Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 (Rev. B) is 67mm in height with comparable performance to the Noctua NH-L12 Ghost Edition. The Scythe Big Shuriken 3 features an offset cooler design, so the cooler covers I/O shroud; instead of the RAM. This means the Scythe Big Shuriken 3 has zero RAM compatibility issues.
|MODEL||Scythe Big Shuriken 3 (Rev. B)|
|DIMENSIONS||L: 122 x W: 122 x H: 67mm (including 15mm fan)|
|MATERIALS||5x copper heat-pipes & copper base (nickel plated), aluminium cooling fins|
|FANS||1x Kaze Flex II Slim PWM (1800RPM)|
|THERMAL COMPOUND (INCLUDED)||N|
CPU cooler testing was completed on BC1 Open Testbench using the following hardware in 20°C room ambient temperature. CPU cooler fans were set to fixed 35dB(a) noise level at distance of 50cm.
|MOTHERBOARD||GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link)|
|CPU||Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link)|
|CPU COOLER||Scythe Big Shuriken 3 (paid link) + Noctua NF-A12X15 (paid link)|
|PSU||Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link)|
|RAM||Corsair VENGEANCE LPX, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)|
All CPU cooler testing was completed using CPU-Z in 10 minute stress test.
This unconventional cooler offset, presents potential issues with motherboard compatibility and case suitability. Some motherboard I/O shrouds may be incompatible with the Scythe Big Shuriken 3. Case suitability will need to be considered as not all ITX cases have vent holes that cover the full side panel so airflow to the CPU cooler may be reduced in cases that don’t feature edge to edge panel ventilation.