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Scythe Andy vs Scythe Zipang

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Scythe Andy:

The Scythe Andy Samurai Master has been a common guest in our lab for about one year and was the first high-end top blower available. While this cooler does not reach the performance of Scythe's Mugen, we prefer top blowers because they better balance performance with mainboard temperatures.

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The six 6-mm heatpipes are nickel plated, while the base is not. The base is mirror finished. Oxidation will not be such a problem if the cooler is only mounted once. Due to the construction of the slopes of the heatpipes they raise compatibility issues with some boards, so please always check the compatibility lists from Scythe here.

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The fan is a 120x120x25mm fan which runs at 1200RPM +/- 10%. Our sample raun a bit faster close to 1400RPM, but Scythe promised us to increase QA to keep the fan within the specifiction. The fan is rated with 25db(A) which is 4db(A) higher compared to the Zipang fan.

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Of course, you will also find any mounting options for all sockets available and some thermal grease. As usual, the grease is not high-end, so replace it with something better if needed.

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Last modified on 31 May 2011
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