Scythe Kabuto CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction (Cont'd)

In Figure 5 we can see the six heatpipes. Notice how the upper heatsink is actually made of three independent heatsinks (partially independent, as some fins are interconnected in order to make it a solid structure). Each set of two heatpipes is connected to one of these three heatsinks.

Scythe KabutoFigure 5: Front view.

Scythe calls the system used on Kabuto M.A.P.S. (Multiple Pass-Through Airflow Structure). So, the air of the fan is directed to the motherboard, passing through the upper heatsinks and helping to cool the lower heatsink, as well as the components near the CPU, like the voltage regulator, chipset and memory modules.

Scythe KabutoFigure 6: Front view.

Removing the fan (which is a very simple task, you just need to release two metal clips) we can see how the heatsink looks like from the top.
Scythe KabutoFigure 7: Top view.
In Figure 8 you can take a general look of the heatsink set. Note how the base is made of two parts: a copper plate that keeps direct contact to the CPU and an aluminum heatsink, with the heatpipes in the middle of them.
Scythe KabutoFigure 8: Lower heatsink.
The base is made of nickel-plated copper with a perfect mirror surface, as you can see in Figure 9.
Scythe KabutoFigure 9: Base.

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Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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