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Scythe Ninja 5 – A Powerful CPU Cooler with Two Fans under Test

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 Ninja 5 and was introduced in spring 2018. This is a very large and massive CPU cooler that comes with two fans and a black anodized top plate. In addition, the manufacturer advertises with high-quality workmanship and simple assembly.

In this review we will find out whether the Ninja 5 really meets the manufacturer’s specifications and how it performs in general.

Technical details

Cooler specifications

Dimensions (with fan) 138 x 155 x 180 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (with fan) 1190 g
Material Nickel-plated copper (base plate, heatpipes), aluminium (fins)
Heatpipes 6x Ø 6 mm
Cooling capacity no specification
Compatibility AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Compatibility Intel 775, 115x, 1366, 2011, 2011-v3 (Square ILM), 2066
Price € 52.99

fan specifications

fan designation Scythe Kaze Flex 120
Dimensions 120 mm x 120 mm x 27 mm
Weight 136 g
speed 300 ~ 800 RPM ±10 %
Volume 14.5 dB(A)
Pumping volume 73.1 m³/h
Static pressure 0.49 mmH²O

Packaging & Scope of delivery

The Scythe Ninja 5 comes in a very large cardboard box. This is colorfully printed and contains lots of information and pictures about the cooler and the supplied fans. This information is 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, four fan clamps, a metal backplate, a PWM adapter for the fans, a practical screwdriver, heat-conducting paste and all screws and parts required for mounting the cooler are available.

Under the box is the heat sink and the two Kaze Flex fans. For safety reasons, the heat sink is wrapped in a soft foam to prevent damage.

Altogether the Ninja 5 is doing quite well in this area. The scope of delivery is generous and the packaging is well thought out and should protect the Ninja 5 well from possible damage.

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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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