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Scythe Byakko SCBYK-1000 CPU Cooler Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Aug 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm CDT - 1 min, 41 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Scythe

Installation and Finished Product

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Anyone who has used an Intel stock cooler should have no issue with the push-pin system. The first thing to do is to make sure the slot on the top lines up with the brackets below, which ensures the locks are in the correct orientation. You then just need to align them with the motherboard holes and push them in until you hear them click.

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The click you hear is the center pins locking into the white plastic tabs that are also pushed through the motherboard holes. If you do not see the pins and locks on the back of the motherboard, you need to reassess your mounting of the Byakko.

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The Byakko did not appear this small until we installed it on the motherboard, and we perspective kicks in. The cooler is short in height, and even the wire fan clips do not extend past the RAM. The fan sits just above the memory for adequate flow into the fan and is still lower than the tips of the pipes on top.

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When it comes to memory selection, there is not a worry to be had. Our memory is taller than some, but not the tallest available, and since the Byakko is offset in design, the fan never comes close to causing conflict here.

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As we move back to look at the size of the Byakko and see what other issues may arise, we are left with nothing, again. Even of you desire a second fan, it will not affect mainstream motherboards but is venturing into the territory of HEDT and RAM on both sides of the cooler.

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When the motherboard is installed into the chassis, we find that the Byakko looks even smaller than it just did. The aesthetics are not spectacular by any means, but we do get the Scythe logo to look at, as well as pipe tips that blend in with the exposed aluminum fins.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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