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Old October 26, 2008, 09:59 PM
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Default Scythe Introduces Kama Angle CPU Cooler

Scythe have just introduced the new Kama Angle CPU cooler, which as you may have surmised features an angled design.

"Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces its newest CPU-Cooler. Together with Quietpc.com, there was a product developed which uses a unique design to fit everybodysí needs.

The special angular shape of the cooler allows to optimize the airflow through a PC system by utilizing the PSU and rear case fans. For perfect compatibility and flexibility, Kama Angle can be mounted in four different directions.

Scythe supplies Kama Angle with a new ultra silent SlipStream-fan, which uses PWM. The PWM-technology allows a temperature-dependent regulation of fan speed directly controlled by mainboard BIOS and is supported by lots of motherboards available on the market. The supplied fan can be mounted in three different ways to supply optimal airflow inside the case.

Kama Angle is compatible with all current sockets. Mounting accessory for Intel Socket 478 and LGA 775 is supplied as well as for AMD Socket 754, 939, AM2 and AM2+.

Scythe uses materials of highest quality. The baseplate consists of nickle plated copper to avoid corrosion of the used material.

The Kama Angle can be purchased from now on for an MSRP of XXX $ / 29.90 Euro excl. VAT."



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Old October 26, 2008, 10:51 PM
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Bleh. Who's the genius that put that design together without any shroud?
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Bleh. Who's the genius that put that design together without any shroud?
Ya it does look a little ugly... and its also push pin for some reason?
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Old October 27, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Looks like a sideways version of the Scythe Kama Cross. Looks like you can mount dual fans facing the other direction, thankfully.
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It's not whether it looks good or not, but without a shroud to force the fan to pull air through the fins, there's no way that fan is going to be working anywhere maximum efficiency. I lose a full degree on my TRUE just from the 1/4" gap between the fan and the fins at the top. On this heatsink, with that huge gap, it'll be brutal. Now, if there's room, mounting a pair of fans on the outside would eliminate that issue, although there's no telling what other components that will interfere with.
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