The Scythe Big Shuriken 3. Big performance at a small price.

3lfk1ng

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Huge thanks to Scythe for sending us a review sample of their new Big Shuriken 3 heatsink. Please let us know your thoughts below!

Scythe, the heavy hitting underdog of the HSF world, has once again hit us with another surprise entry into the SFF market with their Big Shuriken 3. At just 70mm tall, it will be interesting to see how this cooler compares to the competition.
Read the review here.
 

rfarmer

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Nice review, wish the BS3 was just a bit shorter. What are you thoughts on noise levels between the Scythe and Noctua fans.
 

batterybull

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Curious to see how the noise is with the kaze 15mm vs the noctua 25mm, but so far this cooler seems beastly
 

Quango

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I wonder if they fit under the expansion cover of the inter-tech M-ITX cases (with the HDD mountings removed):


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3lfk1ng

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To really test the fan noise, I will need to test these outside my wife's computer.
Those 2x Corsair PWM fans are loud AF and ruin the ability to collect accurate fluctuations in dB.

Maybe I can acquire a USB to Molex cable to connect to my old Lamptron FC5 V2 so I can test the dB levels at various RPM rates... 🤔
 

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If you have a quiet room, you can test the fan just by itself (or on the heatsink) and measure it that way.

You don't have to worry about running it inside the computer or anything.
 

KepKe

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How did you get a 120mm fan under the NH-L12? I thought RAM and I/O limit the under side to 92mm.
 

T_Tank

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Curious to see how the bs3 fits on a am4 motherboard to see where it sits if we'll have issues with x570 itx boards