Scythe Zipang 14cm fan "blow-down" CPU cooler

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Comparables

Compared to other top-down coolers, the Zipang is right up there except at 5V, the slowest fan setting. The lowest practical speed for all three of these heatsinks is really 7V, and at that level it's only marginally bested by the Andy Samurai Master. At full speed, the Zipang does not quite match the Andy; it's likely that the Andy has greater cooling surface area.

Comparison: Scythe Zipang, Scythe Andy, Asus Triton 75
Scythe Zipang
Scythe Andy
Asus Triton 75
SPL@1m
°C Rise
SPL@1m
°C Rise
SPL@1m
°C Rise
23 dBA
18
21 dBA
16
21 dBA
18
18 dBA
20
18 dBA
20
18 dBA
20
16 dBA
25
15 dBA
23
15 dBA
29
<15 dBA
37
<15 dBA
29
<15 dBA
30
Note: Data for Andy and Triton 75 is with a Nexus 120 fan.

The Zipang compares well agains the Ninja Copper tower heatsink but doesn't quite reach the performance of the tower king Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme.

Comparison: Scythe Zipang, Ninja Copper, Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Scythe Zipang
Ninja Copper
Ultra-120 eXtreme
SPL @1m
°C Rise
SPL @1m
°C Rise
SPL @1m
°C Rise
23 dBA
18
n/a
n/a
21 dBA
12
18 dBA
20
18 dBA
19
18 dBA
14
16 dBA
25
17 dBA
23
15 dBA
17


MP3 SOUND RECORDINGS

The recording begins with the ambient noise of the test room. Please set your playback volume so that the ambient noise is almost inaudible, then don't adjust the volume control again. For best results, save the sound file to your own PC, then listen.

Scythe Zipang with stock DFS132512L 16cm fan at 7V, 9V and 12V at 1m (The fan was not recorded at 5V, because it was too close to the ambient.)

Reference Comparatives (all at 5V, 7V, 9V and 12V at 1m)

Nexus "Real Silent 120mm fan"

Scythe Andy Samurai Master w/stock fan

Xigmatek HDT-D1284 with stock fan

Big Typhoon VX with stock fan

Thermaltake MaxOrb with stock fan

Zalman CNPS8700



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