Scythe Ninja Mini CPU Cooler

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

So how did the Scythe Ninja Mini perform today?

First up, the Scythe Ninja Mini comes with everything that you need to get set up and ready to roll. The universal compatibility of the heat sink is a blessing for those who are on older platforms, and yet, still wish to enjoy the benefits afforded by this great little heat sink.

The price-point that Scythe has decided to run with for the Scythe Ninja Mini is impressive. The Scythe Ninja Mini comes in at £27.01 including 17.5% VAT from Scan Computers.

I must admit that I was incredibly impressed by the performance of the Scythe Ninja Mini today. It managed to keep my Q6600 G0 stepping processor sufficiently cool at idle and load. Even more impressive is the fact that it did so with considerably less weight and cooling surface area than its performace orintated siblings.

Whilst I was a little surprised at Scythe's decision to run with a traditional bearing fan instead of of a fluid bearing type, the included fan does well at delivering near silent operation. With the inclusion of additional fan clips means that you can always run with a fan of your own preference...even up to 92mm.

The Scythe Ninja Mini should certainly be on your short list if looking for a viable and extremely efficient cooling solution for your HTPC. The Scythe Ninja Mini should fit in the majority of HTPC cases currently available, but as common sense should dictate, always double check before purchasing.

Let's have a look at the Scythe Ninja Mini CPU Cooler's performance breakdown:

The Good
• Near universal compatibility
• Near silent operation
• Quality
• Price
• Looks
• Weight
• Performance

The Mediocre
• Utilises Intel's twist-lock mounting mechanism
• Fan may become an issue of your RAM has higher than normal heatspreaders
• Can be a little fiddly to install

The Bad
• Nothing to report

Today I have decided to award the Scythe Ninja Mini CPU cooler Overclock3D's "Recommended' award for its performance in todays review.

Overclock3D Recommended Award

Overclock3D would like to thank Scythe-EU for providing the Scythe Ninja Mini for review

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Most Recent Comments

04-12-2007, 05:30:48

Looking for a decent CPU cooler for your HTPC build? The Scythe Ninja Mini is well worth a look.

Check out the reviewQuote

04-12-2007, 06:02:25

Seems to have more than a few references to Scythe Kama Cross rather than Mini Ninja (I guess cut'n'past review format) incl. the award "Today I have decided to award the Scythe Kama Cross CPU cooler Overclock3D's "Recommended' award for its performance in todays review." Quote

04-12-2007, 06:09:49

Woops my apologies...fixed :iamwithstQuote

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