Thank you for the review, I've been waiting for this one.
Would the cooler also work if the fan blew upward through the fins?
Sort of hilarious, but I registered here just to report my experience with doing exactly this (since this result comes up highest in the list when googling for Kozuti)
I purchased and installed the Scythe Kozuti inside of a Lian-Li Q11B on a Zotac Z68ITX-A-E wifi board (made a teeny tiny game box for lan gaming) and figured out a few things.
1. The Kozuti's 80x80x10mm (rather anemic) fan is not the most durable build quality. Flipping it to blow 'up' through the kozuti's fins, and thus out the PSU exhaust (since its right overtop the heatsink inside of the Q11B case) did in fact work, but on the fan I received, the fan blades were rather loose and wobbly on the center hub, sometimes it works properly, sometimes it doesn't. If you want to find an out-of-pocket replacement, check out the Evercool 80 x 10 22CFM/<27 db fan over on frozen CPU (not an endorsement, but one of the few places that carry it) as an alternative.
2. It works better in this case blowing up into the PSU exhaust
. With the kozuti fan blowing at the base of the Heatsink, it idled around 50-52 C after I had the whole system together.
Currently it idles around 32-34C with the fan blowing up through the fins towards the PSU exhaust fan, all of the BIOS/Speedstep settings stayed the same between tests (65W Core i3-2105 used for testing).
3. Running this for a 95W CPU is not recommended, the highest I'd go in this sort of configuration is an Intel Core i7-2600S 65W Quad-core Hyper-threaded processor, as it gives you the best blend of processing power and cool/silent operation (which is my next upgrade).
4. The kozuti is quiet, until you load it, during games it gets a healthy set of pipes, so be prepared for an earful when this happens, luckily, the PWM keeps it mostly quiet when you're not really cranking things out.
Note: I was not attempting to build a perfectly quiet system when making this, but a portable LAN party system, that was both efficient and capable of handling most of the things I threw at it, it was a great success in the end, so figured I'd share my notes with you folks here.Photos (WARNING: huge)http://www.demonpop.com/private/4_heatsink_fitment.JPGhttp://www.demonpop.com/private/7_power_supply_installation.JPG