Scythe Ninja 3

Written by Luke Ponio    Sunday, 25 July 2010 21:11
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Scythe has been in the PC cooling market for over half a decade.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Scythe’s first CPU cooler was the Scythe Kamakaze, released in 2002. The Kamakaze’s success in Japan convinced Scythe to begin exporting products to the rest of the world. Scythe’s US operations began in Northern California in 2004 until moving to Los Angeles later that year.

Scythe’s first monster heatsink, the Ninja, was released in 2004. It started a trend in the industry towards large aluminum fins, a ridiculous amount of heatpipes, and 120mm fans. Before then, high-end heatsinks were made purely of copper and were just starting to incorporate heatpipe technology. 80mm and 92mm fans were pretty much standard for CPU coolers, power supplies, and case fans.

The Ninja may look like a familiar design today but back then it was quite original. It went through a number of revisions, a successor called the Ninja 2, and finally the latest Ninja 3 which we are going to take a look at today.

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