Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler Review

Final Thoughts

It seems over the past few months we’ve taken a look at a handful of very affordable air coolers. These type of coolers make sense for a lot of people, especially your average PC user, but they need to be done right. The cooler needs to be easy to install, not run loud, not take up too much space, and of course provide adequate cooling for your CPU. So does the Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 check all of these boxes?

Well starting off with installation it is very easy to install. Based on the side of the Kotetsu Mark 3 it is going to be a cooler that you can actually install with your motherboard mounted inside your case, which is going to be great if you are upgrading from a previous cooler. Installation took us maybe 10 minutes and the included instructions were quite easy to follow. My only gripe is that Scythe packed their thermal paste in a bag rather than the typical syringe we are used to seeing with most CPU coolers. This just makes installing the thermal paste and spreading it evenly a lot harder, especially for a first time builder.

Talking about size this cooler is going to give you 100% RAM clearance, which means if you are using RGB memory it is not going to be blocked. Don’t let the size fool you either, the performance is quite good! This single-tower, single-fan cooler is going to get the job done, but don’t expect it to compete with larger dual-fan coolers out there, especially if you are doing very CPU-intensive tasks. The included Kaze Flex II PWM fan is not all that loud either.

So as we come to the end here I think this cooler does check all of those boxes and you can’t complain about the price as you can pick this cooler up at our favorite online retailer for $29.99, making it one of the most affordable CPU coolers out there! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 CPU Cooler a 9 out of 10 score!

rating9 10

– Price
– Easy to install
– Good overall cooling
– Quiet

– Thermal paste comes in a bag

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