Review: Scythe Ninja 5 air cooler

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Today, we are reviewing an air cooler from Scythe: the NINJA 5. The last time we got our hands on this company’s cooler was a whopping 10 years ago – it was the Ninja 3 model (which earned the ...

    Review: Scythe Ninja 5 air cooler
     
  2. ruthan

    ruthan Master Guru

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    Aplhacool has lots of products called Eisbeart XXX black, it would nice named that one in charts better.. because its still best one.
     
  3. Texter

    Texter Ancient Guru

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    You'd think they'd call this one the Sumo...:eek:1.2 kg...
     
  4. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    Do you mount it on top of the case?
     

  5. T_Ban

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    been using one for 2 years , this cooler is built for silent yet it's so close to D15 in performance and for half the price and you get a free magnetic screwdriver , ram clearnce is good and fit on most cases

    great review
     
  6. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    What would that do?
     
  7. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    r/whoosh lol. Hes being sarcastic because of its size.
     
  8. theoneofgod

    theoneofgod Ancient Guru

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    I guess I'm used to seeing large heatsinks that aren't AIO's. Oh well.
     
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    damn I thought the orochi was a giant heavy cooler this has to be second place
    it is better thou
     
  10. sam640

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    Looks fantastic. Especially with the lack of RGB.
     

  11. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    I can see that it's not compatible with something like 4x8GB HyperX Predator series...Only low profile ram would fit properly, just like in this review.
     
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    what settings did you use for testing with wPrime 2.10 ? i got the 1024 part but what about thread count ? because by default wprime uses 4 threads wich gave me way lower temps so im not sure how to compare this review
    i got a R5 3600x i think i set the thread count to 12 and that should be good , so that must mean that you guys set thread count to 16 for the ryzen 7 3700x
     
  13. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    Ordered, really like Scythe stuff. Had to import from another country though.
     
  14. Tom Sunday

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    The socket dimensions for the newly Alder Lake mandated LGA-1700 is about 7.5mm taller than Intel's current LGA 1200 socket and this forcing all mobo architectures later this year to dramatically changing. PCIE 5.0 and DDR5 are the angels of the morning. Meaning that the Ninja 5 will essentially be obsolete by the end of this year since their current chipset 'cooling block' will not fit nor cover the new rectangular shape Z590 CPU molds. This I think will most certainly make people think twice before investing in a new or upgraded air-cooler in the months to come. I am curious in how the industry or sellers will handle this matter? Will buyers in fact get a FREE new fitting Z590 block (retrofit) since by November 2021 (when Alder Lake hits the market) the Ninja 5 essentially becoming unusable. Would you buy a used Ninja 5 installed only for a few months from me before I upgrade to Alder Lake? Thoughts?
     

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