From the Scythe website:
Scythe Co., Ltd., originally started its business operation in Japan's famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products, ranging from the latest computer parts to the world's most advanced high-tech electric devices.
Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support.
At Scythe, we believe the best ideas for products to simply come through knowing customer needs and expectations. Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too! We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assured that its quality will be up to the "Zero Tolerance" standards!
Scythe came to be in 2002 and has since quickly gained prominence. Now a well-known and respected manufacturer in the PC-cooling industry, they feature a diverse product stack of coolers, fans, and accessories. Thanks in part due to these unique products and a solid commitment to quality, Scythe has earned quite the dedicated following in the DIY PC space.
In fact, there is not a PC enthusiast out there who has not heard of Scythe. Having released many amazing products over the last decade. Scythe is most renowned for products like the Gentle Typhoon and Ultra Kaze fans, with the Gentle Typhoons being a favorite among enthusiasts using custom water-cooling loops. All of their other top quality products certainly helped reinforce their reputation, but even so I think of Gentle Typhoons when I think Scythe. Today, Scythe continues to remain popular as they studiously improve their wide range of products over time.
In this review, I will be looking at Scythe's Kabuto 3. It makes use of a top-flow design that offers cooling for the CPU and any surrounding components. Granted, top-flow designs are not as popular as they once were, but have seen a resurgence in recent years. The Kabuto 3 offers a more compact design than its direct competition, and it will, as such, be interesting to see how it performs.
|Socket Support:||Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366|
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
|Heatsink:||Material: Aluminum (Fins)|
Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 130 mm x 125 mm x 149 mm (w/fan)
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 2pcs / Ø8 mm - 3pcs
Weight: 720 g (w/fan)
|Fans:||Model: GlideStream 120 PWM|
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 300 - 1400 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 12.9 - 79 CFM
Fan Noise: 4 - 28 dBA
Slip Stream 120 mm PWM fan