Scythe Ninja 5 Review 17

Scythe Ninja 5 Review

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The behemoth that is Scythe's Ninja 5 comes in a small box when you take the cooler's size into account, measuring in at just 17.7 cm long, 21.5 cm wide, and 23.4 cm tall with the flap. A quick look at the front shows a simplified graphic of a ninja in the name along with a photo of the cooler. Socket compatibility is also shown on the front and includes LGA 2066 and AM4. The left side details the specifications for the heatsink and fans.

Warranty information is detailed on the back of the box in various languages, while the right side details the Ninja 5's features, including its H.P.M.S III (hyper precision mounting system III), high memory compatibility, etc.

Finally, the top of the box simply shows a close-up of the cooler's top plate and product name.


Opening the box, you will be greeted by another smaller box that contains the mounting hardware. Below it, the heatsink is encased in foam with the fans placed on either side in cardboard compartments. Overall, the packaging is vivid with its red and black coloring, but otherwise sparse in regards to protection. That is to say that while the heatsink is well protected, the fans don't see much love.

When it comes to the mounting hardware, Scythe uses a very simple design, which is good considering it works quite well. All the hardware necessary for every socket is included; that is, except for a backplate for AMD since Scythe repurposes the standard AMD backplate.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Spacers
  • 4x Bolt nuts
  • 4x Fan clips
  • 4x Stud nuts
  • 4x Screws for AMD
  • 2x Mounting plates
  • 2x 120 mm fans
  • 1x Y-cable
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x LGA775 spacer
  • 1x Tube of thermal paste
  • 1x Heatsink
  • 1x Screwdriver
  • 1x Installation manual
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