|Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA1366 Q2-2009|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 04 August 2009|
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Scythe Zipang 2
Scythe is a name associated with several popular enthusiast-level cooling fans, primarily because of their ability to delivery impressive airflow with minimal noise. The Scythe Zipang 2, which is an updated version of their Zipang cooler, comes with a polished copper base, six heatpipes, aluminum fin-sink, and a silent 140mm fan with an airflow of up to 51.43 CFM at a noise level of 22.74dBA. At the time of this article the Zipang 2 was not available online, although Scythe has suggested a retail price of $58.
Scythe Zipang 2 Features
Scythe Kaze Maru 140 mm Fan
V.T.M.S. (Versatile Tool-Free Multiplatform System)
M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure)
Total 6 Heatpipe
Wide Range Cooling
Optional 120 mm Fan
The former Zipang CPU Cooler was further developed and is now available as the second version with various improvements. The M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure)which is known from Mugen 2 was adjusted and applied to increase the overall performance of Zipang 2 CPU Cooler. Kaze Maru 140 mm fan was used to further optimize performance and airflow.
Improvements in performance were achieved by adopting and further tuning the M.A.P.S.(Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure) which is known from the chart leading Mugen 2 CPU Cooler. Each of the total 6 copper-heatpipes is connected to a separated block of aluminum fins, from which the heat dissipation is resolved. Further optimization was done by utilizing M.A.P.S.(Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure) to use the airflow more efficiently. Constant airflow of 51.43 CFM (87 m³/h) is generated by the Scythe original Kaze Maru 140 mm fan which was used in the former Zipang CPU Cooler. To keep the noise level as low as 22.74 dba, the Kaze Maru fan rotates at a fan speed of 1,000 rpm.
Zipang 2 CPU Cooler can be customized according to the individual wishes of every user by exchanging the supplied fan to any aftermarket 120 mm case fans to reach more airflow and performance or lower fan speed and noise level. 120 mm case fan can be mounted using the supplied mounting clips which are used for the pre-mounted Kaze Maru 140 mm fan. Further improvements were achieved by adopting the V.T.M.S. (Versatile Tool-Free Multiplatform System) to the new Zipang 2 CPU Cooler to allow tool-free mounting to all common CPU sockets including AM3 and LGA1366.
Zipang 2 Specifications
About Scythe USA
So who is Scythe? What do they do? Many of you are asking this question while surfing our website. Scythe Co., Ltd. (Registered & incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started in Akihabara Electric Town located in Tokyo Japan, where visitors can find the latest electric products from computer parts and accessories to the world's most advanced cellular phones with video camera capabilities, small displays and the ability to play movies!
Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacture of PC parts & gaming devices for "DIY PC Experts!". For more information about Scythe Japan HQ, please visit the website at: www.scythe.co.jp (If you read Japanese!). Scythe's first venture was to manufacture a super powerful YET super quiet CPU cooler (Scythe Kamakaze CPU cooler), and with the great success of this Kamakaze CPU cooler, Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan's Akihabara Electric Town. Shortly there after, due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world.
In April of 2004 Scythe USA began local operations by establishing an office in Northern California. In October of 2004 Scythe USA moved operations to LA in order to work more closely with manufactures and streamline logistics to better service our US based partners. Have you seen/heard anything interesting, from Japan's Akihabara electric town that you'd like us to import to the US? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you!