Scythe Yasya Review



Scythe are back and unlike our football team, have actually returned with positive results.

In a nutshell, the Yasya Heatsink offers performance that is comparable to the similarly proportioned Prolimatech Megahalem. While the two products are priced almost identically, Prolimatech do not bundle a fan with the Megahalem and so your overall expense could be as much as £20 higher than the Scythe after you get round to buying one. As for the Noctua NH-D14, yes it does outperform the Scythe by significant margins however it shouldn't be forgotten that it holds a £30 price premium for this.

Like many tower coolers, we must stress that you should check that your case has sufficient clearance to fit this 158mm tall heatsink. We would hope that those who are truly serious about overclocking have bought a case that can support such coolers, but our point still stands.

All in all, we quite like what the cooler has to offer. Out of the box, you are provided with a multi socket compliant heatsink and a respectable 120mm fan to boot. The installation process is quick and simple, while the performance is very much in line with similarly priced examples. You can buy the Scythe Yasya for as little as £36.59 today, which in our opinion makes the cooler an excellent purchase. Well done Scythe.

The Good
- Competitive Performance
- Easy to Install
- 120mm fan included

The Mediocre
- Lack of bolt through mechanism may annoy Intel mount haters

The Bad
- None 

Thanks to Quiet PC for the sample today, you can discuss the review in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

29-06-2010, 11:52:50

Ahh, now we're talking, one for us AMD fellows

Scythes usually perform far better on AM socketted CPUs. The best right now is apparently the Mugen 2.

Nice review Tom. Informative as always Quote

30-06-2010, 09:23:57

Originally Posted by name='AlienALX'
Nice review Tom. Informative as always
Aww, poor Milind. Doesn't even get credit for his own work

Scythe say the design is to "deflect air in a more efficient manner". I think it's just for looks, and it does look good, but that said it doesn't underperform, especially for its money.Quote

30-06-2010, 10:28:01

This HS is a bit of a bargin tbh for the temps it delivers. Under 40quid and as good as a megahalem. Sounds perfect to me.Quote

30-06-2010, 12:45:15

I Hunta x
Looks pretty damn nice tbh, just torn between this and a titan fenrir as its a few quid cheaper and seems to give about the same temps,

Would have been nice to see the cooler ON a set up (be in test bench or in a case) just to get a rough idea of size ext.Quote

27-07-2010, 09:19:00

Thermolab BARAM 2010 lot BetterQuote

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