Scythe Kabuto CPU Cooler
Cases and Cooling
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With less than a week till 2010 we have reached the last CPU Cooler review for the year 2009. This review is the 28th CPU Cooler review for the LGA1366 (Intel i7) socket and so that means that currently we have the largest i7 CPU Cooler database around with numbers for both idle and load states along with noise level readings. Of course we have more LGA1366 compatible CPU Coolers here with us and more arrive every day but these will have no choice but to join the database after the New Year. In any case the unit on our test bench today is no other than the Kabuto, a medium level CPU Cooling solution made by one of the leading companies in the field, Scythe.
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 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 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.
The Kabuto was created to fill the gap between the Zipang 2 and the Mugen 2 and as you can see later on it succeeds quite well. The unit is a C-Type design and that is sufficient enough to know that it will not perform on par with U-Type Tower CPU Coolers. On the other hand the size of both the heatsink and the bundled fan are two things that let you know that this is not a unit designed as a replacement of the stock cooling fan.