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[TPU] Scythe Unveils Kabuto CPU Cooler

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The Japanese saying "Fasten the strap of your Kabuto after a victory" is comparable to English "Do not rest on your laurels" and can be told as a motto for the new Scythe Kabuto CPU cooler. The new Top-Flow CPU Cooler of the Japanese cooling specialist Scythe Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) is named after the famous Japanese samurai helmet, and has high performance paired with low noise.

Slip Stream 120 mm PWM fan mounted Scythe Kabuto on top of the CPU cooler is already known by Mugen 2. Due to its mounting on top of the cooler, the fan not only dissipates the heat of the cooling fins effectively but is cooling down sensitive components on the motherboard additionally.

Kabuto uses the M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) which is already known from Mugen 2, which utilizes the airflow of the fan PWM Slip Stream in an optimal way.

Orientation of the screw holes of the mounting plates in a square allows4-way assembly of the cooler which gives users the opportunity to adjust the cooler perfectly to the conditions in its PC case. In addition, the mainboard compatibility of the cooler is increased.

Kabuto CPU Cooler will soon be available on the market for an MSRP of $48.00 excluding TAX / €32,95 excluding VAT.


Weight: 730 g / 25.74 oz (without accessories)

Dimensions: 124 x 133 x 132 mm / 4.88 x 5.24 x 5.20 inch

Noise Level: 0 - 26,5 dBA

Airflow: 0 - 126 m³/h = 0 - 74.25 CFM

Fan Speed:
Scythe Slip Stream PWM 1.300 rpm


Socket 478 all Speeds
Socket T / LGA775 all Speeds
Socket LGA1366 all Speeds

Socket 754 all Speeds
Socket 939 all Speeds
Socket AM2 all Speeds
Socket AM2+ all Speeds
Socket AM3 all Speeds
Socket 940 all Speeds

Accessories: Screws, Mountingclips, Thermal Grease

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When does it evolve into Kabutops?
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Originally Posted by Solertia
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When does it evolve into Kabutops?

They made a Kabuto.. but wheres the Mysterious Fossil?
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I like the fact that there's no giant gap between where the heatpipes are and where a heatsink starts. Most tower coolers just have pipes going up to a tower of fins to cool off the heatpipes, but the area in between the tower of fins and where the thing actually contacts the CPU is devoid of heatsink. I always kind of thought that area should have some kind of fin system, however small it may be, just to further increase the surface area over where it contacts the cpu rather than depending on heatpipes alone.

I am interested to see how this performs.
Looks like a shrunk down Orochi.
See, I wish there were more good top-down cpu coolers, to help cool the other circuits that heat up and don't have their own dedicated heatsinks.
Damnit! They're still attaching the heatpipes to the base the wrong way!!
Ok so they have all these 800 coolers out

Who is buying them?!?!?!?
Geez these things are so huge.......scythe must really feel that bigger is better.

Originally Posted by DigitalBear
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Repost btw

Not exactly. My post includes a more in-depth look at the heatsink.
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I wonder how it compares to the other top brand/models ie true/noctua/xiggy etc
I like it for sure, the top down design is better looking at least than 90% of HSF's in my opinion. Just as long as it performs well, and the price is right I'd probably get one. Put a nice Scythe high CFM fan on there and I'm sure it performs real well, and would pretty near blow the caps off the motherboard.

Originally Posted by FatalityxZ
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They made a Kabuto.. but wheres the Mysterious Fossil?

i got it in my bag wait ill trade you it for your girados...
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