In today’s review, I am taking a look at a cooler from a somewhat less ubiquitous brand in the UK: Scythe. Scythe is a heatsink and fan manufacturer based in Japan. They’ve made a wide series of coolers including the rather well known, if hard to find Scythe Ninja, the Scythe Mugen and the rather infamous Orochi. Sadly very few places (especially in the UK) actually stock their products which is a shame given their good tack record. Regardless, today on the test bench next to me, I will be testing of their new heatsinks which is dubbed as the Ashura. The Ashura a single tower, heatpipe based cooling solution with a 140mm fan. From the looks of it, this cooler is designed not only to be silent in operation, but thermally efficient too.
Does the Scythe Ashura have what it takes to be one of the more thermally efficient and competitive coolers that I will test? It looks promising on paper but as we all know, the tests speak for themselves. So without any further ado, let’s quickly check the specifications of the cooler before getting up close and personal with the Ashura. However, before we continue, let’s take a quick look at what Scythe is all about.
Scythe began its operation and business since November, 2002, as a distributor and the manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support.
At Scythe, we believe that the best ideas for product come simply from knowing customers’ needs and their expectations. Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too! We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assure that its quality will be up to the “Zero Tolerance” standards!