Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review

Final Thoughts
Scythe is one of those CPU cooler brands that has some pretty interesting designs and the Grand Kama Cross 3 is one of those. I have actually never seen a CPU cooler designed like this. The X-Struktur design is very unique and while this is a big cooler that takes up a lot of space you still have room for your memory, even if it has larger heatspreaders. I think that this was the whole idea behind the Grand Kama Cross 3. A dual-heatsink CPU cooler designed as a tower cooler will just take up too much space and block things.

As far as performance goes this cooler does a great job. It outperformed the competition by 5 degrees during our load test. On top of that the 140 mm cooling fan was very quiet. Even under load it was barely audible. Since the fan is actually pointed down and blows air down towards your CPU you also get a little cooling for the CPU’s power delivery components as well as your memory.

While we liked the thermal performance and noise levels of the Grand Kama Cross 3 I do have to point out it is a rather large CPU cooler. And it seems a lot of that space is wasted, I mean if you look at how the fan even sits on top of the cooler, there is just a lot of empty space there. If you are doing a mini-ITX or even a Micro-ATX build that is something you are going to want to consider.

Right now this cooler is selling online for $44.99, which is a decent price, although I do have to say you could probably find a better performing cooler for that same price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler an 8 out of 10 score.

rating8 10

– Very quiet
– Good overall thermal performance
– Unique design
– Thicker heatpipes than most coolers

– Very large
– Seems like space is wasted in the design

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