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Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B or Silverstone AR06 for a better low-profile cooler?

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I'm building inside of a Silverstone ML08, which has a max clearance of 58mm. There are a few options for an aftermarket cpu cooler that works, but I think I've narrowed down my two choices to the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B or the Silverstone AR06.

The Scythe cooler is $45 and the Ar06 is $35. They'll be used to cool an i5-4690k at stock (but possibly a light overclock in the future).

Which do you think is the better choice? The better value?

For what it's worth, I've also looked at the Noctua NH-L9i, Thermalright AXP-100 and AXP-100 Muscle, and the DeepCool Gabriel. The Noctua seems too weak. The Thermalright is almost impossible to find. The DeepCool.. well I can't find any info on it really and I don't really trust the brand. Any other coolers I should look at?
post #2 of 16
The Rajintek Pallas, I use it, very underrated IMO. My delidded 6600k runs in the low 70's with this cooler when running IBT on high (takes many loops to even get to 70)

Edit: it's OC'd to 4.7ghz@1.4v
post #3 of 16
For stock cooling, My vote goes to the Big shuriken , I´ve used them on various LP builds and always had good results.
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Assuming the ML08 is similar to RV02 and RVZ01 they can be built into great performing systems.

Where do you live? The Thermalright AXP-100 and AXP-100 Muscle are basically the same cooler.. Muscle does not have bolt-thru mount, (not really needed on such a small light cooler), does not have the 120mm fan adapter (also not needed, and does not have the fancy end caps on heat pipes (again not needed). It has same fins, pipes and block, same fan in black/white and same basic mounting system without back plate. Very good little cooler.

Here is AXP-100 Muscle dimensional drawing


And here is AXP=100

Edited by doyll - 10/30/15 at 6:30am
post #5 of 16
considering that the AR06 is also built by silverstone, you know it will fit correctly in their chassis so that's something to consider. unfortunately when it comes to ITX boards, it's typically not the case you have to worry about fitting but the mobo that has to be compatible with the cooler. so it depends on what mobo you have.

big shuriken is a proven performer in the SFF market so i'm sure there isn't much to worry about. only thing to consider is whether it will fit onto your mobo. SFF mobo's are finicky as to which coolers will fit on there.

BUT, i'd have to agree with Doyll, the AXP-100 is likely your strongest option when it comes to cooling and noise level (assuming it fits on your mobo w/o blocking the RAM or PCIe slot.) i like the fan that comes with the AXP better then the one that came with the scythe and thermalright on a whole is a proven performer in anything they build.
post #6 of 16
One thing of note, in case it matters to you - the AR06 will never be mistaken for a "silent cooling solution" with the stock fan. I personally happen to like Silverstone fans' performance, but they make some of the quirkiest mechanical noises.

That said, both are very good coolers. I would lean toward the Shuriken simply due to the aforementioned noise.

If you want something that will outperform either of those....find yourself the always elusive Thermolab LP-53. Incredible cooler that is almost impossible to purchase. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by rogergamer View Post

The Rajintek Pallas, I use it, very underrated IMO. My delidded 6600k runs in the low 70's with this cooler when running IBT on high (takes many loops to even get to 70)

Edit: it's OC'd to 4.7ghz@1.4v

This seems like a really good cooler, but unfortunately it's just slightly too big for my case :sad: The ML08 / RVZ02 can only hold a 58mm cooler and the Rajintek is 68mm
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Assuming the ML08 is similar to RV02 and RVZ01 they can be built into great performing systems.

Where do you live? The Thermalright AXP-100 and AXP-100 Muscle are basically the same cooler.. Muscle does not have bolt-thru mount, (not really needed on such a small light cooler), does not have the 120mm fan adapter (also not needed, and does not have the fancy end caps on heat pipes (again not needed). It has same fins, pipes and block, same fan in black/white and same basic mounting system without back plate. Very good little cooler.

I live in the US, but the only place I can find the AXP-100 Muscle is on Amazon for $50. I can't find the AXP-100 anywhere. I see a lot of good reviews on it, but it's just hard to find.
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considering that the AR06 is also built by silverstone, you know it will fit correctly in their chassis so that's something to consider. unfortunately when it comes to ITX boards, it's typically not the case you have to worry about fitting but the mobo that has to be compatible with the cooler. so it depends on what mobo you have.

big shuriken is a proven performer in the SFF market so i'm sure there isn't much to worry about. only thing to consider is whether it will fit onto your mobo. SFF mobo's are finicky as to which coolers will fit on there.

BUT, i'd have to agree with Doyll, the AXP-100 is likely your strongest option when it comes to cooling and noise level (assuming it fits on your mobo w/o blocking the RAM or PCIe slot.) i like the fan that comes with the AXP better then the one that came with the scythe and thermalright on a whole is a proven performer in anything they build.

Do you think the AXP-100 Muscle is worth it for $50 on Amazon compared to $45 for the Scythe and $35 for the Silverstone AR06?
post #8 of 16
AXP-100R is available at Nans for $59.95

The AXP-100 Muscle is there too for $39.95
post #9 of 16
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With shipping, the AXP-100 Muscle ends up being like $55 for me through that site =/. I think I'd be better off with the Scythe at that price,unless you think it's worth the difference?
post #10 of 16
My Scythe B.S. 2 has been great on my HTPC. It cools an i3-4130 and the fan is pretty quiet. If I had the choices nowadays from when I bought it a year or more ago I'd probably still go with it. I found mine for $38 shipped when I bought it. Thought it was a good price then, still is. smile.gif
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