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Scythe Kabuto 3

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Scythe is looking to slice through the competition like a samurai on horseback with the Kabuto 3. Utilizing a top-flow design that's more compact than similar offerings, it delivers excellent noise levels paired with a good price/performance ratio and simple installation.

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Great Review, I was wondering if you were able to include the CPU's tdp during stress test, you could use something like Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to monitor the chip's tdp in realtime.
 
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Nice ... however, strange how finger print magnet made it to the top list of the negatives instead of the awkward pushpins ... edit: unless mounting hardware is mentioned, yes it is, oh
 
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is there an analysis on putting cpu heatsink air down onto the mobo & vrms?

on the one hand, you'd think it's causing excess heat, on the other it's pushing air off the vrm heatsinks or any of the mobo components
 
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For a while I had Kabuto 2 on my Q9550 - a good cooler if you want to also get some airflow to the VRMs. Replaced that one with a Grand Kama Cross to get some more OC headroom, my Q9550 went 4GHz + on relativ low voltages.

The Kabuto2 I put into my aunts PC ~5 years ago shows no sign of a dying fan, though she isn't using the PC that much.