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Scythe SCYS 1000
6.4 out of 10

Scythe SCYS 1000

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Overall 10
10

Nice

Christian R., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Pros: Read many whiners complain about installation, MEGA EASY DEAD SILENT Good Thermal Paste will make your PC Overclocking a breeze
  • Cons: NONE!
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Overall 10
10

Great product for the price.

Mary C., Newegg
24 January 2012
  • Summary: My system runs about at the same temperature as it did before, using the stock heat sink on an AMD Atholon II x4 2.5Ghz, at idle I sit at about 23 centigrade. Under max load (Using Prime95 for 24 hours) I hit about 55 centigrade tops, fan turbo never kicked in (Running ontop of a Phenom II x4 970)...
  • Pros: Great cooler, looks amazing. Very quiet, rather easy to install.
  • Cons: Hard to understand instructions (Not that I needed them, but if you do they are a bit hard to understand as it is printed in mostly foreign languages) Fan was a bit hard to clip on without taking out my GPU but that is not big deal.
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Overall 10
10

Nice

Douglas S., Newegg
15 September 2011
  • Pros: Bought open box for $38.55. Nice and cool. Like the fan control knob.
  • Cons: Large. Can be sharp.
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Overall 8
8.0

wow

Jason M., Newegg
21 July 2011
  • Summary: plug pins need to go away
  • Pros: just an i3-2100, but it stays very low temps.
  • Cons: huge pain in the booty to attach
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Overall 4
4.0

nice, but...

david o., Newegg
10 July 2011
  • Summary: i like the cooler, but would not get again since the mount is so bad. i would recommend getting noctua cpu coolers since their mounts are sturdy enough to securely hold such a heavy cooler.
  • Pros: silent
  • Cons: mounting isn't sufficient for such a heavy cooler, which is the same type of mount used in stock cpu coolers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Push-pins are a joke

Kuzma K., Newegg
29 June 2011
  • Summary: I used Scythe SCMG-2100 cooler for another build and it's mounting system for 1155 is much better. Too bad it's currently out of stock.
  • Pros: Not sure, didn't get to use it.
  • Cons: I agree with other reviewers that push-pins (at least for 1155/I7 socket) are a joke. They're very flimsy and you likely to break something while trying to install them as you'll try to push them harder than you should. Will be returning mine for sure.
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Overall 10
10

Scythe is amazing, as always

Anonymous, Newegg
28 April 2011
  • Summary: Scythe has amazed me, again. This time with Yasya. I am using this with AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @3.8 GHz . With this sink/fan I could actually go higher than 3.8 GHz, but I just want my system to remain extra stable even in hot weather and at somewhat high room temperature.
  • Pros: Exceptional cooling ability; quiet; high quality fan; nice look
  • Cons: Installation is not difficult, but it does take more time than your average cooler; cannot access memory slots in my motherboard after installing this cooler.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 March 2011
  • Summary: You can only install this in a down -> up or up -> down configuration on AMD motherboards, and I'd have preferred an option for front -> back or back -> front.
  • Pros: Sturdy build Dropped full load temps (prime 95) by 13C.
  • Cons: limited orientation options for AMD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cools well.

Michael A., Newegg
26 March 2011
  • Summary: It is shiny, which is good, cause the phrase "your dingo ate my baby" comes to mind when I look at this thing.
  • Pros: Brought the temps down from 60c-65c to 45c-50c and the fan is quite even on full speed.
  • Cons: For its size I was expecting more over the stock heatsink and fan. It would be nice to have the option of unplugging the variable fan controller for those of us who don't use it.
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Overall 10
10

Amazed!

Robert C., Newegg
13 March 2011
  • Summary: Excellent buy, beautiful product, outrageous results. Buy this Immediately!
  • Pros: Simply put, this fan is the most attractive HSF I have ever laid my eyes on. The fin design is something that must be seen in person. After you get over gawking at the sheer beauty, you find yourself looking at temps that are unheard of. I am running a Phenom 1090t @ 4ghz and idling at 97F with P...
  • Cons: Installation for fan using clips was a little maddening; however, the time spent was less than 3 minutes troubleshooting.
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