Scythe Minebea Cooling Fans
Published: 17th April 2007 | Source: Scythe | Price: |Introduction
Scythe are a name synonymous with aftermarket cooling enhancement products. I would like to wager that there aren't too many PC enthusiasts who hadn't at least seen, owned or heard about this well known Japanese based company's products. But who are Scythe, and what do they do?
|Scythe Co., Ltd. (Registered & incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started in Akihabara Electric Town located in Tokyo Japan, where visitors can find the latest electric products from computer parts and accessories to the world’s most advanced cellular phones with video camera capabilities, small displays and the ability to play movies! |
Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business in November, 2002 as a distributor and manufacture of PC parts & gaming devices for “DIY PC Experts!”. Scythe’s first venture was to manufacture a super powerful YET super quiet CPU cooler (Scythe Kamakaze CPU cooler), and with the great success of this Kamakaze CPU cooler, Scythe became recognized as the leading CPU cooler supplier in Japan’s Akihabara Electric Town. Shortly there after, due to popular demand, Scythe began exporting products all over the world.
I was fortunate enough to have been asked by Scythe to review some of their products on Overclock3d.net , and I must say I eagerly jumped at the chance. This review is the 2nd of an two part series. The first being the Scythe Kama Thermo review.
The Scythe Minebea range of cooling fans come in 120, 92 and 80mm configurations. The Mini-Kaze comes only as a 40mm fan, both the Minebea and Mini-Kaze' specifications have been included below:
|Rated Voltage: DC12V|
Connector: 3-pin (4-pin adaptor included)
Cable Length: 30cm
Bearing Type: 2 Ball Bearing with Special Designed IC Inside
|Model Name: Mini Kaze 4cm Silent Fan|
Model Number: SY124010L
Fan Speed: 3500rpm(±10%)
Fan Noise: 14.00dBA
Rated Voltage: 12V
Rated Current: 0.06A
Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing
MTBF: 30,000 hours
2-pin (3-pin adaptor included)
Now that we've seen the specifications of the review specimens, let's delve a little deeper.