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, 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

04-12-2007, 07:54:57

i have one of those too!

lovly piece of kit, and i've fitted it in a HTPC too

and for anyone wanting to get one but think you might cut your fingers into million pieces.

you simply dont place your fingers where the push pins are, get a flat head screw driver, go from the top of the cooler, on all 4 corners there is a slot on those fins where you can see the push pin from the top.

on those push pins, theres a groove on top, simply use flat head screw driver, push it down till 'click', job done.

same as for unlocking the pin to remove, use flat head screw driver, twist it, and pull off.

pic of it fitted inside a HTPC (excues the 'cable managment')


04-12-2007, 08:07:04

What the fudge ! weihk u just scared the heck out of me with the cableness !

Don`t like 775 twisty clip in thingies >.<

Anywho, nice review m8, looks like a great choice for htpc or even a regular pc if u`r scared of heights.

Don`t personally like the price, I think Scythe products are overpriced in the UK in general tho. Imo.

Took a note of the 775 retention bracket, and I notice they`ve stripped the curves from the central section. This is a good thing, I`ve just had to hack a section away on one due to caps.Quote

04-12-2007, 10:21:27

Mr. Smith
Nice job fella, well written as usual

One thing though, I really think graphs should start from zero (the noise level graph), I find those styles of graphs to be misleading at first glance. Often people see a graph; higher is better 'woah, that one is loads better' when in reality the difference is small.

Obvously this is my personal opinion, not sure how other people feel but whenever I see this type of graph used on review sites I instantly become suspicous, as if the site was trying to mislead the reader (not that you would ever do that mate).Quote

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