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Scythe Announces Setsugen 2 VGA Cooler

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The Japanese cooler manufacturer Scythe presents a new graphics card cooler called Setsugen 2. The successor of the popular and award-winning Setsugen 1, improving the well-known basic design and is highly compatible with current graphics cards. Four copper-heatpipes distribute heat generated by the graphics card over the entire surface of the cooler. The direct heat dissipation is achieved by a fanned arrangment of the heatpipes. Thanks to this well-balanced heat distribution, the air flow of the built-in 120 mm Slip Stream Slim fan is used with maximum efficiency despite the small dimensions of the heat sink. Low height of only 33 mm allows easy trouble-free SLI / Crossfire mode.

For the active cooling a Slip Stream 120 mm Slim fan with only 12 mm height is used, which allows a speed control range of 800 (± 20%) to 2,000 rpm (± 10%). Thus an air flow of 19.40 to 45.47 CFM / 32-76 m³/hr is generated. Fan speed is controlled by a rotary potentiometer which is easily accessible via a PCI slot bracket on the back of the PC. This allows the user to find the ideal compromise between performance and noise level (from 19.53 to 33.67 dBA) for his system.



For Setsugen 2 a revised version of the U.M.C.P. (Universal Multi-Platform Compatibility Plate) mounting mechanism is used. Two different mounting-plates in connection with the universal backplate provide not only simple and easy bolt assembly, but also an almost across the board compatibility with standard ATI® and NVIDIA® graphics cards. The compatibly list contains among others the ATI® Radeon® HD 5750 / HD 5770 / HD 5830 / HD 5850 / HD 5870 / HD 6950 / HD 6970 and Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 460 / GTX 465 / GTX 470 graphic crads. (See specifications for full compatibility list) Included with the Setsugen 2 graphics card cooler are several aluminum memory heat sinks and special heat sink for VRAM and voltage regulators. Original Scythe thermal compound and a PCI-Express extension cable are supplied as well.

New Scythe Setsugen 2 VGA Cooler (Model No. SCVSG-2000) is already available for 38.90 EUR (excluding VAT).

Product Details
  • Model Name: Setsugen 2
  • Model No.: SCVSG-2000
  • Compatibility:
    o NVIDIA: Geforce Fx5900 /6600 /6800 /7300 /7600 /7800 / 7900 /8500 /8600 /8800GTS (G92) /8800 GT (G92) 8800 (G80) /9600 GT /9600 GSO /9800 GT /9800 GTX /9800 GTX+ /GTS 250 /GTX 260 /GTX 275 /GTX 280 /GTX 285 /GTX 460 /GTX 465 /GTX 470

    o ATI: 9*** /X*** /X1300 /X1600 /X1650 /X1800 /X1900 /X1950 /HD 2600 /HD 2900XT /HD 3650 /HD 3850 /HD 3870 /HD 4770 /HD 4830 /HD 4850 /HD 4870 /HD 4890 /HD 5750 /HD 5770 /HD 5830 /HD 5850 /HD 5870 /HD6950 / HD6970 (Note: VGA Heatsink compatible with HD 6850/6870,VRAM Heatsink not included)
  • Overall Dimensions: 176 x 33x 139 mm / 6.93 x 5.47 x 1.30 in
  • Weight: 435 g / 15.34 oz.
  • SLI & CF Compatibility: Yes
  • Supplied Fan: Scythe Slip Stream Slim 120 mm (with fan controller)
  • Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 12 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.47 in
  • Fan Speed: 800 (± 30%) ~ 2,000 rpm (± 10%)
  • Noise Level: 19.53 ~ 33.67 dBA
  • Air Flow: 19.40 ~ 45.47 CFM
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Works on the 5770, somebody should have made it 1 year ago, aftermarket 5770 coolers are rare.
 
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So is this finally a good air cooler that will fit on a 2-slot card?

I hope so.
 
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I look forward to some reviews of it soon. :D
 
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Works on the 5770, somebody should have made it 1 year ago, aftermarket 5770 coolers are rare.
Quoted for truth.

I was pretty desperate for a HD 5770 cooler, temps were reaching the 80ºC (in summer) and I was uncomfortable with that, even knowing that temperature is not dangerous. Turns out it was just bad cable management in my chassis. A few modifications cleared that up, now the card doesn't get too hot. This has come a bit late.
 

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I loved the MUSASHI and i bet this ones good too but i hate the fans and with some thicker ones it worked much better. They lok like the same thickness fins to so be VERY careful how you handle it or they be bent as hell before you know it.

I think i'll stick with my MK-13
 
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Pics next to stock cooler would be helpful :)

But I assume it's still big.
 

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Seems that they solved most Setsugen problems with this new version. I had one for my HD4870 but I replaced with an AC Twin Turbo Pro cause I need for doing a CrossfireX.

Now I'm using on my girlfriend computer. She has a HD5770 so I had to bend a bit the heatsink, but it work fine:



What companies should do now is improve the VRM heatsinks. I find stupid that if we want to buy an aftermarket heatsink we must buy a VRM heatsink. I know that if you use the "backplate" of the original heatsink you can cool it, but there are a lot of cards without the backplate...
 
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Scythe USA SCVSG-2000 VGA Cooler

To expensive for using on a 5770 at this point, but I would have liked to see how good you could get one of these cards with that cooler...... as long as the fan is not to loud. I could get this card much faster if I did not mind making the noise as well.