Scythe and the Fuma Rev.B have a lot going for them. The cooler is stout and beefy, it is robust and aesthetically pleasing, and the performance is terrific for the amount of money you have to invest. We like the looks of the design and can appreciate the compact nature of a dual 120mm tower cooler. While there is a slight issue with the cooler covering the memory, the Fuma Rev.B will fit in many cases that the D15 and other 140mm fan based dual tower coolers will not. The look of the alternating fins is nice, and the odd shapes and sawtooth edges do play their part in aiding the efficiency level of the Fuma Rev.B. On top of it all, literally, there are highly polished fins which add that bit of flair, and will also reflect any chassis lighting that may glow onto it, making for a seamless blend between the chassis and cooler.
The hardware is some of the best money can buy for a tower cooler. Not only do they now include AM4 mounting capabilities, but the hardware is also solid, easy to use, and leaves little guesswork when it comes to if the Fuma Rev.B is mounted correctly. The Slipstream fans that come along for the ride are perfect for this tower, in fact, these are fans that others should look for when it comes to cooling their towers too. Using PWM to control them, they can handle everything we threw at them, with very little noise involved. When it came to gaining headroom, the Slipstreams were up to the task, delivering more efficiency to the design, all at the same time, not making your ears bleed to do it. While we do feel that Scythe could easily adjust the fan curve to deliver all of the performance at once, we also saw Scythe leaned to silence above performance, and we can appreciate that angle too. As we sit and ponder issues, we are left drawing a blank beyond memory clearance.
The factor that most of our readers will appreciate is that fact that you get better than average performance with little to no noise involved, at half of the price of much of its competition. At just $45.99 to get the Fuma Rev.B, we can see no reason, case willing, not to give this cooler a chance to keep your CPU cool. The manufacturing and overall feel are high-end, and so are the looks. The main reason for this cooler is so Scythe could gain AM4 users as customers, but all the same, the bang for the buck associated with the Fuma Rev.B is some of the best we have seen in quite some time.
If we were in the market for a slick looking, performance-oriented design with little noise involved, the Scythe Fuma Rev.B would be our choice to fill that need.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||96%|
The Bottom Line: The Fuma Rev.B is made to entice AM4 owners, but no matter which camp you are in, this cooler is hard to beat! It is attractive, it is a sound design with little noise involved, and is ripe for the picking with such a small fee to obtain it.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Fuma Rev.B 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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