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Scythe Shuriken CPU Cooler
5.3 out of 10

Scythe Shuriken CPU Cooler

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Reviews and Problems with Scythe Shuriken CPU Cooler

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Overall 6
6.0

Shoft life

Jim M., Newegg
1 March 2014
  • Pros: Worked well when it worked. Kept machine pretty cool and was quite
  • Cons: Only lasted about 2 years. Difficult to install. Cumbersome to secure.
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Overall 10
10

Had to remove fan

Michael J., Newegg
30 September 2011
  • Summary: Can't verify how the fan sounds, as I didn't use it.
  • Pros: I had to remove the fan to get the heat sink to fit in my HTPC. Still cools fantastically with the PSU fan blowing on it. Keeps my dual core Athlon II at 26°C.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good cooler, minor known issues

Daniel R., Newegg
21 August 2011
  • Summary: No complaints. I would buy this again for any system i was running at stock and just wanted to be quiet. Works great in an HTPC build where space is at a premium. Definitely not for any major overclocking imo.
  • Pros: Quite quiet, at least compared to stock options i have replaced. Nice option to replace with any 120 mm fan if desired. Cools more than adequately for stock settings. Fits on the stock AMD mount.
  • Cons: As many have observed, if you are using all of your memory bays and they have heat sinks on the sticks... you are probably going to have to remove some. In my case i only had 2 that i had to move to the far bay...but it's definitely worth reiterating. The levers to install on an AMD build are rea...
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Overall 10
10

Beware: Does not fit Micro ATX Motherboards

Matthew L., Newegg
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Hope this helps.
  • Pros: I bought this for a new build featuring the ASRock Z68 Pro-3 MATX motherboard, hoping it would fit in my Silverstone Grandia GD-02 case. No dice. It overhung the first memory slot and also blocked the slot for the video card. This is just a review to let people know that 120mm CPU fans lying hori...
  • Cons: Too big for my needs unfortunately. Tried to push the limits of my case and had to RMA the unit back to Newegg.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well built, effective cooler for HTPC

E-John L., Newegg
1 August 2011
  • Summary: In my Antec ISK300-65 case, the stock bracket for mounting an optical drive will no longer fit. I wasn't using it anyways so it wasn't a big deal, but if I ever want to add one, I'll have to go external.
  • Pros: I have this cooling an Intel i3-560. With the stock cooler, idle was ~38 C, 100% load 80+ C. Now idles ~28 C, 100% load about 59 C. The engineering quality of the cooler is clearly evident as soon as you take it out of the box. Contact patch has an impressive mirror finish. Fan is very quiet and ...
  • Cons: Difficult to install. I bought the Scythe Universal retention kit, which helped a lot (but added $15 to the cost). Even on my mini-ITX board, it still wasn't the easiest task to screw the cooler onto the backplate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Insane installation

Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2011
  • Summary: I was leery buying this after reading the complaints on the difficulty of installing this cooler on both Newegg and on review sites. I decided to buy the Scythe universal mount since one of the Newegg reviews mentioned this made the install easier.
  • Pros: Low-profile cooler made for HTPC cases. Quiet cooling.
  • Cons: Insane installation. Especially for HTPCs which is the only reason to get this type of cooler.
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Overall 10
10

Best Cooler for height limitations

Kyzer T., Newegg
15 July 2011
  • Summary: So I just got my 6 core Phenom, the 1055t and the stock fan sounds like a jet, seeing that I have limited space to install third party CPU coolers, I purchased this Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 to fit in my APEVIA X-QPACK case.
  • Pros: Price Versatility Effectiveness
  • Cons: Somewhat quiet Moves air but not much May bump into memory pending on MB layout
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Overall 10
10

HTPC This Is It For Me

John F., Newegg
2 July 2011
  • Summary: I'm probably going to switch to a z68 micro atx for my htpc and i dread removing and replacing this.
  • Pros: This product is quite, cools well, and looks cool. Plus its as wide as i could find for use in my silverstone ml03b. It even has room to spare for a kaze maru.
  • Cons: Yes it was very hard to install on 2500k.
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Overall 10
10

Great Little Cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
30 June 2011
  • Summary: The retail box for his cooler has no padding or protection other than a plastic strip to keep the base clean. The cooler has no signs of damage so no harm no foul.
  • Pros: Fits perfectly in a Silverstone SG-05 Case on an ASUS M4A88T-I with a Phenom II 925. Keeps my itx build cool and quiet.
  • Cons: None to speak of.
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Overall 10
10

Silent Overclocking

Joshua S., Newegg
20 June 2011
  • Summary: Lots of reviews bemoaning the difficulty of installation for Intel systems; so I'll point out that if you have AMD it'll be quite easy to install.
  • Pros: I have this fan in an HTPC/emulator box. I've disabled all the smart temperature controls so it runs at full speed and it's still inaudible unless I lean my ear up right next to the case. The fact that it's wide enough to partially cool the RAM and the northbridge makes it particularly suitable f...
  • Cons: Many reviews have said it: don't use RAM with heatsinks.
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