Scythe Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler Review

In the world of small form factor or ITX air cooler you do not have a whole lot of options that provide sufficient cooling. Well Scythe wants to change that with their Big Shuriken 3. This is of course an update to the Big Shuriken 2, which has been out for quite a long time now. The update brings a beefier design, new fan, and better overall style. At only 69 mm tall the Big Shuriken 3 should be able to fit in even the tightest spaces. It even has a cut-out for memory compatibility, and features Scythe’s Flex 12 Slim fan. Is this the CPU cooler you need for your small form factor build? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to Scythe for providing us with the Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler to review.

Packaging

The Scythe Big Shuriken 3 comes in a very nice retail box. One thing I’ve always liked about Scythe’s packaging is that it is loaded with information, the Big Shuriken 3 packaging is no different. We have a full list of specifications, dimensions, and details on many of the features throughout the retail box.

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Getting everything out of the box you have the Big Shuriken 3 CPU cooler with the fan attached, mounting hardware, thermal paste, and an installation guide.

Scythe Big Shuriken 3 CPU Cooler