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Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Cooler - Test System &Testing Results

Yet another cooler that takes a concept from older production. Scythe sends us the Samurai ZZ to take a closer look at.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 5, 2010 6:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Scythe

Test System & Test Results

 

TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.

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Coming in at 55 degrees at idle, the Nexus XIR-3500 is the only cooler like this to do better. All of the other coolers on the list are "tower based", nor do they have a small footprint in mind for those with cramped accommodations.

 

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Once we loaded up the T.E.C.C. the Samurai loses to both of the Nexus coolers, but for such a small cooler with 55.55 CFM, to place in the top third of the list is still an accomplishment to be proud of.

 

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At idle the noise level was quite low. There is a slight "whir" to the fan at low RPM even though it is relatively slow. Again, not the best, but does stay in that top third again.

 

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Once loaded, the 92mm fan plays right into the averages.

 

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