It was just about three months ago that we reviewed one of the latest CPU coolers from Scythe
... the Mine. In that review
I made the comment that you can always count on at least one company having another CPU cooler ready for launch into the market. It turns out that with the launch of that Scythe cooler, yet another model in their line-up wasn't far off.
What we have for review now is the Scythe
Infinity Heatpipe CPU Cooler, one of the biggest and baddest looking CPU coolers I have come across. The promotional image below provides a quick look at the cooler, but it doesn't really tell the whole story. Through the course of this review we'll take a closer look at the Infinity and determine whether this initial positive impression carries through to a positive bottom line.
The Scythe Infinity finds its way to us for review via another familiar name in the performance computing community... Crazy PC
. Crazy PC has been an excellent resource for computing enthusiasts since 1999, and can be counted on to have the latest coolers from the likes of Thermalright, Thermaltake, Zalman, and Scythe on their virtual shelves.
Before we get to the cooler, let's look at some published data on the Scythe Infinity taken from the Crazy PC
» Fits Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478, Intel LGA 775, Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Socket 754, 939, 940 processors! Including AMD AM2 processors.
» Includes quiet and efficient 120mm cooling fan.
» 4 way Fan - The fan can be mounted on any of the four sides.
» Infinity Interleave Fin Structure - Seeking the better way to efficiently dissipate the heat from total 5 heatpipes to Heatsink fins, this IIFS makes the quick & efficient heat transfer ever!
» Tool Free Installation - Newly developed & "patent pending" mounting mechanism "VTMS (Versatile Toll-Free Multiplatform System) allows user to install the Infinity CPU Cooler without any tool and hassle. Infinity CPU Cooler is compatible for socket 478/754/939/940/AM2 & LGA775. All in one solution for your PC system.
» Copper base with heat pipes for excellent heat dissipation.
» Dual Core Ready.
» Thermal grease included.
» Model: SCINF-1000
» Intel P4 Socket 478
» Intel LGA 775 Socket T
» Intel Core 2 Duo
» AMD Socket 754/939/940
» AMD AM2 processors.
» Fan Dimensions: 120x120x25mm Fan
» Fan Voltage: 12 Volt DC
» Noise: 23.5dBA
» Fan Speed: 1200 RPM
» Fan Airflow: 46.5 CFM
» Connector: 3 PIN
» Combined Dimensions: 125 x 116 x 160mm
» Heat Sink Material: Copper Base/Aluminum Fins