Scythe rolls out its new Kabuto 3 (SCKBT- 3000), this cooler promises better cooling performance as well as enhanced compatibility with high-end memory modules. This top-down HSF features a nickel-plated copper base, five heatpipes and an aluminium fin array that's cooled by a 120mm PWM fan. It ships in Europe for 38EUR (excl. VAT).
Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces today the third version of the famous TOP-Flow-CPU-Cooler Scythe Kabuto. Scythe engineers have revamped the heatsink design as well as the heatsink structure of the Kabuto 3 and incorporated a hybrid heatpipe system. This hybrid system consists of two 6 mm and three 8 mm high-quality copper heatpipes. Compatibility to high-end memory modules has been an important aspect when designing the Kabuto 3, which is a big advantage compared to the predecessor.
Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler has been fitted with a matching Scythe Glide Stream 120 Millimeter fan with the model number SY1225HB12M-CIP. The Glide Stream fan series is equipped with a redesigned small center hub as well as fan blades. Hence allows the reduction of air resistance and therefore lower operating noise. The PWM-enabled 120 mm fan operates in the fan speed range from 300 to 1.400 rpm, offering sufficient airflow from 21,96 to 113,34 m³/h (12,93 ~ 79,0 CFM) at noise levels from 4 to maximum 28,0 dB(A).
Kabuto 3 offers additional airflow to cool the surrounding components such as Chipset, memory, VRMs and other components located around the CPU Socket. Outstanding performance is assured thanks to the hybrid system: Kabuto 3 features three 8-mm high-quality copper heatpipes on the center and two additional with 6-mm diameter on the outside. All five heatpipes are connected with the carefully manufactured copper baseplate to exactly fit the heatpipes, which results in improved heat transfer and an overall better performance. The copper heatpipes and the copper baseplate are nickel-plated in order to avoid corrosion.
Kabuto 3 can be mounted even in compact PC cases thanks to the revamped design, the improved arrangement and shape of the heatpipes. The space between motherboard and heatsink avoids interference and provides excellent compatibility to large memory modules or VRM coolers. Scythe equipped the Kabuto 3 with a mounting system, which allows quick, easy and secure mounting procedure on various sockets. The list of compatible CPU Sockets features the Intel® Sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 as well as the AMD® Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+.