Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler Overview
The Scythe Fuma is a rather large cooler. The official dimensions with both fans installed are 137 x 149 x 130 mm / 5.39 x 5.87 x 5.12 inch and the cooler weighs in at 920 g / 32.45 oz.
The Fuma comes with two of Scythe’s own Slip Stream 120 mm PWM fans (SY1225SL12M-CJP). These fans have a black frame with a dark teal blades. These fans run between 300 – 1400 RPM, have an airflow of 5.6 ~ 79.0 CFM, and produce a noise level of 13.0 ~ 28.0 dBA. Scythe suggests installing a fan on the front of the cooler and one in the center, although you can also install a fan on the rear of the cooler. Scythe includes an extra set of fan clips so you can install a third fan.
Taking a look at the cooler from the side we can see the dual tower design. These aluminum heatsink towers are held in place by six copper heatpipes. The towers are not all that tall though, the cooler is only 149 mm tall, compared to most tower coolers that are around 160 mm. Taking a look at the top of the cooler we can see that the top heatsink fins are polished. The fans also have arrows on them showing the direction of their airflow.
Moving around to the back of the cooler we can see how the heatpipes go up into the cooler. They start at the base of the cooler and go up into the heatsink towers in a “U” shape. These heatpipes are 6 mm thick and made of copper, but are nickel-plated.
Finally we take a look at the base of the cooler. This of course will make direct contact with our CPU. When look at a base of a CPU cooler you don’t want to see any machining marks or anything like that. The base on the Fuma has a nice mirror finish and we do not see any machining marks.