Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 Overview

Taking a first look at the Kotetsu Mark 3 it is not all that large at all. The official dimensions are 138mm x 80mm x 154mm (WxDxH) and it weighs in at 723g. The cooler is designed as a single-tower, single-fan cooler as many budget coolers are. For those wondering you do have the ability to add a second fan on the back of the cooler and Scythe does provide an extra set of fan clips.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

Talking about the fan, Scythe is making use of their own Kaze Flex II 120mm PWM fan. This fan will spin between 300 and 1500 RPM with a max airflow of 67.62 CFM and max noise level of 28.6 dBA. The fan is all black, but it does have rubber in the corners to cut down on vibration noise.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

Looking at the Kotetsu Mark 3 from the side we can see just how thin the heatsink is. The heatsink itself is only 54.5mm thick, add in the fan which is 25.5mm and you at only 80mm thick! This means you are not going to run into any clearance issues!

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

Looking at the cooler from the back we can see how the heatsink itself is designed and how the four heatpipes go up into it. As a reminder you can purchase a second fan and install it back here if you wanted added performance.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

The top of the cooler is capped off. While this top cap looks like black brushed aluminum it is plastic. There is a Scythe logo in the center.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

Moving down to the bottom of the cooler we have four 6mm-thick nickel-plated copper heatpipes. These go up into the heatsink tower in a sort of “U” fashion. Scythe is making us of a asymmetrical design which actually moves the heatsink back so you have more room in the front of the cooler and there are no clearance issues.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

The base of the cooler has some visible machining marks, but it is one of the more clean heatsink bases that I’ve seen in a while. This means you are going to have good contact with your CPU.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler

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