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Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Review

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Introduction


Formed in 2002, Scythe has been around for a while. Since then, they have quickly expanded, becoming a well-known manufacturer of PC-cooling products. With unique coolers, fans, and accessories in their product portfolio, it is not surprising that they have garnered a dedicated following. Their firm commitment to quality likely has something to do with that too. If you were into water cooling before it was cool, you likely remember their beloved Gentle Typhoon fans that were an enthusiast favorite and helped push Scythe into the minds of PC gamers the world over. Add to that their push to constantly update their current designs and you have a company that, while not flashy, has created a niche market for themselves.


In today's review, I look at Scythe's Shuriken 3. This latest low-profile offering backs a lot of performance in a small space. At just 69 mm tall, it should fit in even the tightest of cases. To manage that they paired the heatsink with a Kaze Flex 120 mm slim PWM fan. To improve memory compatibility, the Shuriken 3 has a cut out for memory along with an offset, which should keep it clear of other components. So without further delay, let's see what Scythe has to offer with their latest release.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Scythe
MODEL:Big Shuriken 3
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (fins)
Copper (heat pipes)
Dimensions: 122 mm x 122 mm x 69 mm (including fan)
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 5 pcs
Weight: 475 g (w/fan)
FAN:Model: Kaze Flex 120 Slim
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 17 mm
Fan Speed: 300 - 1800 RPM
Fan Airflow: 8.28 - 50.79
Fan Noise: 2.7 - 30.4 dBA
FEATURES:Compact design with a height of just 69 mm
Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120 mm Kaze Flex fan
Offset with cut-out for memory clearance
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$44.99/€52.85
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