Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Patriot Torch 120GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: IN WIN D-Frame - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: SilverStone ST85F-G - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
- Software: RealTemp 3.70, AIDA64 Engineer 5.20.3400 and CPU-z 1.72.1 x64
To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.
All things were considered, when it comes to the stock setting, the Ninja 4 does a good job. It falls in the lower-end of the spectrum with AIO results and falls only 0.25 degrees behind the NH-D15S with the Ninja 4 coming in at 49.75 degrees at this time.
Even as we raised the clocks and TDP of the processor, we still find the Ninja 4 performing admirably. There are a few AIOs it outperforms, and the gap between it and the NH-D15S only slightly increases as the Ninja 4 comes in at 70.66 degrees here.
Noise Level Results
To level the playing field in the way we test the fans, we set the switch to the "H" or high position. Then we used a fan controller to limit the voltage at this point to 7.5V. With a reported fan speed of 1055 RPM, we pulled out the sound meter and took a reading of 29 dB at this time.
With 12V supplied to the fan, again in the high setting on the switch, we saw our fan spinning at 1505 RPM. At this time, things got noticeably louder, but the 47 dB result obtained here is still an acceptable noise level for most users.
PRICING: You can find the Scythe Ninja 4 SCNJ-4000 CPU Cooler for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Scythe Ninja 4 SCNJ-4000 CPU Cooler retails for $53 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Scythe Ninja 4 SCNJ-4000 CPU Cooler retails for £42 at Amazon UK.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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