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Gibt nicht viel zum Kühler zu sagen. Bin normalerweise High End Kühlung ala Noctua NHD15 und Raijintek Morpheus für GPU gewohnt, wollte nun aber auch einmal die Budget Varianten austesten. Ähnlich kann man das Ganze wie den Rückgang von einem Mercedes zu einem Lada beschreiben. Es ist nicht das was man kennt, aber es macht was es soll für den Preis.
Der Kühler kühlt den Ryzen 3700X relativ schlecht in einem Corsair 275R Airflow mit einer RTX 2070 Super. Durchschnitt sind 70 bis 80°C bei den derzeitigen Sommertemperaturen, aber auch so kühlt er relativ schlecht und ist dabei meiner Meinung nach viel zu laut. Ich persönlich bin wieder auf den NHD15 umgestiegen, denn trotz seines gewöhnungsbedürftigen Aussehens, kühlt er allemale besser und leiser. Für mich die paar Euro mehr wert.
Ho usato questo dissipatore su AMD per diverso tempo e devo dire che è risultato piuttosto positivo nel complesso. Poi sono passato ad Alder Lake e sono iniziati i problemi. A parte che non c'è modo di comprare il kit LGA 1700 di Scythe nei negozi, praticamente non si trova, ma poi di recente è uscita la revisione B del kit che risolve i problemi della prima versione e che per ora sarà disponibile solo da Aprile in Asia (non in Europa o USA). Infine, problema non di certo leggero, l'unico modo di prendere il kit LGA1700 è contattare la Scythe direttamente, che ti risponde solo dopo diverse sollecitazioni, e bisogna PAGARE 8 euro per avere il kit, che viene spedito tramite posta ordinaria con tutti i tempi che conosciamo.
Fortunatamente ho fatto il reso di questo dissipatore e aggiungo solamente questo: MAI PIU' PRODOTTI SCYTHE IN VITA MIA!!! 😡😡😡 Hanno un supporto clienti pari a 0 e fa pure schifo quello che hanno...
I was excited by the review of this cooler, but eventually found it not that great. A decent one, but nowhere near the best P/P option. Pros: - Good packaging. They even include a screwdriver for you, and everything you might need Cons: - Installation is not easy. Admittedly I'm quite clumsy, but this took me longer than it should. - The fans are not quiet. While they are not exactly loud, they are definitely audible under load. - So so performance. Even after several tries, this cooler still can't comfortably handle Ryzen 7 5800x at stock settings - it hits 90*c constantly with Cinebench r23. When I lower PPT to 125w, it maxed out at 82*C. This is with Arctic MX-5. I did a several retries without any improvement.
I then changed to a liquid cooler and see instant improvement. The installation was easier (Surprise, surprise?), the fans are quiet, and temperature is great.
contact plate more damaged than I thought. I disassembled it and cleaned it to find that the paste had spread evenly and the IHS was undamaged by the surface flaws of the cooler's contact plate. I will continue using this item because the flaws are either concave or on the edge and seem to pose no direct threat to the IHS, but I am disappointed in the quality control on the most critical part of the unit.
Quiet, cool and good looking.
Biggest air cooler I've had. Clears my RAM perfectly. Nice fans.
I've only had time to test it at idle. Temps dropped about 10-15°C from 45-55°C to 35-40°C. This is on a Ryzen 2700X build in a Thermaltake Core V21 with a straight intake-to-exhaust fan setup.
I have not yet tested it under load but am already satisfied with the build quality, idle performance and most importantly the reduction in sound pressure level over the stock Wraith Prism cooler. The Wraith does a fantastic job keeping things at an acceptable temperature but it does this at the expense of subtlety. My system is undergoing midlife upgrades and my main quality of life complaint was the system volume at idle and at load, mainly due to the stock cooler.
In the past I have used AIO liquid coolers with great success and nearly went that route again. Instead, because I store critical data on HDDs in this enclosure, I chose to use a large air cooler, selecting the Fuma 2 over the competing Noctua model. I'm sure Noctua deserves every bit of their reputation but I really liked the look (and price) of Scythe's products. I may replace the Scythe slim fan with a Noctua fan later on as suggested by another reviewer.
