Reviews and Problems with Scythe Andy Samurai Master
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Andy Samurai does the job
Gary H., Newegg
2 September 2009
Summary: Andy Sammy cools mobo but also seems to help with GPU temps as well. (wishfull thinking? maybe.) Side "tunnel" on left side of case - if you have one - will have to be removed. Front fan - Andy - and rear fan (and PSU fan of course) are quiet and effective. (for my purposes).
Pros: The Scythe "Andy Samurai" does the job in my CoolerMaster C5 case on my A8n32sli-Deluxe board running an EN7900GT card with 550W PSU, 3 gig Kingston RAM. Temps are solid at 31c for CPU and 38c MOBO. (idle) Fan spins at 1240 - all according to Asus Probe II. Nothing overclocked. Installation was m...
Summary: as far as bang for the buck, not a bad item. installed solid on my asus socket 939 mobo. looks super sharp, almost like a V6 motor with header pipes! decent finish. I would recommend to anyone building a showy system that doesnt need alot of power requirements
Pros: first, newegg shipping: A+ this is a very large (if you have a cpu vent on the side of your computer, you will have to remove it) cooler, that does a good to excellent job of cooling factory dual core and single core cpus. I started it out on my socket 939 3800X2. but after i overclocked due to h...
Cons: if you can get past its size, its ok. just beware if you are running overclocked dual cores, or quad cores as it might not keep up with them! amd's do tend to run warm so be warey!
Summary: EVGA 790i Ultra q6600 G0 @ 3.6ghz 2x2gb Mushkin PC3 12800 @ 1800mhz 7-7-8-19 1.92v gtx 280 2x 150gb WD Raptors in Raid 0 550w Antec TruePower Trio (yes it may seem low psu but it's from previous build and works just fine with 1 gfx card!) Windows 7RC x32 (x64 didn't like Raid 0 cfg.)
Pros: Looks impressive, not too heavy.
Cons: Didn't cool q6600 G0 hardly at all. at 2.4ghz idle temp was 54c, I overclocked it to 3.6ghz and idle temps where 71c! (Dropped the OC down to 2.4ghz because 71c is wayyy too hot) I bought another CPU cooler.
Summary: I really like Scythe Products. They are very well made. The CPU Coolers are quiet (though I don't care about that myself). More important, in applications that are not overclocked their CPU Coolers really don't need a Fan at all.
Pros: Many Heatpipes, plenty of Aluminum Fins. Very quiet fan. Will fit most MotherBoards. Socket 478 use easy and secure. No-Nonsense appearance - I like that.
Cons: Mounting insufficient for vertical mounting in Socket L775 applications - typical Plastic PushPins.
Pros: Believe me when I say this CPU fan is massive. The picture doesn't do it any justice. It's huge. Considering its size, I expected the inside of my PC to sound like an airport. It's fairly quiet, considering how big it is. But I'm pretty tolerant to fan noise. It does it's job well and keeps my sy...
Cons: Because of its size, it was hard for me to get everything plugged in on my board, especially the 4-pin CPU plug. Also the brackets in order to mount it to the board were a bit strange, but they work.
Cons: Difficult to install securely (with 1366 bracket) and was ineffective. I have an ASUS P6T deluxe and could never get this cooler to be as effective as the stock cooler. Ended up returning this and getting the Noctua for the I7 instead, which dropped temps by 10-12 degrees.
Summary: Give this thing some air to breathe, I actually made a big hole in the side of my case (filtered by an old window screen) to allow it to get proper airflow. if i didn't, then my temps would be at 72-73 degrees.
Pros: used this on a athlon 64 x2 6400+ when i bought it, ran my processor at about 58-62 degrees. Since then I upgraded to the phenom ii x4 940, still keeps my processor within the 62 degree range.
Cons: this thing is BIG, wasn't much of a problem for me, but can be for others.
Summary: Fits my needs for a quiet solution, much better than the stock cooler which has a high pitch whine at full speed. Significant cooling performance over stock cooler. May go to a silenx fan for a more silent solution. My hdd is now irritating me with the noise, which I couldn't hear before.
Pros: Works as a quiet cooler. Cpu fan is about 1300 rpm in my system. Lowered temp on x4 9600 by 15 degrees at idle. No overclock. Very easy to install on AM2 socket, but I have a large case. Cools the chip set by 36 degrees idle over the stock cooler! Can now unplug side fan with no cooling degradati...
Cons: It is large, make sure your case is large enough. Had to close the last cpu hold down clip with needle nose pliers, the design for the clips could have been better but it works. Would have prefered a 4 pin fan so the system could adjust the fan speed.
Summary: I am very impressed with this heat sink. I am building a new PC for a home server and after further research I find that while not the most efficient or silent, it is certainly VERY efficient and very quiet, and still top on my list for my new system.
Pros: This is a HUGE Cooler. Dropped my Stock Cooler temps by only about 5deg C at idle, but lowered my peak load temps by at least 15deg C. Very Quiet,
Cons: As others have said... it is huge! install can be very frustrating, best done with mainboard removed from case.