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    Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Hey guys,

    Which one of these air coolers is better? I am thinking of getting one soon another one to consider is the Zalman 9700LED or NT but its a bit pricey.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Well, I've just got a Mine for my build at the weekend, it's definetley quiet and keeps my E6750 cool enough, I'd reccomend it to anyone
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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    I had the infinity, way too heavy for the brackets it comes with. Weighs about a kilo and fell out on several occasions. Just my personal experience.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    I wanted to try the mine for my last build as it got very good review from Hexus but it was out of stock at scan and the the ninja was reduced to £25 which is a fantastic cooler imo.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    I'd say neither and go for the Ninja+ too.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I wanted to try the mine for my last build as it got very good review from Hexus but it was out of stock at scan and the the ninja was reduced to £25 which is a fantastic cooler imo.
    Microdirect have them for under £25 aswell.
    What i like is the performance is as good as the Ninja but you dont need to remove the mobo to fit it.
    Its also big but a hell of alot lighter aswell.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Lol it would be nice not to have the take out the mobo..but if you have a removable mobo tray it doesn't really matter.

    It is a painful process trying to get it in if the mobo is in tho..i cut myself right between the fingers last time..nasty business haha

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    I got a Ninja, very pleased with the performance and it didn't need a mobo backplate, although it does worry me a little having nothing but clips to hold it in.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    When Hexus ran an Heatsink roundup recently the Mine did pretty well and doesn't weigh too much. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable having one of the heavier ones in my system but a lot of people do so I guess it should be fine. Just make sure the one you intend to purchase clears all components around the socket of your motherboard - and fits your case!.

    The Zalman 9700 is said to be quite noisy if you look at some reviews and you have to question whether it's worth spending the extra money. It looks alright though.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by badger View Post
    I got a Ninja, very pleased with the performance and it didn't need a mobo backplate, although it does worry me a little having nothing but clips to hold it in.
    How did it not need a backplate with a 775 board?

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    I think the Ninja was released with two revisions. The first (rev. A) came with a backplate mounting system and the second (Rev. B) uses intels push-pin system.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    yeah im talking about rev b with the intel push pins. If you have a case like the p182 its much easier to put on with the mobo out.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Mine weight is 560gm. Ninja+ Weight 750gm. The Mine is massive, however, and may cause problems in a lot of builds.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Weight isn't an issue for the ninja. Make sure you put the push pins down properly and its as sturdy as my arctic freezer or the stock cooler.

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Mine weight is 560gm. Ninja+ Weight 750gm. The Mine is massive, however, and may cause problems in a lot of builds.

    THe Mine isnt massive.
    Its large yes, but its fits in the cases i have had OK with plenty of clearance

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    Re: Scythe Infinity or Mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    THe Mine isnt massive.
    Its large yes, but its fits in the cases i have had OK with plenty of clearance
    It may fit your build, but apart from the height (common to many other tower coolers)) it is also wide in both directions, which will cause problems with some motherboards - and some cases which may have plenty of clearance for the height.

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