Scythe Orochi CPU Cooler

Introduction

Introduction
 
Scythe is a name synonymous with aftermarket cooling hardware. I would like to wager that there aren't too many PC enthusiasts who hadn't at least seen, owned or heard about this well known Japanese based company's products. But who are Scythe, and what do they do?
 
Scythe Co., Ltd. (Registered & incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started in Akihabara Electric Town located in Tokyo Japan, where visitors can find the latest electric products from computer parts and accessories to the world’s most advanced cellular phones with video camera capabilities, small displays and the ability to play movies!

Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacture of PC parts & gaming devices for “DIY PC Experts!”. Scythe’s first venture was to manufacture a super powerful YET super quiet CPU cooler (Scythe Kamakaze CPU cooler), and with the great success of this Kamakaze CPU cooler, Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan’s Akihabara Electric Town. Shortly there after, due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world.
 
Scythe OrochiScythe has had an impressive run of success with their range of innovative and well-performing CPU heatsinks; plus they've gathered a considerable fan base along the way. From the Scythe Ninja through to the Scythe Mugen, there is a Scythe heatsink for every possible scenario and end-user.

Today, I have been given the opportunity to review the Scythe Orochi CPU Cooler, which is quite possibly the largest CPU heatsink that I've ever gotten my hands on - it's simply massive! Furthermore; the Scythe Orochi has been marketed as 'Quad-core ready and able to be used in a fanless capacity.
 
Right, enough of the chit-chat let's get down to business by checking out the Scythe Orochi's specifications. The specifications were taken directly from Scythe's product page.
 
 
 
 
 
Specifications
 
Model Name: Orochi CPU Cooler

Model Number: SCORC-1000

Compatibility:
Intel:
Socket 478 All Speeds
Socket T/(LGA)775 All Speeds

AMD:
Socket 754 All Speeds
Socket 939 All Speeds
Socket AM2 All Speeds
Socket 940 All Speeds

Dimension:
120 x 194 x 155mm / 47.24 x 76.38 x 61.02inch (Overall Dimension)
140 x 140 x 25mm / 55.12 x 55.12 x 9.84inch (Fan Dimension)

Fan Speed: 500rpm (±10%)

Fan Noise: 10.8dBA

Air Flow: 29.39CFM

Weight:
1155g (Unit) + 130g (Fan)
2.55lb (Unit) + 0.29lb (Fan)
 
With a gross mass of nearly 1300 grams the Scythe Orochi is bordering on the insane, but the 10 heatpipes and cooling surface area should enable it to present some really good cooling figures on the board. Let's head over the page to have a look at the review specimen in a little more detail.
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Most Recent Comments

12-06-2008, 09:24:51

PV5150
Who is the biggest daddy of them all? We say the Scythe Orochi hands down...

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...133940563s.jpg

Read the review here

12-06-2008, 09:52:34

!TIMMY!
I bet you have to be careful not to damage the cpu wen installing it.

12-06-2008, 10:05:54

PV5150
It clamps down real tight. I was more concerned about the capacitors around the socket area though tbh as the mounting bars just clear them.

12-06-2008, 10:27:46

FarFarAway
Looks like a beast of a cooler, deffo one for those who want high end air cooling

Nice review as usual Peevs

12-06-2008, 10:46:08

!TIMMY!
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Looks like a beast of a cooler, deffo one for those who want high end air cooling...
Slap on a Notua fan and bingo.

12-06-2008, 12:39:37

Kerotan
Wow... that thing is a beast. If it fell off it would take off your graphics card(s) and souncard on the way down! I wonder if it would fit in a 900- looks like it would be a pretty tight squeeze tbh, but i really like the idea of near-silent air cooling. Decent review as well (y)

12-06-2008, 14:18:51

niky_d
Great review mate.

This is a massive cooler, I would be a little afraid for my mb though. But I would certainly like to have one of these.

13-06-2008, 03:56:21

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback guys, and I'm glad you enjoyed the review

13-06-2008, 13:57:42

gotmaxpower
Whats this babeh compared to the likes of the Tuniq Tower?



That thing is gigantic.

13-06-2008, 14:11:41

Rastalovich
Looks one heck of a beast.

Might be a bit intrusive for my liking, but u can`t argue with results.
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