Thursday, June 16th 2016

Scythe Announces Availability of the Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces today the third version of the famous TOP-Flow-CPU-Cooler Scythe Kabuto. Scythe engineers have revamped the heatsink design as well as the heatsink structure of the Kabuto 3 and incorporated a hybrid heatpipe system. This hybrid system consists of two 6 mm and three 8 mm high-quality copper heatpipes. Compatibility to high-end memory modules has been an important aspect when designing the Kabuto 3, which is a big advantage compared to the predecessor.

Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler has been fitted with a matching Scythe Glide Stream 120 Millimeter fan with the model number SY1225HB12M-CIP. The Glide Stream fan series is equipped with a redesigned small center hub as well as fan blades. Hence allows the reduction of air resistance and therefore lower operating noise. The PWM-enabled 120 mm fan operates in the fan speed range from 300 to 1.400 rpm, offering sufficient airflow from 21.96 to 113.34 m³/h (12.93 ~ 79.0 CFM) at noise levels from 4 to maximum 28.0 dB(A).
Kabuto 3 offers additional airflow to cool the surrounding components such as Chipset, memory, VRMs and other components located around the CPU Socket. Outstanding performance is assured thanks to the hybrid system: Kabuto 3 features three 8 mm high-quality copper heatpipes on the center and two additional with 6 mm diameter on the outside. All five heatpipes are connected with the carefully manufactured copper baseplate to exactly fit the heatpipes, which results in improved heat transfer and an overall better performance. The copper heatpipes and the copper baseplate are nickel-plated in order to avoid corrosion.

Kabuto 3 can be mounted even in compact PC cases thanks to the revamped design, the improved arrangement and shape of the heatpipes. The space between motherboard and heatsink avoids interference and provides excellent compatibility to large memory modules or VRM coolers. Scythe equipped the Kabuto 3 with a mounting system, which allows quick, easy and secure mounting procedure on various sockets. The list of compatible CPU Sockets features the Intel Sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 as well as the AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+.

The new Scythe Kabuto 3 with the Model-No. SCKBT- 3000 is available as of today on the European market with the MSRP of 38.00 € (VAT/Taxes not included).

For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on Scythe Announces Availability of the Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler

#1
natr0n
If you've seen one scythe cooler; you've seen them all.
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#4
RejZoR
"natr0n said:
If you've seen one scythe cooler; you've seen them all.
I had Big Shuriken. Only cooler that was really standing out from their armada of clones. It was super slim, cooler and the fan. One of rare that fit into my tiny systems from 5 years ago.
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#5
blobster21
Got 3 Scythe Kaze Yuni back in the days, all of them died within 1 year.

Same problem on all 3 : poor ball bearing

Never bought their products again since then.
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AsRock
TPU addict
"blobster21 said:
Got 3 Scythe Kaze Yuni back in the days, all of them died within 1 year.

Same problem on all 3 : poor ball bearing

Never bought their products again since then.
To be expected to fail sooner as it's a sleeve type bearing, they run more silent at the cost of life. They normally make a squeaky sound when failing and seize up, some times taking them apart and cleaning them re-lubing the fan will fix it for a while.

But anyways if you want a fan to last go ball bearing not sleeve.
http://www.nmbtc.com/fans/white-papers/fans_ball_vs_sleeve/
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#7
GreiverBlade
"Caring1 said:
Way cooler ;)

nope ...

that one is way cooler :
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#8
Melvis
"biffzinker said:
No socket AM4 support?
Skt AM4 is most likely the same as all the other sockets from AMD at a guess.
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