Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Cooler Review

Scythe is a name very well known by air cooling fans and enthusiasts. They have been making air coolers for quite a long time and we’ve reviewed many of their coolers in the past. Their Ninja coolers typically have been the top-tier coolers from the company and offer very impressive cooling ability. The new Ninja 5 is no different being one of the largest coolers we’ve seen so far this year. Compared to the Ninja 4 this new version offers two fans instead of one, better memory compatibility, and a new mounting system. Is this the most powerful air cooler around? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to Scythe for providing us with the Ninja 5 CPU Cooler to review.

Model number: SCNJ-5000
EAN: 4571225056517
Socket LGA775
Socket LGA1150
Socket LGA1151
Socket LGA1155
Socket LGA1156
Socket LGA1366
Socket LGA2011 / 2011-v3 (Square ILM)
Socket LGA2066

Socket AM2
Socket AM2+
Socket AM3
Socket AM3+
Socket AM4
Socket FM1
Socket FM2
Socket FM2+

Overall dimensions WxHxD: 138 x 155 x 180 mm (including fans – more dimensions)
Weight: 1190 g including fan
Heatpipes / diameter: 6 / 6 mm
Base plate material: nickel-plated copper

Fan Specifications
Model name: Kaze Flex 120 PWM
Fan dimensions: 120 x 120 x 27 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 1.06 inch
Noise Level: 4 ~ 14,5 dBA
Air Flow: 16,6 ~ 43.03 CFM / 28,2 ~ 73,1 m³/h
Fan Speed: 300 ~ 800 rpm (±10%) (PWM-controlled)
Voltage / Amperage: DC 12V / 0,09 A
Static Pressure: 0,75 ~ 4,8 Pa / 0,076 ~ 0,49 mmH²O
Bearing Type: Sealed Precision FDB
MTTF: 120.000 Hours (25°C)

Scythe has always done a great job with their packaging and the Ninja 5 is no different. On the front there is a photo of the cooler and it lists compatibility. On the back you’ll find information about the warranty in quite a few different languages.

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On one side of the box is a list of specifications as well as dimensions of the cooler, definitely good to know considering the size of this cooler. Finally on the last side many of the features of the cooler are detailed.

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Getting everything out of the box we have the main heatsink, two fans, mounting hardware, a Y-adapter for the fans, fan clips, a screwdriver, and instructions.

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