Scythe Kama Angle and Thermal Elixir Scyte-1000

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Scythe Kama Angle

The shape of the Kama Angle is very distinctive, instead of a simple tower block of fins; the fins form a v-shape which is supposedly to produce a wider angle of cooling. The cooler does appear more like two smaller heatsinks that have been joined together to create the V-shape.

Overall there are 60 nickel plated fins, which are 0.4mm thick, layered in the tower format. All of them have little cut outs for the fan clips to be mounted onto so as to secure the fan. The fins are spaced 1.8mm apart so that the cooler reaches a grand height of 160mm.

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Overall, there are 8 heatpipes which is a considerable amount and they all span out from the main base. The copper heatpipes span out in different directions so as to dissipate heat all through the layered metal fins.

The bottoms of the copper pipes are left with their natural colour but are nickel-plated inside the fins. Unfortunately the finish on the heatpipes at the bottom isn’t great – it would have been nice to see them polished up a little because they are a little rough and raw.

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In contrast, the tops of the pipes look very attractive as they are topped with little shiny metal caps to hide the rough copper ends and make the cooler look much more professional.

Also, the top of the base has a scythe logo engraved into it.

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Looking at the base, there is a plastic cover that stops any grubby fingerprints or dirt ruining the finish. Also, in each corner there is a small screw hole that are used for screwing in the appropriate mounting bracket to the main heatsink.

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The base is very shiny and removing the protecting cover shows off the finish. The quality of this finish is often a good indicator as to how well made the CPU Cooler is and in this instance its first class – very reflective and gives an almost perfect reflection of the coin shown below.

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Time to take a look at the fan: it is completely black with a white scythe logo is the centre of the impeller. There is nine identical blades and the fan uses a PWM [pulse width modulation] connector which gives speeds of between 324 and 1200 RPM. However, if you use an adapter to convert the connection to a standard 3-pin, the fan will run at a constant 1200 RPM.

Supposedly, it produces airflow of 14.4-68.5 CFM and 6.4-24 dBA of noise and has standard dimensions of 120x120x25mm.

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To attach the fan, there are two wire clips that hook around the holes in the fan corners and then clip into the fins on the main heatsink to hold the fan secure – they are a little fiddly to use but once the fan is on it’s held tight.

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Finally, let’s take a quick look at the paste. It arrives in a tube with plastic moulded packaging and a cardboard backing. The front has a kind of honeycomb pattern at the bottom and a blue background. The reverse simply gives a short blurb about the paste.

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The tube has similar styling and contains 3.5g on the paste [about average]. The paste itself is grey/silver in colour with a smooth consistency – its pretty easy to spread too.