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Scythe Ashura

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  1. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    Platinum and HD64G say thanks.
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    it would appear the Genesis Black does better under overclocking loads especially in the wprime chart,
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    I wonder how much better it would perform with a second fan.
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    Yes it does perform better but keep in mind the Genesis is $80 vs The Scythe at $49 The Genesis needs fans $12-40 depending on user preference so roughly $90-120 vs $48 for a 2c difference on Haswell. Scythe wins in this regard as it can also utilize a second fan. This model just doesn't include one.
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    well i am looking for a unit that doesnt block the ram slots let alone pci e slots for an amd build with potential overclocking room. i mean sheesh 90c ouch.
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    Remember it is Haswell my chips are not delidded so its a retail CPU with no modifications. and it hit 90C in an FPU aka Prime 95 / Occt / IBT test which a user will never experience. The AIDA64 Test is a more accurate full load CPU test as it loads the FPU / Memory / CPU / Cache etc thats a more typical user load scenario.
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    just looking for best performance possible without blocking slots since ill be using an 8core and eventually overclocking it
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    AMD branded RAM in an Intel system? BLASPHEMY!

    Joking aside, looks to be a decent performing cooler, and great review as always.
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    tomshardware did genesis and ashura review too.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-heat-sink-haswell,3554-11.html

    yes, genesis is better but it's very pricey with $80 heatsink and $45 Prolimatech fans.
    14cm HSF will always block the first slot pcie (if the first slot is very close to the DIMM slot) and you need at least CM 690-wide case.

    I also notice that many good motherboard would place PCIe 1x in the first slot, many people won't use 1x slot.
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    Nice review and timid cooler for price and size. Skythe has retained their fame of their nice products.
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    I've just ordered this cooler for my new processor :)
    Looks promising! ;)
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    Can this cooler fit into my Fractal Design Define Mini?
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    Thanks a lot for this great review, you almost convinced me to buy it ! But one question: Which thermal paste did you use for this review ?
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    Hi, I would like to ask if 190 mm wide case is enough to fit in the cooler, or do I need wider one? - I have Zalman Z3 Plus.
    Thx.
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    Use google for research on this

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