Scythe Minebea Cooling Fans

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For all of the results I have included the audio files immediately below each of the fan sizes and labelled them according to Scythe's fan rating system, hopefully this will avoid any confusion as far as the results are concerned.

Scythe Minebea 120mm Series Fans

Minebea 120mm fans

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Scythe Minebea 92mm Fans

Scythe Minebea 92mm Fans

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Low

Scythe Minebea 80mm Fans

Scythe Minebea 80mm fans

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Low

Scythe Mini-Kaze

Scythe Mini-Kaze

In an ambient temperature of 29 degrees Celcius, the Mini-Kaze was able to reduce the temperature of my P5B Deluxe's 965 chipset to 35 deg C. Not a bad effort for a 40mm fan's attempt to cool down a surface area that a 60mm fan could cover more effectively.

Scythe Minebea Mini-Kaze performance

The Scythe Kama-Mini is barely audible at our stated recording distance of 30cm, and as such I haven't included a sound file for it. The Scythe Mini-Kaze is definitely recommended for those who can find a use for it. Providing additional cooling for passive heatsinks; replacing a worn out active fan on a chipset heatsink are all areas where the Mini-Kaze would excel... Especially for those in the pursuit of silence. Further, some HTPC cases may be able to utilise these fans for further cooling.

Now let's head over to the conclusion page to see how the Scythe Minebea fans and Scythe Mini-Kaze performed as a whole.
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Most Recent Comments

08-12-2007, 06:06:18

PV5150
Scythe recently released a line of cooling fans marketed as being able to provide higher static pressure - the Scythe Ultra Kaze. Well being Overclock3D we decided to test the hell out of them to see if they really can deliver....

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...105417241s.jpg

Scythe Ultra Kaze

08-12-2007, 06:22:40

FarFarAway
Awesome detailed review Peevs. Looks like they're a winner

08-12-2007, 08:09:05

PV5150
Thanks Kemp I'm glad you liked it.

08-12-2007, 09:08:50

weihk
OOOOOOoooooooo

nice review, well done.

if i get a much bigger case for me next build, i'll consider these fans instead of the thinner S-Flex.

08-12-2007, 10:30:31

FragTek
Very sweet fans, great review Matt as usual!!! Looks like I know which fans I'll be using for my next build. I bet those Ultra 3000's in push/pull around a triple 120mm rad would be amazing.

08-12-2007, 10:57:18

PV5150
Thanks weihk and Fraggles.

@ FragTek: Yeah those Ultra 3000 would work perfectly in a push/pull config. Just make sure you run them at 7v though aight

09-12-2007, 08:01:11

Mullet
Nice review Matt....i fancy 3 of the 2000rpm Kazes for my pa120.3.

09-12-2007, 08:33:57

PV5150
Thanks Mullet. Yeah the Ultra 2000's will get you rocking

09-12-2007, 09:29:03

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Thanks weihk and Fraggles.

@ FragTek: Yeah those Ultra 3000 would work perfectly in a push/pull config. Just make sure you run them at 7v though aight
U know me peevs, I'd be tryin to run em all at about 18v :rocker:
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