It is time to review Kabuto CPU cooler from Japan-based Scythe. This cooler has six heatpipes and three independent heatsinks, with a 120 mm fan placed horizontally. Will it perform well in our tests?
Kabuto is the Japanese word for the helmet wore by the Samurai. The cooler, however, does not look like a helmet, as we will see below.
The box, in shades of red, brings tons of info about the cooler.
Inside the box we found the cooler with the fan installed, installation hardware, a little bag of metallic thermal grease and the installation manual.
Kabuto has a very peculiar design. In Figure 3 you can have an idea of how it looks like, with a big horizontal heatsink and, over it, a 120 mm fan.