Scythe introduces the Kabuto 2, the successor of the company's top-flow Kabuto HSF. The new model features a nickel-plated copper base, six copper heatpipes, and an aluminium fin array with a top-mount fan that promises to cool not only the processor but also the chipset, VR and MOSFET areas. The bundled GlideStream 120mm PWM fan has a fan speed of up to 1300RPM, it produces between 20.53 and 73.39CFM with a maximum noise level of 26.1dBA.
The Kabuto 2 HSF measures 132mm x 140mm x 130mm and weighs 695g. The cooler is compatible with Intel LGA 2011, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as the AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1 processors. It's now available in European retail stores for 34EUR (excl. VAT).
Scythe Kabuto 2 CPU-Cooler comes with perfectly matching Scythe Glide Stream 120 Millimeter fan. It is part of the recently announced new series of fans. Scythe Glide Stream fans are equipped with a redesigned small center hub as well as fan blades. Hence allows the reduction of air resistance and therefore achieving lower operating noise. Furthermore all mounting holes are equipped with special rubber-pads in order to reduce transfer of fan vibrations to the CPU Cooler itself or the whole PC Chassis. To fit into most of the on-market PC Chassis Scythe Kabuto 2 is being kept compact with the dimensions 132 x 140 x 130 millimeters.
New “Reinforcement Bar” assure the stability of the Scythe Kabuto 2 by connecting the coolers base with the fin structure. Similar to the first version, Kabuto 2 is able to supply additional airflow to cool the Chipset, memory, VRMs and other components which are located around the CPU Socket. Furthermore no compromise in quality has been made, providing a nickel-plated all-copper base plate and a total of six copper-heatpipes to assure efficient heat transfer to the aluminum fins.
In addition, the Scythe Kabuto 2 is equipped with the “New Generation Clip System” (N.G.C.S.) which was introduced with the Scythe Katana 4 and was praised by many users. N.G.C.S. makes the installation procedure easier and faster, yet not compromising stability and safety aspects.