www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Scythe SCYS 1000
6.4 out of 10

Scythe SCYS 1000

Trident Multi Layer Fin Structure Unparallel Six Heatpipe Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Scythe SCYS 1000

Showing 1-10 of 34
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!
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

inaccurate reviews

Steven M., Newegg
2 February 2011
  • Summary: -take negative comments on these products with a grain of salt... cause I've never seen those problems -when installing the push pins: 1- rotate all four pins clockwise till they stop 2- gently place the cooler and make sure both halves of all four pins are resting inside the entrance to the holes...
  • Pros: -The Scythe VTMS mount system with the push pin mounting clips work on ALL Intel CPUs since P4... the reviews below are inaccurate in that regard and I have personally tested it. The clips work with 1155, 1156, 1366, and 775... when applied CORRECTLY, they are very secure, stable, and reliable - ...
  • Cons: I've never had a problem with a Scythe product... great performance, fair price, great installation
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome...keep in mind...

Janice Z., Newegg
11 January 2011
  • Summary: As with like all CPU heatsinks, seems like the AMD mounting brackets end up facing the fan top to bottom, so its either straight down onto your video cards, or straight up. For airflow purposes i'd like to mount it facing front to back, but I guess they just make these things for intels, and the AMD...
  • Pros: -The heat plate on the bottom is immaculate. Its basically a mirror. The finish is perfect. Great contact with the processor. -The Fins are designed to increase airflow. Not like I know if this is actually true, but with a Scythe Kaze 120mm Fan on both sides, this thing keeps my AMD Phenom II x6 ...
  • Cons: -I have Corsair XMS3 Memory, on an ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard, and as another reviewer said...this heatsink clears the ram by literally nanometers...for all intents and purposes, it touches it. I cant imagine it'd fit if you have ram with a cooling solution of some sort, heat pipes etc...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very Impressive

Douglas W., Newegg
14 December 2010
  • Summary: Overall, the quality and cooling power of this heat sink is excellent and I would highly recommend it. Just use a different fan and make sure it works.
  • Pros: This thing keeps my CPU frosty. The fan it comes with as a built in PWM knob that goes on the back to control fan speed. Alright, to the numbers: Case: HAF-X TIM: Arctic Silver 5 (freshly applied) Fan Setting: Low as it will go (~1950RPM) CPU: AMD 1090T @ 4.02GHz @1.4v CPU Idle: 29C-31C CPU Load ...
  • Cons: I had two issues with the stock fan that I wish I would have known. First, it has a PWM knob built in that uses a PCI slot on the back of your case. I would prefer to have my mobo control this but it seems that the knob overrules the mobo. Second, the stock fan is loud. Even with it turned all th...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very Cool, Very Quiet, Adjustable RPM knob

Todd S., Newegg
8 December 2010
  • Summary: Make sure you can fit this cooler, it is 16cm or 6.3 inches tall! When you add it to your motherboard it could stand 7.3-8 inches off your case. I had no problem though installing it in a pretty standard HP Pavillion mid tower.
  • Pros: This is a great mid to high grade CPU Cooler! There are 6 copper tubes running vertically through artfully designed aluminum fins. The fins are engineered for more airflow, but look cool as well. The Scythe slipstream fan is barely audible at max RPM. Scythe is well known for high quality quiet f...
  • Cons: This comes with quick connect push in connectors to be installed on your motherboard. Some people may love this, but most will not. If you already have an existing 775 bracket installed on the motherboard, for example, the connectors will be too big to squeeze in there. Also I have read the cooli...
  • Read full review
Next page >>