Scythe Updates a Legend – the Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler Launched


The Scythe Big Shuriken 2B has been a highly recommended CPU cooler for those seeking high performance CPU cooling in a SFF rig for some time. As time went on though, new coolers dominated the market, leaving the Big Shuriken to nostalgia status in many use cases.

Scythe has been working on an update behind the scenes, and a long awaited one. Finally, AM4 support, a redesigned fan (hopefully with a better motor design.. no more melty motors). However, the upgrades have come at a cost – the former model measured in at 58 mm tall, and the revision 3 is a “hefty” 69 mm tall with the 15mm thick fan.  Oof – that 11 mm is a lot. Time will tell if this sacrifice is worth it – we await reviews.

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From TechPowerup:

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Scythe today announces the release of new cooler Big Shuriken 3. This cooler is low profile cooling solution for small form factor systems. The version uses newly developed Kaze Flex 12015mm slim fan that delivers great airflow and compact size for only 69mm in height. The wide-space heatsink jointed with 5 sintered heatpipes can transfer and ventilate the heat effectively, and with asymmetric design offering best compatibility to memory and components on motherboard.

Big Shuriken 3 features

  • Slim and fit with only 69 mm height
  • Latest new mounting kit (HPMS III)
  • Asymmetric design for best compatibility

For more information, visit the product page.