Scythe Infinity Conroe HeatPipe CPU Cooler

Introduction, Packaging and Package

Introduction

The Scythe SCINF-1000 is a huge cooler. Scythe themselves have a huge reputation to live up to. Will the Scythe Infinity match that reputation and perform well when used with a Conroe CPU? I take it to the test in the following review and see how it fares.

Scythe have made quite an impression of late in the cooling market. Their line of CPU coolers are really (pardon the pun) "hotting up" the heatsink market. With some great designs and more than a couple of heatpipes, enthusiasts are really digging what Scythe are all about.

Packaging

The packaging from Scythe was pretty typical from a lot of PC manufacturers. Instead of the understated box, Scythe have put as much on their box as possible. This gives the external a rather crowded feel, though I would imagine this would stand out on the shelves and grab your attention. Luckily for scythe, most PC enthusiasts will be buying this from an online store who will let the gargantuan heatsink speak for itself in it's pictures.

scythe infintiy

As you can see, this has quite a bit of information, and this is just the front of the box!

scythe infinity

The side of the box takes the same approach, as does the rear. Still, the box is reassuringly large, hinting at the monster inside.

scythe infinity packaging

Scythe package the cooler up very very well. cardboard inserts are used effectively to keep the heatsink in place. Perhaps the more environment conscious of us will notice that all this can be recycled (ok, that was my fiancée speaking). Let's just say that the cooler will not be damaged on the trip to your house - good news for those who use the less reliable couriers!

Package

When we open it all up we see what Scythe have included in the bundle:

scythe infinity bundle

We have mounting for LGA 775, socket 478, 754, 939, 940 and AM2. Now THAT is a very nice compatibility list. I was impressed with all that is included, especially seeing as 478 is a dying breed. The instruction manual is kind of obtuse, but the diagrams and hints get you there after a re-read. Thermal paste is included in the bundle, which is a nice touch.

The fan is an AD1212DS A73GL(6TCL3) 120x120x25mm 23.5dBA @ 46.5CFM@ 1200RPM. Pretty nice specs. I'm glad Scythe have decided to include a decent-specced as well as quiet fan in the bundle. Starting up this whirrs a bit but as it is 3pin it gets throttled down to a nice level.

scythe infinity clips

The clips, manual, paste and the clips that hold the fan to the cooler.

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Most Recent Comments

12-09-2006, 08:59:50

FarFarAway
We take a look at this beasty CPU cooler and pair it with a Core 2 duo to show you whether you're Conroe is safe under it

Check it here

12-09-2006, 09:40:19

FragTek
Ger review Kemp, and super nice cooler I might add. I'll make sure to start recommending it as one of the best

12-09-2006, 09:43:32

Ham
Another great review. Keep it up.
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