CPU Air Cooler Mega Test
Published: 10th August 2016 | Source: Various | Price: do not click here |
|CPU||Intel: 775,1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011/v3. AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+|
|Heat pipes||6x6mm Copper pipes|
|Materials||Aluminium fins, Copper base|
|Fan Speed||[email protected]|
|Air Pressure||1.79 mmH2O|
|Weight||780g without fan|
Well having said that Scythe don't do subtle, the front of the Ninja4's box does get pretty close. The madness of microscopic multi language text on the rear does somewhat spoil the effect though.
Let's not beat around the bush, for a single tower cooler the the Ninja 4 is a beast, and with a depth of 153mm it will certainly overhang the RAM slot area, largely limiting you to standard height RAM. God it looks awesome though.
Take a close look at the fin stack and you could almost mistake the Ninja4 for a twin stack that someone has forgotten to split up. As with the Mugen, the heat pipes pass equally up the stacks which our experience has shown tends to garner good results in the torture tests.
The top of the Ninja 4 is highly polished, but does have the heat pipes protruding through it. The cooler itself is actually square in the coronal plane which means that 120mm fans can be attached to any surface. The Ninja4 does only come with one fan, but clips are provided for an additional unit should you want to go push/pull.
How was it to fit? Well despite the fact it came with a rather nice long nosed screw driver, which by the way had a proper handle and everything, it was still a total bar-steward. Possibly on a par with the bequiets, although I have had some therapy recently to remove the bequiet experience from my conscious mind. It's another one of those screw the backplate on from the front jobs then after fitting the mounting bracket you have to perch the cross bar on the top of the contact plate, lower it into position and then somehow get the screws down the channel too, and then through the cross plate and into the holes on the brackets all without dislodging the teetering cross plate. Sod to fit though it was, at least it garnered a decent score in the performance charts