Scythe Kabuto 3 4

Scythe Kabuto 3 Review

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Scythe's Kabuto 3 comes in a box that measures in at roughly 14.3 cm long, 16.3 cm wide, and 20.1 cm high. On the front, you will find an image of a samurai on horseback with the product name and a list of supported sockets. Moving on, the left side lists the cooler's various features, from its top-flow design to GlideStream 120 PWM fan, among others. Finally, the back lists all the warranty information, which basically boils down to telling you that this cooler's warranty is two years long.

On the right side are the Kabuto 3's specifications in various languages and technical drawings which detail the cooler's and fan's dimensions, and the top has a large image of the Kabuto 3 itself.


Scythe's Kabuto 3 comes packaged in a thin layer of cardboard inside the box. To be blunt, the amount of protection for the product is pretty much non existent. I would have liked to see some foam or a bit more space around the product for protection during shipping.

The Kabuto 3 requires very little to install. Other than the heatsink and fan, Scythe only had to include an AMD mounting clip, two Intel mounting clips, a couple screws, fan clips, and a few miscellaneous items. The design uses the AMD mounting hardware included with every motherboard and uses push pins for Intel. As such, it's easy to use and pretty bare-bones.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 2x Screws
  • 2x Fan clips
  • 2x Intel mounting clips
  • 1x AMD mounting clip
  • 1x Packet of thermal grease
  • 1x Instruction book
  • 1x Crossbar
  • 1x 120 mm fan
  • 1x Heatsink
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