Scythe Zipang / Zipang 2 Comparison
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Here in Greece we have a saying whenever something new replaces something old, 'The new one is better looking but the old one is something else' and i for once could not think of something else when i got both the 1 year old Zipang and the new Zipang 2 by Scythe. The reason behind that of course was that i wanted to have a firsthand look at the differences between these two and to see if the newest version improved the overall heat dissipation of the previous model.
Scythe is one of the most known companies in the PC industry mainly because they have been making some of the best coolers around for many many years. From the Scythe Ninja to the Scythe Zipang and Mugen, there is a Scythe cooling solution virtually for every possible need a user may have. It is no coincidence that the Scythe name has been synonym to the CPU cooling for a long time and from the looks of it their name just might get synonymous with many more PC hardware related products in the years to come.
Both coolers come bundled with 139-140mm fans and although the Zipang 2 supports all the latest sockets the original Zipang does not so in order to use it with LGA1366 you will need an extra mounting kit by Scythe. Also both units are mainly made for HTPC and midi cases that require low profile and rather silent CPU coolers. Design wise the differences are plenty but whether or not they make a difference is something that we will see later on.