|Best CPU Cooler Performance Q2-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles - Testing by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 28 July 2010|
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Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler
Scythe struck the perfect combination of performance and value with their Mugen 2 CPU cooler, which earned our Editor's Choice honors mention. Despite it's proven performance, there were critics of the large square design who wanted more excitement. Enter the Scythe Yasya heatsink, model SCYS-1000. This CPU cooler uses many of the same test-proven design features, and adds a whole new appearance inside the computer case.
The Scythe Yasya pairs staggered heat-pipe rods to a jagged aluminum fin array. An aluminum heatsink rides atop the nickel-plated copper base, and all six heat-pipe rods benefit from two ranges of cooling. Scythe includes one of their famous 120mm Slip Stream fans with the SCYS-1000 cooler kit, but there are wire retaining clasps for up to two 120mm fans attached to the front and back of the Yasya heatsink.
While the Scythe Yasya offers versatile mounting on both AMD and Intel processor sockets, the SCYS-1000 kit uses fragile plastic push-pin clips for Intel mounting while AMD clips make use of excellent clamping pressure. Unfortunately, Yasya lacks the bolt-through mounting system of the Mugen-2. On the other hand, Scythe utilizes a polished contact surface on Yasya, which works really well with thin/low viscosity pastes from our 80-way Thermal Interface Material Performance Test.
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