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Scythe Mi-ne Multi-Socketed Heatsink Review

After a long hiatus from some consumer cooling products, VR-Zone brings you some insights on a particular heatsink from Scythe, the Scythe Mine. How would the Mine match up to the Scythe Ninja, which took the consumer PC cooling market by storm a few months back? We shall see in this very review.


As we all know, there’re a thousand and one heatsinks available out in the market currently and anyone who wants to venture into the enthusiast cooling market will definitely have a headache choosing a heatsink that’s suitable for them. Many brands have managed to carve a niche in this very specialised component cooling market, with significant examples like Thermalright, Zalman and the like. In the last few years, we have not seen many companies who have managed to enter this market successfully.

Today, we’ll be looking at a heatsink from Scythe Co, a Japan based component cooling firm who has recently managed to take the cooling market by storm with the Scythe Ninja, a gigantic heatsink that spots 6 heatpipes and does the job with plain brute force. The Mine is one of the first heatsinks to utilise Scythe’s very innovative Versatile Tool-Free Multiplatform System (VTMS). In my very honest opinion, this is definitely the most hassle-free multi-platform mechanism that I have seen in the market to date, and is very much unparalleled by any of the mounting mechanism in the market. I’ll elaborate on this later. First, let’s take a brief look at the specs:

 Scythe Mine (SCMN-1000)

  • Compatiblility
    • Intel Socket 478/775, AMD Socket 754/939/940
  • Combined Dimensions
    • 109 x 105 x 150 mm
  • Fan Dimensions
    • 100 x 100 x 25 mm
  • Fan Noise Level
    • 22.0dBA
  • Air Flow
    • 42.69 CFM
  • Fan Speed
    • 1500rpm (+/- 10%)
  • Weight
    • 560gm

Next, I’ll proceed to elaborate on the mounting mechanism.

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