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Scythe Rasetsu (SCRT-1000) CPU Cooler

Scythe takes the Yasya and re-engineers it to bring us the Rasetsu SCRT-1000 CPU cooler. If you're looking for respectable cooling with space constraints in mind, this could be your ticket.
By Chad Sebring from Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:59 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Scythe





Just recently we all got to see the awesome capabilities Scythe is able to produce with the Ninja 3 SCNJ-3000, which just so happens to be the new leader in the air cooling game with two fans. Before that, the last submission from Scythe was the Yasya SCYS-1000, which has a fair amount to do with the cooler we are going to look at today. The main idea, in a nutshell, was to take the ideas from the Yasya and twist things around, offering a cooler with a change in direction, and doing so with the need for less room to house this cooler.


Along with the Yasya, Scythe is keeping the T.M.L.F. (Trident Multi Layer Fin) design in this new arrival. It is also being cooled by the same Slip Stream, PWM fan with the expansion slot manual control knob. This should give the cooler a good set of lungs to keep temperatures at bay; but there is one important change in today's sample. Scythe elected to bend the fin arrangement over on its side and allow the fan to blow down at the motherboard. This will not only allow it to fit where other towers may not, but it also adds a good dose of high velocity air onto the motherboard components.


Just like with the Samurai ZZ and the Yasya, the Rasetsu we are about to look at keeps the V.T.M.S. (Versatile Tool-Free Multiplatform System). In a nutshell, the system uses clip-in assemblies to mount the AMD and Intel hardware to the cooler. This also means you won't have to pull out your motherboard to allow this cooler to be installed correctly. You get push-pins for Intel, and a pair of latches for AMD sockets. With all the ideas that make up the Rasetsu SCRT-1000 cooler from Scythe fresh in your mind, let's get a look at the full specifications and get the Rasetsu on the TECC to see how well it does.


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