Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Review 21

Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Review

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Scythe uses a relatively small black box that does feature a bit of color with the top of the box showing off the cooler's base and heat pipes. Turning it over to look at the front, you will find a color image of the entire cooler, supported sockets, and the fact that it uses a Kaze Flex 120 mm slim PWM fan. Flip it around again, this time to the left side, and you will find the warranty information with Scythe stating that the cooler is be covered for two years.

Turning the box again, this time to the back, takes us to the specifications of the cooler with all the typical information you would expect, such as weight, dimensions, fan RPM, supported sockets, etc. To go with those specifications are mechanical drawing with the listed dimensions of the heatsink and its fan. Finally, the right side has a paragraph talking about the cooler's compatibility with Mini-ITX and other SFF systems. It also mentions a few of the Kaze Flex 120 mm fan's specifications, such as the 100,000-hour lifespan and rubber shock absorbing pads.


After opening the box, I was greeted by cardboard packaging and the mounting hardware placed on top, with the cooler itself sitting just below.

Everything needed for pretty much every modern socket is included, and thanks to a fairly universal design, the number of parts is quite low, making things a bit simpler.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x AMD backplate screws
  • 4x Plastic spacers
  • 4x Bolt nuts
  • 4x Fan screws
  • 4x LGA2011/2066 stud nuts
  • 2x AMD mounting arms
  • 2x Intel mounting arms
  • 1x 120 mm x 17 mm fan
  • 1x Intel backplate
  • 1x Tube of thermal paste
  • 1x LGA775 rubber spacer
  • 1x Install manual
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