Scythe Infinity Conroe HeatPipe CPU Cooler

A closer Look - The Scythe Infinity

A close up of the Scythe Infinity

We've seen the packaging, now is the time to take a look at the cooler itself...

scythe infinity packaging

Even when compared to a 120mm fan, this cooler is very big. You can again see the cardboard protecting the cooler fins from damage.

scythe infinity

The base is protected by plastic shrink-wrapping - no scratches here.

scythe infinity side view

Here we see a side view of the impressive fins on the cooler. Notice 5 heatpipes peeping up through them? I'll come to those later.

scythe infinity front view

This view allows us to see a bit more through the fins. Also we can see the "tool-less" installation mounting pins.

scythe infinity base

Not content with just a load of heatpipes, Scythe include a hefty heatsink on top of the base for even more cooling power.

scythe infinity heatpipes view

There we have them. Five per side, the Infinity has 10 heatpipes to dissapate the heat from even your most heat-ridden CPU. Going through the fins to really exhange heat, the Scythe Infinity has a factor of 10 going for it.

scythe infinity top view

Scythe have finished off the top of the cooler in style. The screw-top polished holders give a real impression of money well spent, with the Scythe logo sitting in the middle of the brushed top.

The base

When I first ripped of the plastic covering on the base I was a little disappointed:

scythe infinity

It looked "OK" but not amazing. However with previous experience of other heatsinks in my mind, I got out some TIM cleaner and cleaned the base up with it.

scythe infinity

There we go. Excellent shiny and smooth. I also tested the base with some glass to make sure it was flat and the cooler is very flat - no lapping needed here.

Specifications

Taken from Scythe's site:

Specifications for Infinity CPU Cooler

Model Name:

 

Infinity CPU Cooler

 

Model Number:

 

SCINF-1000

 

Manufacturer:

 

Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan

 

Compatibility:

Intel:

 

Socket 478 all speeds

Socket T / (LGA)775 all speeds

 

AMD:

 

Socket 754 all speeds
Socket 939 all speeds
Socket 940 all speeds
Socket AM2 all speeds

 

Combined Dimensions:

 

125 x 116 x 160mm

 

Fan Dimensions:

 

120 x 120 x 25mm

 

Fan Noise Level:

 

23.5dBA

 

Air Flow:

 

46.5CFM

 

Fan Speed:

 

1200rpm (±10%)

 

Weight:

 

960g

 

Installation Manual:

 

Infinity CPU Cooler Manual (English / French / German)


Fan and Noise

 

As I don't have a dba meter at the moment, I will have to judge the noise by my own ear. As stated in the testing procedure in the following pages, I am using an Antec P180b for the review. The fans are set to medium which is audible, but only a whisper.


With the fan going full pelt, the Infinity is just audible over the rest of the system when overclocked. At idle you cannot hear it. To me this is awesome for a cooler boasting the cooling prowess that the Infinity does, as you can see in later pages.


If you're a fan of quiet in your case, then you will be happy with the Infinity sitting in there, I am confident of that.


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Most Recent Comments

12-09-2006, 08:59:50

FarFarAway
We take a look at this beasty CPU cooler and pair it with a Core 2 duo to show you whether you're Conroe is safe under it

Check it here

12-09-2006, 09:40:19

FragTek
Ger review Kemp, and super nice cooler I might add. I'll make sure to start recommending it as one of the best

12-09-2006, 09:43:32

Ham
Another great review. Keep it up.
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