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Scythe Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler Review (Page 4)

By: Chad Sebring from Jul 12, 2019 @ 22:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Scythe

Accessories and Documentation

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From what is found in the hardware box, we started with the more substantial pieces. Starting at the left, we are looking at the AMD top brackets, universal for all compatible AMD sockets. In the middle, we find the universal Intel backplate, which offers adjustable positions for the threaded bits, and even a place for the preload spacer for LGA775. That then leaves us with the Universal top brackets, which appear to not only support all Intel mounting but also appear to have holes for AMD if the orientation of the cooler needs to change to fit the motherboard.

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Scythe is sure to include a large tube of thermal grease, but there is only enough paste for three, maybe four applications in it. Below, to the left, we see the four black spacers, one side of which has a rubber washer on it for isolation, the Intel nuts for the brackets, and the LGA2011/2066 standoffs. To the right, there is the LGA775 preload spacer, and to the right of it are the AMD screws to secure the bracketry to the stock backplate. As for the shorter set of screws, we can only assume they are fan replacement screws for use with a thicker fan.

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The installation guide is generic in its imagery, and the text offered is not the best if you have never installed a cooler before. However, with any mechanical ability, the renderings do help with orientation of parts and what is used where, but you are left to fill in the gaps here and there in the process.

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