Scythe Ultra Kaze 120mm Fans

Packaging and A Closer Look

Packaging and A Closer Look

I have always been a fan of Scythe's packaging for their fans. They stand out very well and always look professional; the fact that you can physically see what you're getting for your money is a nice feature of the packaging too.


Scythe Ultra Kaze Packaging_front Scythe Ultra Kaze 120mm fan packaging_rear
Scythe Ultra Kaze side of package Scythe Ultra Kaze side of package_2
 
The Ultra Kaze packaging is extremely sturdy and I'd have absolutely no concerns about the fans arriving safely on your doorstep, even with the most incompetent courier possible. With the fan firmly sandwiched in a cardboard surround and further protected by a thick plastic shroud on the outside, it could take quite a considerable battering or even a dose of wet weather and still remain protected.

Scythe Ultra Kaze package contents

Opening up the packaging you are greeted by the Ultra Kaze fan, which I must admit looks really impressive with its 38mm shroud. Scythe has also included a 3- to 4-pin connector and 4 fan screws.

Let's take a closer look...


A Closer Look


The Ultra Kaze' fans really look the part and border on looking very similar to the high air-flow Delta's thanks to their increased thickness.
 
Scythe Ultra Kaze illustrating thickness Scythe Ultra Kaze front
 
You will notice that Scythe has not included any sleeving on the fan cable, but I guess this would simply add to the cost. Alternatively, it means that you can choose to sleeve it with any colour that you prefer.
 
Scythe Ultra Kaze and Scythe S-FLEX comparison Scythe Ultra Kaze laying flat

In the image immediately above you can see the difference between the Scythe Ultra Kaze and an Scythe S-FLEX cooling fan. Big difference...and a lot sexier in my opinion. The Ultra Kaze is the meat and potatoes fan for the cooling enthusiast; short of the Delta anyway.

So will the Scythe Ultra Kaze be able to provide the increased static pressure that Scythe market them by? Well over the next few pages we hope to answer this for you. First up let's head over the page to quickly run over some theory...
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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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