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Scythe Introduces the Kabuto 2 CPU Cooler

Dec 6, 2011
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Still on the East Side
Scythe, the well known Japanese Specialist for high quality Cooling-Components and reliable PC-Accessories, announces today the successor of the famous TOP-Flow-CPU-Cooler Scythe Kabuto, which comes with various improvements. One of the Highlights of the new Cooler is the included fan.

Scythe Kabuto 2 CPU-Cooler comes with perfectly matching Scythe Glide Stream 120 Millimeter fan. It is part of the recently announced new series of fans. Scythe Glide Stream fans are equipped with a redesigned small center hub as well as fan blades. Hence allows the reduction of air resistance and therefore achieving lower operating noise. Furthermore all mounting holes are equipped with special rubber-pads in order to reduce transfer of fan vibrations to the CPU Cooler itself or the whole PC Chassis. To fit into most of the on-market PC Chassis Scythe Kabuto 2 is being kept compact with the dimensions 132 x 140 x 130 millimeters.

New "Reinforcement Bar" assure the stability of the Scythe Kabuto 2 by connecting the coolers base with the fin structure. Similar to the first version, Kabuto 2 is able to supply additional airflow to cool the Chipset, memory, VRMs and other components which are located around the CPU Socket. Furthermore no compromise in quality has been made, providing a nickel-plated all-copper base plate and a total of six copper-heatpipes to assure efficient heat transfer to the aluminum fins.

In addition, the Scythe Kabuto 2 is equipped with the "New Generation Clip System" (N.G.C.S.) which was introduced with the Scythe Katana 4 and was praised by many users. N.G.C.S. makes the installation procedure easier and faster, yet not compromising stability and safety aspects.

List of compatible CPU Sockets features many current and a few older sockets, from both AMD and Intel. It includes the Intel Sockets LGA 2011, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as the AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1.

Scythe Kabuto 2 with the Model-No. SCKBT-2000 is available as of today on the European market with a MSRP of 34,00 € (VAT/Taxes not included).
Jul 5, 2008
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Looks good, should help keep the VRMs cool on X79x but will probably block tall RAM like Vengance.
Aug 2, 2012
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System Name TheDeeGee's PC
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 AERO OC
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Display(s) EIZO CX240
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Power Supply Seasonic P-760
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Keyboard Logitech G710+
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Scrythe Coolers look rly cheap : /

I got a Noctua NH-C14 myself which is the same design with 2x 140MM. And a lot better quality.

I do own a Scythe Kaze Master Pro tho, that on the other hand is a much better product :)
Jun 18, 2010
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Scrythe Coolers look rly cheap : /

I got a Noctua NH-C14 myself which is the same design with 2x 140MM. And a lot better quality.
To be fair, at $34 it is cheap. The Noctua costs an extra $50, so it sure as hell needs to be of a much higher quality.

Edit: Okay, so it's 34 euros...That'll still probably be $34.
Apr 7, 2011
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Cooling Intel AIO
Memory 8x4GB 1866MHz
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Jan 29, 2012
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Processor Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3.7 GHz - NB 3.0 GHz | Xeon E3-1290
Motherboard MSI 970 Gaming | Asus Sabertooth Z77
Cooling TRUE 120 |Deep Cool Assassin
Memory Gskill Ripjaws X - 16GB DDR3 (4x4GB)
Video Card(s) MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III BE OC - 1100/1500
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The next cooler will be called ShurikenHadoukenMushashiHarakiriShinobiRetsuden v3.
Sep 15, 2007
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Processor 4.7 8350 - 4.2 4560K - 4.4 4690K
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Cooling Mugen 2 rev B push/pull - Hyper 212+ push/pull - Hyper 212+
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Software I wish I could kill myself instead of using windows (OSX can suck it too).
I'm still rocking the Mugen 2 rev B that cost 25 bucks. In a push/pull config it's hard to beat even when spending 3 times the money.

Why keep making new crap? Produce the old again.
Jun 27, 2011
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Processor Intel I7 4790k (stock)
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Cooling Prolimatech megahalem
Memory Crucial 2x4gb 1600mhz
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Storage OWC Mercury SSD 240 GB
Display(s) Asus 144hz
Case Raijintek Metis
Power Supply Corsair SF600 600w psu
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
I'm still rocking the Mugen 2 rev B that cost 25 bucks. In a push/pull config it's hard to beat even when spending 3 times the money.

Why keep making new crap? Produce the old again.
New = shiny = sales
Feb 16, 2012
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Processor Intel Core i7 5960X - 4.5 Ghz
Motherboard Asus X99-E WS
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Mouse Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
Keyboard Ducky Shine 1 - MX Brown
Software Windows 10
I'm still rocking the Mugen 2 rev B that cost 25 bucks. In a push/pull config it's hard to beat even when spending 3 times the money.

Why keep making new crap? Produce the old again.
Indeed :) Still have the Scythe Ninja and Scythe Infinity in use to this day.

Awesome coolers.
Sep 19, 2012
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Processor Intel Pentium G3420 [i7-4790K SOON(tm)]
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
Cooling [Corsair H100i]
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Video Card(s) [MSI AMD Radeon R9-290 Gaming]
Storage Seagate 2TB Desktop SSHD / [Samsung 256GB 840 PRO]
Display(s) [BenQ XL2420Z]
Case [Corsair Obsidian 750D]
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Software Windows 8.1 x64 Pro / Linux Mint 15 / SteamOS
Geez, 6 pipes and none of them can directly touch the CPU...