Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,516 Reviews & Articles | 43,739 News Posts

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review - Installation and Finished Product

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review
Scythe delivers the Ashura, a user-friendly and compact heatsink that doesn't sacrifice performance.
By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 7, 2013 5:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Scythe

Installation and Finished Product

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_27

 

Getting the back plate secured is easy enough. All you need to do is make sure the holes in middle of the plate are set right for the socket retention screws, then line up the legs and send home those knurled screws with the washers under them to solidify the socket and motherboard.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_28

 

Up top, you have the washers, knurled screws, the Intel top brackets, and the four screws to keep the top brackets secured to the motherboard essentially.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_29

 

The last thing to do is add some paste and install the cross bar through the base of the cooler. You can also see how well that offset plays into the alignment of the cooler on the motherboard to allow room on the right side of it.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_30

 

The 140mm fan clear my naked memory sticks, but in reality it matters very little if the fan is taller, simply because it isn't in the way in the first place.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_31

 

As you can see, not only does it clear the nearest DIMM slot to the CPU, it also gives a few millimeters of room to allow for a thick heat spreader to get in there too.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_32

 

This cooler may cause issues if you have a sound card or something in the top slot of the motherboard, it is pretty wide there. As for access, you will have no issues getting to the memory, the motherboard screws or the 8-pin power plug, even if there was a second fan added.

 

scythe_ashura_cpu_cooler_review_33

 

I want to end with the glamour shot, and here we have the Ashura strapped into the D-frame waiting for testing.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

 

United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

 



Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Cases, Cooling & PSU content at our Cases, Cooling & PSU reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down