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Thideras's Scythe Orochi review

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Ben333

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EDIT: April 19th (2009),
Since OC Pulse was taken down, thideras has decided to post the review up here:
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?p=6067878#post6067878

ITS HERE!!!
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?p=6067878#post6067878
:beer::beer::beer::beer:

Well in the past few months I have been working on ProCooling and hiring new people to try and make the site better. One of the things I did was hired reviewers and Thideras is one of them :beer: So because of the wonderful people at Scythe and Jab-Tech I sent him an Orochi which he is currently reviewing :) He will shortly be posting some data he has collected so far as a teaser and then, when its done, we will link to the review.

Thread approved by Krag, Super Moderator

UPDATE: March 18
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Automata

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Started testing tonight. The tests will be on my QX9650 with speeds from 3.0 to 4.4 with 200mhz increments (400fsb with half multis ;)). I tested voltages so that it will be stable during these tests. I am doing multiple mounts to make our testing more accurate, so this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am not able to give impressions at this point, and I am only showing part of my data as I don't want to give everything away! Sorry about that :-/

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Brolloks

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It is one huge cooler, must be a pain to mount

From the data it seems to be quite an effective passive cooler, with some laminar flow one could have a very good silent cooler, natural convection will not be enough to dissipate the heat from the fins
 

Automata

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It is one huge cooler, must be a pain to mount

From the data it seems to be quite an effective passive cooler, with some laminar flow one could have a very good silent cooler, natural convection will not be enough to dissipate the heat from the fins
Yes, it is big. I can't comment on how it mounts just yet. ;)

I must make a note. I am using the program called "Core Damage". It puts out substantially more heat than Prime95/Orthos and even Intel's own TAT.
 
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Ben333

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Heh, from that pic it looks even bigger than I thought. If I'm not mistaken, that gets in the way of your upper PCI-E slots? :p Or on longer cards anyway.
 

Hazaro

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I think they want you to mount it the other way so a fan on top can cool your ram ;)
 

Automata

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I think they want you to mount it the other way so a fan on top can cool your ram ;)
Possibly, but the point of this review is to test the heatsink, and that is what I'm doing. Other temps be damned ;)
 

Automata

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Does the motherboard flex in a vertical position?
I can test later tonight. I run the motherboard without the nuts holding it down, so I MUST remember to put them on first >.<
 

WonderingSoul

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Yes, it is big. I can't comment on how it mounts just yet. ;)

I must make a note. I am using the program called "Core Damage". It puts out substantially more heat than Prime95/Orthos and even Intel's own TAT.

Thanks for the heads up on "Core Damage." Any links to it? I wanna test it out. I have only been using P95 to dump heat and really wanna get my CPU A'BURNIN!
 

Omsion

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I think they want you to mount it the other way so a fan on top can cool your ram ;)
I'd make that decision based on the case - depending on whether the exhaust is top panel or back panel. I'd want airflow to go through the fins to the exhausts - not bump into the top/bottem fin :p

Another thing to try is with a fan in a tower position. Add that to the list?