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Scythe Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler Review

Founded in Japan in 2002, Scythe is a world-renowned manufacturer of CPU coolers, fans and other PC accessories. Especially with the CPU cooler “Mugen 2” and the fan series “Slip Stream” the company celebrated great success. In this test we want to dedicate ourselves to another CPU cooler from Scythe. It is named Shuriken 3 and was introduced in spring 2019. This is a top-down cooler with an asymmetrical design and a narrow 120 mm fan. With a maximum height of only 69 mm, the Shuriken 3 should be particularly suitable for HTPC and ITX systems. If the cooler is worth the price of € 39.99 and how it performs in general you can read in the following review.

Technical Details

Cooler Specifications

Dimensions (with fan) 122 x 69 x 122 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (with fan) 475 g
Material Copper (nickel plated), Aluminium (lamellas)
Heatpipes 5x Ø 6 mm
Compatibility AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Compatibility Intel 775, 115x, 1366, 201X, 2066
Price € 39.99

Fan Specifications

fan designation Scythe Kaze Flex Slim
Dimensions 120 mm x 120 mm x 15 mm
Weight 93 g
speed 300 ~ 1800 RPM
Volume 30.4 dB(A) [Max.]
Pumping volume 86.3 m³/h
Static pressure 1.35 mm H²O [Max.]

Packaging & Scope of Delivery

The Scythe Shuriken 3 comes in a compact cardboard box. This is colorfully printed and contains a lot of information and pictures about the cooler or the fan. All information is provided in English and Japanese.

If you open the upper flap, you will find another box containing all the accessories. A short and illustrated installation manual, a metal backplate, heat conducting paste in a syringe and all necessary screws and parts required for mounting the cooler are available. In addition, four longer screws are included with which you can also mount a thicker fan (25 mm) on the Shuriken 3.

Under the box is the heat sink with the pre-assembled Kaze Flex fan. To prevent damage to the radiator, the free space under the radiator is lined with a cardboard mould.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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