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The Kabuto looks similar to the Scythe
Andy, which was, until a year ago, the best down-blowing heatsink to
come into our labs. The Kabuto is bigger, taller, has copper instead of aluminum
heatpipes, equipped with a quality PWM fan, and features the MAPS fin stack design. "Kabuto" is the
name of the traditional helmet worn by Samurai it's an apt title as the
heatsink is bulky and top-heavy.
Kabuto with all the mounting clips.
The Kabuto is a massive down-blowing heatsink with six copper heatpipes.
Like the Mugen-2, the fins are separating into different sections by slits.
These air columns are 8.3 mm wide at the top/bottom and 3.4 mm at the
The Kabuto is a "C" shaped cooler with heatpipes coming out
to one side from the base and then curving over itself. The fan and main
fin mass is supported only by the heatpipes. The weight creates a bend
to one side.
A small series of fins run through all three sections for structural integrity.
There is a small gap between the fan and the top of the heatsink to further
reduce resistance to airflow. MAPS divides the fins into three 10.7cm long stacks, each with fins of 5 x 3.8 cm.
Under the fan. The fins around the heatpipes are on average 0.34 mm thick
with 1.94 mm of separation.
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