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BASE & MOUNTING CLIPS
Typical of Scythe's heatsinks, the base is flat, smooth, and polished. This time around, they've applied a nickel plating on the copper base, which will keep the copper from tarnishing over time. It's not clear whether nickel plating has any functional purpose, however; once the HS is installed with thermal goop, it's not exposed to the oxidation effects of the air.
holes in each corner facilitate installation of the various
mounting frames. This design allows the frames to
in freely so
the proper orientation can
always be achieved.
The S478 mounting
frame. Four hooks are used to grasp onto the S478 plastic
The AMD mounting
frame has metal two latches to hook onto
any A64 retention brackets (AM2/754/939/940).
Scythe uses the same cylindrical press-fit fasteners found
stock cooler. We are not fans of the Intel design but with the lower
height and weight of the Mini, it should be adequate.
We hoped Scythe would ship the Ninja Mini with the Scythe Kama Flow 80mm fan (which uses fluid dynamic bearings), but instead they including a
sleeve bearing fan, unknown to us, dubbed the DFS802512L. Being a 3-pin fan, some motherboards featuring 4-pin PWM headers may not be able to control it.
It's a slow speed sleeve bearing 80x25mm fan..
Stock Fan Specfications:
||80 x 80 x 25 mm
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