Scythe Orochi CPU Cooler


Installation of the Scythe Orochi requires the motherboard backplate to be positioned and socket mount to be screwed to the heatsink.
backing plate in place Mounting hardware installation
The two mounting bars are screwed directly into the motherboard backplate with thin nylon washers in between. I found this part of the installation quite fiddly. You'll also notice that I had to remove my Noctua NC-U6 passive NB heatsink in order to install the Orochi.
Mounting bars in place
Once you've applied your thermal paste onto your CPU, simply orientate the Orochi and press down the two retaining clips and voila. The beauty of the Orochi's mounting system is that it is quite flexible in its orientation, although Scythe do recommend that it isn't placed with the front of the heatsink facing down.
Heatsink mounted Heatsink mounted_2
As long as you have sufficient headroom in your chassis, the Scythe Orochi will complement any rig (or dwarf it lol), but please be mindful of the width required in order to accommodate it as shown in the image below.
Image illustrating width
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Scythe Orochi.
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Most Recent Comments

12-06-2008, 09:52:34

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

12-06-2008, 10:05:54

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.Quote

12-06-2008, 10:27:46

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

Nice review as usual Peevs Quote

12-06-2008, 10:46:08

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.Quote

12-06-2008, 12:39:37

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)Quote

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