Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review

Scythe has been making CPU coolers for quite a long time and today we have another one of their CPU coolers to review. The Scythe Ashura’s main goal is user-friendliness and a compact heatsink design while not sacrificing efficient cooling performance. The Ashura is designed as a single-tower cooler with six copper heatpipes and a 140 mm cooling fan. The cooler is compatible with all modern sockets on both the Intel and AMD side. Will this cooler be easy to install? And more importantly will it be able to compete with other tower coolers out there? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to Scythe for providing us with the Ashura CPU cooler to review.

Features
Asymmetrical Design
The asymmetrical layout of the base plate allows the Ashura to be mounted in various clearances to the memory modules, making the usage of memory modules with tall heatsinks possible. Compatibility to various sockets and motherboards is increased, and user-friendly, simple installation of the Ashura is realized.

Twin-Fan Installation
When developing the Ashura, the possibility for mounting a second fan was incorporated. The necessary spare pair of fan clips is therefore part of the accessory list. With a second fan helping, cooling performance can be further enhanced by applying the push & pull principal (The extra fan has to be purchased separately).

Newly Developed Mounting System
Another new feature can be seen is the Ashura’s new mounting system. Based on the over-the-years experience of CPU cooler mounting sytems and Scythe expertise, the Ashura mounting was designed with the keywords “simplicity” and “reliability” in mind.

GlideStream 140 PWM
The 140mm GlideStream PWM covers all areas of cooling. Able to work both very quietly as well as with max cooling performance, it forms a perfect team with the new Ashura CPU cooler.

For a full list of specifications check out the product page.

Packaging
The Ashura comes in a very nice retail box. There is information all over it and quite a lot of pictures as well. Pretty much everything you need to know about the cooler is on the box.

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

Getting everything out of the box you have the tower heatsink, 140 mm cooling fan, 2 sets of fan clips, mounting hardware for both AMD and Intel, thermal paste, and instructions.

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler

For a full unboxing & overview of the Ashura be sure to check out our video below.

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