I am really impressed with the latest cooling submissions to TweakTown's labs. I hope this progression of more modestly priced coolers starting to fill the top ten continues. It just proves me right that I didn't think it took a $150 V10 to get to these levels and right now these coolers are expressing just that. The fact that tower style coolers are eating away at the lead aided by a TEC, well, that's just good for all of us. Based on the charts alone, Scythe proves there is still life left in tower cooling; you just have to address some issues along the way and you end up with a product like the Yasya. This is a great cooler and offers performance to even those who are still feeling the effects of the economy.
I do want to address one thing I found with the Yasya, and that is the VTMS. While it worked great for the Samurai ZZ, I'm not so sure it was the wisest choice for this large of a cooler. The AMD mounting was used for benching results, but I did go as far as to use the Intel setup, too. The mechanisms are very secure in the cooler, but I didn't feel they use enough pressure on either system for mounting. While the cooler was pretty solid on our test bench, and I do mess with them to be sure they are solid, I think a bolt through system would do nothing but help. On the flip side, it can drive up pricing, so you have to take some good with some of the bad. I know from reading a few forums most users don't mind the AMD latches, but most users agree to loathe Intel's push-pins for some reason.
If the hardware isn't of consequence to your cooling choice, keep an eye out at your favorite e-tailer to stock shelves. I used to say there was a magic $50 mark that coolers used to be broken down by. When the economy took a hit, most if not all coolers went up with new releases and that bar was raised quite a bit. With coolers showing back up to our labs at or below that $50 point, it makes me happy inside. Now I can firmly recommend a couple of coolers that offer the best bang for the buck out currently and the Scythe Yasya is definitely one of those two. So, like I mentioned, if you can overlook latches and push-pins, I say open your wallet and take out the card, because this is a cooler that can definitely turn heads both in looks and performance.
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