Scythe has always done well to attract attention to their packaging, and with the Big Shuriken 3, this has not changed. Across the top of the front panel, we see the company name and logo to the left, while the much larger product name, highlighted with red, pops right out at you. There is a mention of the fan choice, along with a large image of the cooler, which leaves the compatibility list in the bottom-right corner.
The next panel we see gets right to it with the claim of Zero Interference. The text goes on to explain that while compact, the Big Shuriken 3 will clear motherboard components as well as offering room for memory, thanks to the "specially shaped" design. This panel is also where the Kaze Flex 120mm slim PWM fan is addressed, as well as points like the lifespan, shock absorption, and low noise.
As we get to the back of the box, we see that Scythe uses this for all of the technical information. Not only are there five, dimensional renderings of the cooler and the fan, there is also a full specifications chart, which addresses everything we saw from the earlier chart, with the addition of the 100,000-hour lifespan of the fan, and its use of a Fluid Dynamic Bearing.
The last side of the box, at the top, is where we find the UPC codes for various regions, and to the right of them are addresses for support, should you need it. The rest of the panel is used to display warranty information on what Scythe covers, and that you will need to return the cooler to where it was purchased for any warranty or service. These twelve bullet points cover anything you will run into for the term of two-years.
Inside the box, we find that the cooler is well protected with the use of strategically placed cardboard. At the bottom of the cooler, the cardboard is bent to lift the cooler off the bottom of the box as well as taking the weight of the cooler. On top of the cooler is more cardboard, this time used to contain all of the hardware, while also protecting the fan and blades from being damaged. In this instance, our Big Shuriken 3 is in terrific shape thanks to the packaging.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Big Shuriken 3 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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