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Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 16, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Scythe

Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler

 

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At the top of the tower, we can see the frame of the 140mm fan, and the void in the middle of the cooler for it to build pressure as it blows into the towers. Each stack is at nearly forty-five degrees, each stack has 35 fins, and are both are topped with a cover which squares off the side profile.

 

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From the side, we can also see the fan exposed at the top of the cooler, but this time we spot the Scythe logo, and the slots cut into the covers. Since the fins are angled, it gives an illusion that the fins are very close, and reflects whatever is under the cooler in the edges of these fins.

 

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At this point, we notice that the view from the top and the bottom are the same. Now, we move a bit lower in the cooler and discuss the gently angled heat pipes, and the two-part base design.

 

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Either side view is also identical, so we again move to the bottom half of the GKC3. We can see that the pipes are offset, as they have to cross in the middle of the cooler before they run through the fins. From the side, we can see that the copper plate is solid and is the connecting point to the CPU, while the aluminum top half is milled to allow the pipes to travel through it.

 

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In a standard chassis layout, this is the view you will see the most. From the covers on either side to the matching anodized fan mounting panels, to the black fan frame, to the fans down to the grey blades, even down to the Scythe logo on the sticker, there is not one thing that is unattractive. From this angle, we can also see the sawtooth pattern of all of the fins leading edges in the stack.

 

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The two-part base is much clearer to see from this angle. On the side of the base, we see signs of solder on the heat pipes, both to the lower copper plate, as well as in the grooves of the aluminum section. The top of the cooler is finned to add some cooling capabilities, but is plowed down the middle to accept mounting hardware.

 

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At first glance, the base appears to be shiny, but on closer examination, just the faintest of grooves are still there from the machining process. The base is also convex, which will help when it comes to mounting pressure.

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