Scythe thoughtfully includes thermal paste, mounting hardware for AMD and Intel, two rather nice fans, a PCM cable splitter, and a long screwdriver. I didn't read the product description super thoroughly and was not expecting the bonus goodies - the screwdriver, hardware and accessories are of very good quality, unlike a lot of "single use" tools and hardware included with component kits (and not just for computer related goods).
Finally, the instructions were very clear. At multiple points during the install I found myself saying out loud to myself "wow, it was really thoughtful of them to engineer it this way" or "holy crap, they included a really nice screwdriver for this".
My only complaint is that the contact plate on the bottom of the unit had some minor scratches and edge dings that look as though they occurred in manufacturing, not in packaging or shipping. They are very minor and were filled in by the thermal paste (I use Arctic Silver 5) and are overall less significant than the heatpipe gaps on the stock Wraith cooler. This is a very minor issue and has not stopped me from giving the product 5 stars.
This is a quality product and a great first experience with Scythe.
Cons: Works fine, quiet even at full speed, easy to install.
Pros: Received a used unit, which had the following issues: - The cold plate was missing the plastic protective layer. - The thermal compound was already used up, so I had to buy a one separately. - Some fins were bent, fans had dust on them. - As you see in the pictures, the outer fan has to be pulled away from the motherboard about 0.5'' so it doesn't interfere with the RAM stick. I suspect this is a defect in the unit I received and why the previous customer returned it. Only to be shipped to another unsuspecting customer.
When I tried to request a replacement through Amazon, it showed that the replacement unit will arrive in 2 months. From the reviews, it is not an isolated incident. The cooler itself is decent.
My motherboard was AMD with an AM3+ socket. Can't remember the model exactly.
Installation could've gone smoother. the screws that mount the brackets to the mobo weren't long enough to make it through the mobo backplate so I had to measure them out and find longer replacements for them at Lowes. Even if the backplate was removed, only one or two threads of the original screws were grabbing onto the nut and the backplate isn't something that can be omitted.
The next problem was that the nuts that went around those screws didn't completely fit. A few turns in it felt like the threads were catching on each other and I had to use pliers to assist in getting them on (it was the same for the origin screws as well). This was nerve wracking and honestly wasn't the best course of action because slipping could have damaged the mobo among other things. Kind of wish I had gotten corresponding nuts to go with those screws.
After this everything that went wrong was my own negligence, things like not putting the fan brackets on the right side and that's nothing to do with the design at all but on me completely.
I really like this design and it's very effective at what it does. The mechanism they prescribe to mount the fans on the heat sink are really interesting and I'm really glad they had the foresight to I include two extra brackets because I messed up the first time and bent two of them beyond the point of no return.
They are very quiet and effective and the dual fan design works like a charm. I like that I purchased it but the parts could use an overview.
The instructions leave much to be desired. They're terse, the drawings are terrible and there are no details in the text. I missed the part about the bridge install as the picture is terrible. Figured it out quickly enough when I realized there was nothing to mount the radiator to. I never really could properly figure out how to clip the fans to the radiators. I got lucky on one after spending an hour on it and watching a ton of youtube videos. The 2nd fan I gave up on and tossed in a box. I will eventually upgrade my 10yo Antec case to something much more recent and look forward to going AIO which is actually easy to install.
So the Scythe Fuma 2 seems to be a good cooler. Its just not compatible with my motherboard (z490i STRIX). As seen in the pictures, the heat pipes for the rear tower hit the top of the VRM heat sink. This doesnt allow the mounting screw to line up with the holes on the bracket. It isnt really the cooler's fault though because the VRM heatsink is just as tall as these ram sticks (Trident Z RGB). I really wanted to use this cooler and do an RGB fan swap but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . This cooler does get good reviews from Gamers Nexus, just check your mobo compatibility
Since returning this product, I have tried the Scythe Mugen Black and it does fit my motherboard.