Scythe SCKTN-5000 Katana 5 CPU Cooler Review

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A Closer Look

Out of the box, the Scythe Katana 5 looks very nice with its bright stainless steel design. The gaps between the vents are well spaced and overall the design gives you a lot of confidence. The push pin design to the mounting bracket might initially throw anyone off who isn’t used to it, but that will soon become much clearer.

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With the fan fitted, the side profile gives you a much better idea of how this has been designed. Not only does it have a rather flat-plush design to the rear, but you will note that the front end (with the fan) is set a little higher. As such, you should have absolutely no issues regarding RAM clearance regardless of how you fit this cooler.


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When the fan is fitted, you will note that you get an excellent coverage of the cooler itself. Despite the fan only being 92mm in design, it looks surprisingly good and suits the low-profile of the radiator itself very well.

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The contact plate for the Scythe Katana 5 has a nice sleek surface with 6 pipes leading off to the radiator. You will also, again, note the push pin design which is intended to make installation to your motherboard quick and straightforward.

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