By the book, the Fuma 2 gave us what we expected to see, plus a whole lot more. Being a dual-tower design, we have a knack of guessing right about where it will fall on the list thermally, and in that respect, there were no real surprises. However, when it comes to noise levels, we were astounded at the lack of noise from this cooler! We have gone through quite a few cooler that claim to be the quietest, and here we find the Fuma topping the charts, all while never once mentioning the awesomeness it has in store on the box.
They do cover things like the HPMS III, and it is one of maybe three or four systems of mounting a cooler we absolutely love, RAM clearance which it has in spades, and the asymmetric design that makes that all possible. On top of that, the black top fins mixed with the matte black and gray of the fans is a sleek looking addition to just about any system out there that can house a 155mm tall CPU cooler.
The results were not fantastic thermally, but in the field of what beats it, we saw four or five coolers similar in cost, that could do better. By all means, feel free to buy one of them, but the majority of them will make your ears bleed, and the Ninja 5 is the only one we would consider head to head comparison, and either way, you are still buying a Scythe cooler! Scythe is also sure to up their game, and we mentioned Noctua a few times now, but that is the feel it seems they are going for. From the packaging to the accessories, to the easy to use hardware, it is all very familiar, and we love that Scythe is stepping up their game, and not shifting that cost onto the customers.
So, even though the Fuma 2 did not cool as well as it could have, that extra four degrees in the tank hurt them a bit, but all around, we have very little reason not to recommend you buy this cooler, no matter what the motherboard is, no matter your memory arrangement, the Fuma 2 is here ready and willing for you to give it a chance!
Usually, while we talk of stellar appearances and near-complete silence of operation, we would have to end with something like "get your bank accounts ready for a hit like this," but that is not the case at all! Considering that only five out of the top thirty or so in our chart are even near the $50 mark says a lot about the Fuma 2 as it sits right there with them. The Fuma 2 proves you do not have to break the bank to get all of the feeling of something like a Noctua, with a better noise profile, while losing a couple of degrees to it. We would gladly spend half the money for a couple of degrees difference, and at just $59.99, for those on a budget, this is damn hard to pass up on.
For those with deep pockets, even you can appreciate what we just showed off in the Fuma 2, and it all comes together to prove that Scythe knows what they are doing, and what we thought were flukes with randomly good performance and lower sounds levels is a real thing, and we feel Scythe is now a company to keep your eye on, as you never know what sort of amazing stuff they will come up with next to keep them more than just relevant in the CPU cooling game!
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line
The Fuma 2 is a sleek looking dual-tower design that delivers decent performance with almost no noise involved! Considering cost, performance, and all other things, it is hard to pass a cooler such as this by.