Scythe, a long time player in the cooling world has been making waves recently. They are looking to make their own mark in the power supply industry, and with their Kamariki 4 entry; its looking very promising.
The mention of Scythe in computer circles usually conjurers up images of sleek and functional Fans, or advanced and unique tower coolers. All of the products we have come to know and love from Scythe. However to make it in the power supply market one needs form, function and reliability to be tightly woven if you are to succeed. Combining all these attributes brings us to the Kamariki.
It will be offered in two distinct versions and as of right now three wattage grades 450/550/650. The standard version will come hardwired with all of the necessary cables already attached. They will also offer a model they call the Plug-In which is semi-modular allowing us to only use the cables we require. However there is one more unique feature Scythe offers which has the potential to make many users very happy.
Mounted neatly beside all the other cables sits a trio of three pin connectors. For those of us who have 3-pin case fans, we will be able to connect them right to the power supply unit itself. But it gets better. Scythe has added a feature that allows the speed of these fans to be adjusted by the PSU based on the units output. This is what one calls good innovation. For those of us with HTPC or silent builds, this is a very welcomed addition.
Cooling for the Kamariki comes from its 100mm ‘Kaze Jyu’ which although smaller than is typically seen should provide more than adequate air flow. Finally, rounding out the design is an 80Plus Certification and fully sleeved cabling which has become as of late an industry standard.
The Kamariki 4 is currently available but yet to be seen in the Canadian Market. Pricing for these units start at $67 USD all the way up to $117 USD. More information can be found on Scythes product page.