Scythe Ashura

Scythe Ashura

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Introduction


From the Scythe website:
Scythe Co., Ltd., originally started its business operation in Japan’s famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products, ranging from the latest computer parts to the world’s most advanced high-tech electric devices.

Sythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support.

At Scythe, we believe the best ideas for products to simply come through knowing customer needs and expectations. Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too! We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assured that its quality will be up to the "Zero Tolerance" standards!


Established in 2002, Scythe soon became a major force in the PC-cooling industry. Offering a diverse product stack that includes CPU coolers, fans, fan controllers, cases and more, it is no surprise they continue to offer top quality products over a decade later. This can be attributed to their company philosophy of knowing a customer's needs and expectations. Scythe simply continues to put out some amazing products, year after year.

The fact that Scythe has been around for over a decade is no surprise. Nearly every PC enthusiast on the planet has heard of Scythe. Their level of renown has been well-earned, with their excellent Gentle Typhoon and Ultra Kaze fans, Mugen and Katana series coolers, and much more. With interesting coolers, exceptional fans, and affordable prices, Scythe has worked hard to earn said reputation. Continuing to experiment, offering new designs to the PC-cooling community, Scythe has firmly embedded itself in the minds of today's PC enthusiasts for many years to come.

In this review, I will focus on Scythe's new Ashura CPU cooler. Rather than a continuation of a previous series, such as the Mugen or Katana coolers, this design is unique and new. Its key feature is the fact that it offers enough room for all DIMM slots on today's mainstream platforms to easily be populated. It may not stand out due to its traditional single tower design, but the additional space does give it a leg up on the competition. With that said, it is now time to find out just what the Ashura CPU cooler is capable of!

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Scythe
MODEL:Ashura
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminum (Fins)
Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 145 x 65 x 161 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 6pcs
Weight: 750 g (Heatsink only)
FANS:Model: Glide Stream 140 PWM
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 500 - 1300 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 37.37 - 97.18 CFM
Fan Noise: 13 - 30 dBA
FEATURES:High Compatibility to various PC case widths
Narrow Fin & Variant Pipe Structure
GlideStream 140 PWM fan
Wide range cooling purposes
Dual fan mount structure
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:Not provided
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