Monday, March 16th 2015

Scythe Announces the Kodati Rev. B CPU Cooler with AM1 Support

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces a new revision of its Kodati CPU Cooler. Scythe is one of the first manufacturers to announce a special solution to the market for the socket AM1 (FS1b). Users have finally the chance to exchange the stock AM1 CPU cooler against the much more powerful Kodati Rev. B. The new revision furthermore inherits the socket support to the common sockets from AMD and Intel, which is very typical for Scythe products.

Scythe Kodati CPU Cooler aims specifically at the HTPC and Mini-ITX market, where size and weight is crucial. Thanks to its total heights of mere 34 millimeters and weight of 180 grams, Kodati Rev. B CPU cooler is able to fit to basically every compact system. This has been achieved by implementing the Stealth Fan Mounting Structure (S.F.M.S), where the pre-installed fan is located between the aluminum fin-structure and copper-baseplate. Fast heat dissipation is assured thanks to the two copper-heatpipes with 6 mm thickness. Users are able to control the supplied 80 mm fan in the range between 800 and 3.300 RPM thanks to the PWM support. The airflow varies between 10,2 and 42,2 m3/h (6,0~24,82 CFM), depending on the fan speed. The specified noise level during operation starts at inaudible 8,2 dBA and goes up to merely audible 32.5 dBA.
The socket compatibility list features AM1(FS1b), AM2+, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+ from AMD as well as sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA 1155 and LGA1156 from Intel. Scythe utilizes the Easy Installation with Screw (E.I.S) mounting system for Kodati Rev. B, which allows easy and solid screw-based mounting without the need of back-plates. All mounting clips as well as thermal grease and a manual are supplied with the Kodati CPU Cooler.

Scythe Kodati Rev. B (Model No. SCKDT-1100) CPU Cooler is available as of today. Suggested retail price is set at 19.70 EUR (excl. Taxes).

For more information, visit the product page.
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21 Comments on Scythe Announces the Kodati Rev. B CPU Cooler with AM1 Support

#1
lZKoce
Sweet proposition for Mini ITX. About 24 Euro for this bugger is pretty maneagable. I hope I can lay my hands on this one. Provided local guys have it in stock.
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#2
Uplink10
This is a good idea: dissipate heat at the source.
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#3
Jorge
Most AM1 users do not need more cooling but at least it's nice to have a super quiet option for those who desire it.
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#4
BUCK NASTY
F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust
Jorge, post: 3254678, member: 127546"
Most AM1 users do not need more cooling but at least it's nice to have a super quiet option for those who desire it.
Agreed. I also hate the look of the stock AM1 cooler. We finally have an option.
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
Wouldn't the fan bearings get really hot shortening the life span ?. And if it's sucking hot air it going be even worse and a pain to clean.
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#6
theonedub
habe fidem
BUCK NASTY, post: 3254683, member: 41716"
Agreed. I also hate the look of the stock AM1 cooler. We finally have an option.
The stock cooler looks awful- it isn't noisy though which is surprising. Scythe, take my money!
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'd rather have a shorter copper cooler with maybe a little bigger fan on it compared to the stock cooler.
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#8
Caring1
AsRock, post: 3254724, member: 40310"
Wouldn't the fan bearings get really hot shortening the life span ?. And if it's sucking hot air it going be even worse and a pain to clean.
I suppose if your case allows it with sufficient space, you could mount the fan on top of the cooler. That would allow easier access for cleaning, otherwise I agree, it would be a pain to clean the fan if it is mounted underneath.
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#9
lZKoce
AsRock, post: 3254724, member: 40310"
Wouldn't the fan bearings get really hot shortening the life span ?. And if it's sucking hot air it going be even worse and a pain to clean.
Scythe have had this design before and it works pretty well to say the least. I don't think the life span of the fan would be shortened that much. Even if it is, it's not that much of a PITA to swap it with the next one IMO.
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#10
GreiverBlade
just when i am planing a AM1 HTPC build .... ooh boy ...


now the main question is: "will it be available where i live ..." :roll:
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#11
MikeMurphy
Good price for a niche product with no competition.
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#14
red_stapler
Jorge, post: 3254678, member: 127546"
Most AM1 users do not need more cooling but at least it's nice to have a super quiet option for those who desire it.
That's totally true, but it seems like the rest of the components could benefit from the bigger fan on this cooler.
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#15
cheetahkid
I just ordered Gelid's Slim Silence AM1 cooler which is cheaper and expose fan. If it just look Scythe is a better one and no, not tested yet to find out which one is quiet one.
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#16
Caring1
Gelid Slim Silence AM1: Noise Level (dBA):15 - 27.2
Skythe Kodati Rev. B: Noise Level (dBA):8.2 - 32.5
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#17
MikeMurphy
I actually wonder if this thing even needs a fan...
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#18
Thefumigator
Since I got my AM1 two months ago, I heard the fan spinning twice or so, otherwise I just can't seem to notice any fan in there... Athlon 5350 here.
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#19
cheetahkid
Caring1, post: 3256264, member: 153156"
Gelid Slim Silence AM1: Noise Level (dBA):15 - 27.2
Skythe Kodati Rev. B: Noise Level (dBA):8.2 - 32.5
thank, think Gelid Slim Silence AM1 would be my choice reason is this heatsink can go to 65W but maximum on AM1 cpu is 35W (let me know if I'm wrong). Plus I don't mine but I rather go for cheaper one like this one perhaps full passive.
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#20
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Uplink10, post: 3254669, member: 154252"
This is a good idea: dissipate heat at the source.
thats the firts thing i saw...
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