Scythe unwraps compact Ninja processor cooler
A new heatsink has joined Scythe's line of Ninja tower-style coolers: the Ninja Mini. Unlike other members of the Ninja line, which tend to be rather voluminous, the new Ninja Mini is somewhat slender. It measures just 4.3" x 4.3" x 4.5" (11 x 11 x 11.5cm), and it comes with a low-noise 80mm fan rather than a larger 120mm model like other Ninja heatsinks. This fan runs at 2,300 RPM with a rated noise level of 24.4 dBA, and since it's a standard model, it should be easy to replace.
As for the heatsink itself, Scythe hasn't gone soft on the heat pipe front. The Ninja Mini has six copper heat pipes connecting its aluminum base to an array of aluminum fins, contributing to the Mini's fairly hefty weight of 1.3lbs (580g). Heavy or not, the Mini comes with brackets that allow it to clip onto Intel LGA775 and 478 sockets as well as AMD AM2, 940, 939, and 754 sockets without requiring users to remove their motherboards.