Scythe Yasya Review
Scythe are back and unlike our football team, have actually returned with positive results.
In a nutshell, the Yasya Heatsink offers performance that is comparable to the similarly proportioned Prolimatech Megahalem. While the two products are priced almost identically, Prolimatech do not bundle a fan with the Megahalem and so your overall expense could be as much as £20 higher than the Scythe after you get round to buying one. As for the Noctua NH-D14, yes it does outperform the Scythe by significant margins however it shouldn't be forgotten that it holds a £30 price premium for this.
Like many tower coolers, we must stress that you should check that your case has sufficient clearance to fit this 158mm tall heatsink. We would hope that those who are truly serious about overclocking have bought a case that can support such coolers, but our point still stands.
All in all, we quite like what the cooler has to offer. Out of the box, you are provided with a multi socket compliant heatsink and a respectable 120mm fan to boot. The installation process is quick and simple, while the performance is very much in line with similarly priced examples. You can buy the Scythe Yasya for as little as £36.59 today, which in our opinion makes the cooler an excellent purchase. Well done Scythe.
- Competitive Performance
- Easy to Install
- 120mm fan included
- Lack of bolt through mechanism may annoy Intel mount haters