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Sharper Katana is back! Katana 2 CPU Cooler

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  1. Bastieeeh New Member

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    Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the Katana 2 CPU Cooler, the 2nd generation of the former value-for-money CPU Cooler, Katana CPU Cooler, to the market. This version “2” comes with total 3 heatpipes, unique sloping shaped heatsink fins to provide a better performance than the previous model. Installation is much easier than the previous model, and the default fan is the Scythe original “Kaze Jyu 100mm Fan” to maximize the cooling performance yet maintain the high level of silence. Try this improved version of Katana CPU Cooler to fight against your CPU heat!

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    SPECIFICATIONS

    Model Name: Katana 2 CPU Cooler
    Model #: SCKTN-2000
    Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan

    Heatsink Dimensions: 105 x 82 x 149mm (Overall)
    Weight: Ninja 6heat pipes CPU cooler: 535 g

    MSRP:
    32,00 (USD) excl. VAT
    27,95 (EURO) excl. VAT

    Fan:
    Model #: SY1025SL12M
    Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 25mm
    Noise Level: 22.00dBA
    Air Flow: 42.69 CFM
    Speed: 1,500rpm (±10%)
    Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing


    FEATURES

    OFCS – Oval Fin Contact Structure
    Introducing the newly developed OFCS (Oval Fin Contact Structure) achieves the greater contact area between the cooling fins and heatpipes, which make less heat transfer loss. Furthermore, by adopting the sloping fin mounting to reduce the overall volume combined with the ability to extend the airflow to various motherboard components simultaneously while cooling the CPU.

    VFMS - Versatile Fan Mounting System / 100mm Fan
    By adapting the VFMS fan mounting system from one of the Scythe’s popular "Mine CPU Cooler", the default fan (100x100x25mm) can be easily exchanged to another sized fan with 25mm of thickness. (Some fans with non-standard structures may not be mounted properly.)

    4-Way Mounting
    4 way (direction) mounting is available. This allows you to configure the optimized airflow direction inside your chassis without any restrictions.

    Universal Socket Compatibility with AM2
    Katana 2 CPU Cooler is compatible for socket 478/754/939/940/AM2 & LGA775. All in one solution for your PC system.


    Compatibility:

    Intel LGA775 (SocketT) Proessor
    Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3200 Series
    Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3000 Sequence
    Intel Core2 Extreme processor
    Intel Core2 Quad processor
    Intel Core2 Duo processor
    Intel Core Duo Processor

    Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
    Intel Pentium D Processor
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting Hyper-threading Technology

    Intel Celeron D Processor


    Intel Socket478 Processor
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting Hyper-threading Technology
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor

    Intel Celeron D Processor
    Intel Celeron Processor


    AMD SocketAM2 Proessor
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 FX Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor


    AMD Socket940 Proessor
    Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processor
    AMD Opteron Processor


    AMD Socket939 Proessor
    AMD Athlon 64 Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 FX Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor


    AMD Socket754 Proessor
    AMD Athlon 64 Proessor
    AMD Sempron Processor
     
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  2. tkpenalty New Member

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    Thats a good design, blowing heat onto mofsets/northbridge.
     
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    Ya that's a pretty bad idea. Although the Scythe Ninja and Infinity are really great. Perhaps the best air coolers on the market right now.
     
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  4. Bastieeeh New Member

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    It's not about the heat you are blowing at the mosfets/northbridge, it's about moving the air in that tight locations. A small breeze of air even when hot will cool these elements quite efficient. And besides to blow air from the cooler to other parts of the motherboard is not new, so why are you complaining about it now?
     
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    I wouldnt say they are the best air coolers on the market right now. However, I like the slim profile of this cpu cooler. The way the fins are shaped and all that, allows for excellent cooling. Someone needs to bench this and show some results :)
     
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    You're actualy right. The air it blows isn't even that hot/warm (at least that's the case with the Ninja), so it should be OK. But I still think the Ninja & Infinity are better. Until someone proves me wrong, of course. ;)
     
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    it's about price man
    this one is cheaper, its not for hard core overclocker

    hmm but this new one is better than Katana Cu, thats the question??
     
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    Interesting. I like the concept. Can't wait to see some more reviews/comparisons between their existing rage of coolers.
     
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    quite unique design yet still at peak performance..... where actually the fan flow to? exit through the back of casing huh..??
     

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