOLING AREA, then just make a square fin block deeper. That way you have the same surface area of fins WITHOUT the airspill from that big gap in the "triangle area".

Very poor design IMO. Not designed by anyone who has the slightest understanding of fluid dynamics.

Since there is a "dead wind" area behind the centre of the fan, then IF you wanted to have a "V" shape cooler, the "V" should be the other way round! LOL.

F=====
F====
F===
F====
F=====

F is the fan, = are the fins. Greater air velocity at the edges of the fan, less at the centre, therefore to maximise cooling ability, more fin needed on outside edges. Otherwise the "fast air" cooling opportunity is being wasted.

The scythe designer should "fall on sword", or should that be, fall on scythe. LOL :laugh:
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#14
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
The other problem that I can see is that the outer edge of the V shape is not within the airflow of the fan. Are they depending on adequate case cooling to remove the heat that is moved to this area of the HS ?

While I am not sure that the designers should "fall on sword", this seems more like a marketting gimmick for an average cooler and not an extreme solution for OC'ers.
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#15
tkpenalty
Following up the last two posts, about its design flaws, the base is MUCH too thick for the heatpipes and fin array to be effective.
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Taken from its packaging:





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#17
eidairaman1
the packaging explains it, but i honestly dont think the PSU should be transferring anymore heat than its own, i know in the past it does that but it needs to beable to stay cool to provide the proper power especially under overclocking load.
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#18
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: nflesher87
I'm liking the possibility of 3 fans mounted at once :)
Seems like uber-kill with that many fans, lol xD
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#19
lemonadesoda
by: btarunr
Taken from its packaging:




OMG, they really ARE idiots!

FIRST PICTURE IN QUOTE: You cant have three fans all blowing in at the same time "spilling" out the top triangle gap. That's ridiculous. All that fan pressure fighting against each other


SECOND PICTURE IN QUOTE: Air or fluid doesnt "cross" like traffic at a cross roads! OH MY GOODNESS
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#20
lemonadesoda
Scythe have really taken a HUGE KNOCK in my estimation after that packinging "scientific explanation"!.
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: lemonadesoda
OMG, they really ARE idiots!

FIRST PICTURE IN QUOTE: You cant have three fans all blowing in at the same time "spilling" out the top triangle gap. That's ridiculous. All that fan pressure fighting against each other
Umm..those orange arrows aren't depicting air-flow direction, but that the fans fit in each of those planes.

by: lemonadesoda
SECOND PICTURE IN QUOTE: Air or fluid doesnt "cross" like traffic at a cross roads! OH MY GOODNESS
+1
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#22
lemonadesoda
by: btarunr
Umm..those orange arrows aren't depicting air-flow direction, but that the fans fit in each of those planes.
Please look carefully at how those fans are orientated! Look at the plastic shrouds and the "fan" orientation.

THEY ARE showing mounting direction AND airflow direction.

FAIL
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: lemonadesoda
Please look carefully at how those fans are orientated! Look at the plastic shrouds and the "fan" orientation.
I know, but its just for illustrative purposes, to show that as many as three fans can be fitted. They're not prescribing an orientation of the fans' blades/direction of the flow, etc.
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#24
lemonadesoda
You are trying too hard to defend them btarunr. What gives?

If THEY cant mount the fans to illustrate a way that MIGHT work, why expect the consumer to be able to see they did it wrong and find another approach?

The typical naiive consumerist will just copy the picture for extra zomg leetness. And fail.

PS. Once the hole is dug, stop digging ;):toast:
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#25
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: lemonadesoda
You are trying too hard to defend them btarunr. What gives?

If THEY cant mount the fans to illustrate a way that MIGHT work, why expect the consumer to be able to see they did it wrong and find another approach?

The typical naiive consumerist will just copy the picture for extra zomg leetness. And fail.

PS. Once the hole is dug, stop digging ;):toast:
I'm not defending them. Just pointing that I guess you're misinterpreting the the picture. Oh, and as for the naive consumerist, there's an instruction manual/leaflet provided (assuming it has more details about the proper use of the cooler, than what we're discussing about.)
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