Thursday, March 29th 2018

Scythe Presents the Choten Top-Flow CPU Cooler with 120 mm in Height

The Japanese cooling expert Scythe extends its product portfolio by a new Top-Flow CPU Cooler model. The new Choten CPU Cooler is able to effectively cool the CPU as well as the surrounding components thanks to the Top-Flow design by pushing the air towards the motherboard. This air circulation has a positive effect on system stability and life span of the components. Great performance along with unrestricted compatibility to high-end memory modules have been among the key factors when designing the Choten. This has been achieved by applying the asymmetric heatsink design combined with high precision manufacturing and high quality materials. The Choten CPU Cooler is bundled with the Scythe Kaze Flex 120 PWM fan and assures an easy fit into the majority of PC chassis thanks to a total height of only 120 millimeters.

Scythe Choten utilizes a total of four high-quality 6 mm copper heatpipes which are connecting the solid copper-baseplate with the fin-stack. The copper parts, such as the baseplate and heatpipes are covered by a layer of nickel, which prevents corrosion and improves the quality further. Aligning the aluminium heatsink parallel to the baseplate has the advantage that the airflow of the attached fan is guided toward the mainboard. In result, all the components surrounding the CPU socket are able to benefit from this air circulation. Outstanding memory module compatibility is achieved thanks to the asymmetric heatsink design as well as the big clearance between the heatsink and the motherboard.
The Choten CPU cooler is bundled with an axial fan from Scythe's high quality Kaze Flex 120 PWM series. This model covers a wide PWM fan speed range starting at 300 RPM and going up until 1.200 RPM. Users are able to adjust the fan speed curve according to their requirements using the motherboards fan controller. The supplied fan model delivers steady airflow from 28,2 to 86,93 m³/h at low noise levels from 4 to maximum 24,9 dBA. The Kaze Flex 120 PWM fan series features a long lifespan of 120.000 hours (MTTF) and quiet running thanks to the high-quality Sealed Precision FDB. The fan frame is fitted with rubber shock absorbers in the corners of the fan to prevent the transfer of any vibration.

With the goal to meet the requirements of the majority of users, especially those building their first PC, a simple and fast mounting process is crucial. Scythe's recently developed second revision of the "Easy Clip Mounting System" (E.C.M.S. II) is used to achieve that goal. The Choten CPU Cooler comes with pre-installed clips for Intel sockets, which are based on the easy-to-mount Push-Pin clips. The mounting clip for the AMD sockets on the other hand, is utilizing the original AMD retention module on the mainboard. 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, FM2+ and AM4. The product package includes the mounting clips, thermal grease and a multi-lingual installation guide.

The new Scythe Choten with the Model-No. SCCT-1000 is available now with the MSRP at 29,30€ (VAT/Taxes not included).
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14 Comments on Scythe Presents the Choten Top-Flow CPU Cooler with 120 mm in Height

I used [and still do ] the coolermastter Vortex plus and it worked out fine . the thing with it as well as in this cooler I like is that easy mount that uses the same as stock push pin for intel and latch for AMD .

now it comes to price the vortex is like 25 +/- bucks so this would need to be in that ball park [shows here at 30 uk pounds =40 us $ ? ? that's too much, maybe ? I could see 30 usd just don't see if I get 15 bucks worth extra cooler overall ?

even at that knowing what the cheap vortex plus offer and gave here for me [used on AMD and intel builds ] maybe worth it just for the use of that stock mounting and not dealing with a backing plate if or when you had to remove it ..

also the vortex has not interfered with any memory or slots I used so far cooler clears the closest slot and tall memory sinks slid right in with out removing the cooler . should of incli8uded a view of this cooler mounted on a board with memory to see this .

also these type coolers put less stress on the motherboard then tall heavy 'tower'' coolers do
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Really nice, but those pushpins have to go.
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I swear I've had this cooler..made by scythe..
I can't remember what it was called...
Maybe this one is taller...I dunno.
It did a great job..
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~Technological Technocrat~
Thermaltake had something similar back in the day called the 'Big Typhoon' I had one cooling my X2 3800+
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The Exiled Airman
FreedomEclipseThermaltake had something similar back in the day called the 'Big Typhoon' I had one cooling my X2 3800+
The BT was tall
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FreedomEclipseThey also had a smaller version called 'mini typhoon'.

In fact, TPU did review of it
Yup... Mixing up Scythe Kitana and mini typhoon...
Both were fantastic
I'm sure this is a great cooler
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TPU addict
FreedomEclipseThermaltake had something similar back in the day called the 'Big Typhoon' I had one cooling my X2 3800+
I still use one on my 25k, Called the Gemini, Well it uses the Gemini II but i have a Gemini I which if i remember right was for the 775 socket.

EDIT: Oops i am thinking is a Cooler Master :twitch:
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The Exiled Airman
Here are other axial coolers
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I would like them to have something in the compact market with the likes of NH-L9i, Sivlerstone AR05 and AR05, Cryorig C7. Also, bring back the Musashi :D
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It's only a "Top flow cooler" if mounted on a horizontal motherboard. ;)
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natr0nReally nice, but those pushpins have to go.
That's what I was thinking!
FreedomEclipseThey also had a smaller version called 'mini typhoon'. In fact, TPU did review of it
That takes me back. Actually used a few of those. Wasted no time replacing those hideous fans with something much better.
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Reminds me of my socket A cooler... Si-97 I think.... Also had something similar for a 775 build as well... SI-128 I believe... ooohh, found a pic :)

Rather good coolers too... Shame the SI-128 had those rather crappy push pins instead of proper screws and mounts........
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you know I never had issue with the push pins . I guess there crap cheap made junk plastic ones out there , but for me so far so good [maybe I'm lucky or don't hurry the mount ?? ]

I guess if your got a hole in the case to access the cooler back plate them may not be as big a deal if you don't have to pull the board to change the cpu or cooler or whatever ? [why I like the stock mounting coolers I guess ? ]

thing is a lot of guys just buy a fancy freak $$ cooler to cool and just slap it on , but if you take care and time and properly mount a cooler they all seem to work well and as intended .. [ not too tight or loose check cpu lid and coolers cold plate to see if any uneven mating [lapping] , proper paste / amount , tighten down even and all that jazz . can make a difference in satisfactory cooling and so, so cooling even with a cheap or stock cooler .
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