Summary: I was extremely pleased with the Andy Samurai Master Cooler. The quality of the construction is excellent, the base is very smooth and flat, and the whole cooler is light in weight. The installation was so incredibly easy, it only required a few quick steps, and nothing had to be removed from the case to install it. On top of that, the performance was great.
Pros: Quiet fan, Excellent performance, Wide compatibility over several socket types, Incredibly simple installation
Summary: The Andy Samurai Master joins the long roster of Scythe heatsinks that reached SPCR's top ranks of quiet, high performance coolers. While it sets no new records, the ASM's cooling ability is good enough for consideration by any performance-oriented computer enthusiast. It doesn't need to set any new records; for the first time since the invention of the PC, current CPUs are actually running cooler today than the ones from a year ago.
Excerpt: We are used to Taiwanese brands when pc parts are concerned. In fact, there are a number of overseas manufacturers that has interesting products. Today, we introduce you to a Japanese-made heatsink by Scythe Co., Ltd. Scythe is based at Akihabara, Japan. They started off as a distributor and manufacturer of PC DIY parts. They have made in roads into the silent PC market and had great success of the Kamakaze CPU cooler in the past year.
Summary: Like the earlier Kamakaze, the blow up fan orientation of the Scythe Samurai is useful to exhaust the CPU heat from the case through a back panel duct. This can reduce the amount of heat that gets into the PSU and keep the CPU heat from just recirculating inside the case, which is what the common "blow down" fan heatsinks do.
Summary: Today we?ll be looking at a Japanese engineered 3-in-1 CPU cooler, it has support for all popular sockets out there (754,940,939,370,478,462), features easy installation and a speed adjustable fan. Let?s find out how it stacks up against other popular heatsinks.
Conclusion: The Scythe Andy Samurai Master is a fantastic example of a CPU cooler. It has awesome performance and runs very quietly considering its cooling ability. However, the mounting method for LGA775 boards and the cost may put off potential buyers. If you want a very high end air cooler for your processor and don’t mind wrestling with it for a few minutes during mounting then this cooler could be the one for you but it’s definitely not a budget solution.
Summary: Dies war nun der zweite "Downblower"
Kühler von Scythe, den wir im Juli testen konnten. Dieses Modell ist
eindeutig das leistungsstärkere, Dank des größeren Lüfters und der
Bauform und Größe des Kühlers. Mit dem Andy Samurai Master können auf
jeden Fall sowohl Silent Systeme, als auch Overclocker befriedigt
Der Lüfter ist ein 120 mm Modell aus dem eigenen Hause und dreht nur mit
knapp 1200 U/Min. Von der Lautstärke sind die Scythe Lüfter sehr gut,