Product information: Samurai Z CPU Cooler (Socket 478, 754, 939, 940, LGA755)If you are reading this you might already be aware that Scythe have previously released a CPU cooler called the Samurai. The original Samurai was a great success for Scythe, but it would not surprise us if this was the sole reason they decided to use the same name on their newest offering. The only similarities between the old Samurai and the new Samurai Z is the name. The new cooler looks nothing like its predecessor, as you can see from the image below. One feature that seems to be down on the feature list with some manufacturers is ease of installation. This is where Scythe have exceeded all expectations with the Samurai Z. Scythe claim that you do not need any tools to install this cooler, regardless if you intend to install it on an Intel or AMD motherboard. When looking to choose a CPU there are many factors to consider. The Samurai Z is certainly not the quietest CPU cooler we stock but in contrast to a stock cooler it is very quiet indeed. Another important factor is performance, there is no point changing a cooler if it is going to result in higher CPU temperatures. The independent reviews mentioned below show that not only does the Scythe Samurai Z performs far better than the stock coolers it is also much much quieter.
- Socket 478, 775, 754, 939, 940 compatible
- Very versatile cooler
- Quiet fan, only 23.5dB
- Extremely easy to install, no tools required
- Installation instructions supplied