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Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Scythe

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




Looking at the chart above you can see that Scythe uses the SCKC-3000 naming for the GKC2 cooler. In this cooler you have two separated fin arrays with 36 aluminum fins on each stack. These stacks are angled outward, and have the fins bent into a V-shape to take better advantage of the air flow from the fan on top. The fin stacks have a set of four 6mm diameter heat pipes. These pipes come out of a two piece copper base, and are bent to cross over the base as they feed heat to the fin stack opposite the side the pipes began from. This cooler is fairly tall measuring in at 171.21mm in height, but the rest of the cooler is 140mm squared. The nice thing about the GKC2 cooler is that even though it is large compared to the standard offerings, it only weighs a mere 760 grams, with the fan included.


The one 140mm fan that ships with the GKC2 is labeled as a SY1425HB12M-P. This 25mm thick fan is capable of speeds up to 1300 RPM delivering as much as 97.18 CFM of air flow to the fin array. It is also rated to deliver 30.7 dBA of noise into the environment, while producing the lower 1.02mmH2O of static pressure as it spins on its sleeve bearing. The nice thing about the way this fan delivers air into the SKC2 is that it is oriented to blow down at the motherboard. So, while the fins may pre-heat that air flow a bit, at least this massive cooler is delivering some sort of air flow to the vital components around the CPU as well.


As far as I know, I am not even sure that the Grand Kama Cross 2 cooler is going to be sold on this side of the pond. What I am seeing was that this was an April release of this cooler, and since then, we still have no listings locally. I did see that the cooler released overseas and was priced then at 4,980 Yen. For those without an abacus or a conversion right at hand, that is near $50 US dollars to obtain the Grand Kama Cross 2.


From what I have seen already, I do have to give it to Scythe with this design. It seems to be delivering in the cost category, and we saw from the chart above that they do well on the audio end of things as well. What is left now is to look at the packaging and the cooler, and see in a few pages just how well the Grand Kama Cross 2 from Scythe performs.

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