Scythe Katana II CPU Cooler

Posted on June 19, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Scythe came to the U.S. in 2004 after being founded in Japan in 2002. Scythe set out to develop a super powerful yet super quiet CPU cooler. Scythe recently sent us the Katana II CPU cooler, which carries on the ideas of their initial venture. The Katana II features a 100mm fan, three heatpipes, and a vertical design. I'm going to put it to the test.


The Katana II's packaging comes to us straight from Japan. The front of the packaging has a picture of the Katana II, as well as it's logo in both English and Japanese. The Katana II's four primary features are listed on the front as well: Oval Fin Contact System (OFCS), Versatile Fan Mounting System (VFMS), Four-way Mounting, and Wide-Range RPM Cooling Optimization. I'll touch base on the features again later in the review.

The left side of the box shows the unit's dimensions and specifications, as well as the three different mounting brackets.

The rear of the packaging again shows the many features of the Katana II, and then delves in to the warranty and assorted information, in both English and Japanese.

Finally, the left side of the box lists the four features of the Katana II and explains what exactly they mean. As I said earlier, I'll touch these in a later part of the review.


Inside the box are the unit itself, already assembled, and the three mounting brackets with screws.

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