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Designed to deliver uncompromising performance with compact dimensions and maximum compatibility, the Kabuto 3 expands the Scythe cooler portfolio with a new top-flow model. Based on the experience with its predecessor and extensive customer feedback, the main focus points during development were an improved cooling performance and user experience as well as noise reduction. Made from nickel-plated copper, the finely polished base plate is carefully manufactured to exactly fit the heatpipes. This improves heat transfer and the overall cooling performance significantly. A 120 mm PWM fan from the proven and reliable GlideStream series is included. As known from its predecessor, the top-flow design also supports the cooling of motherboard components such as the chipset, VRMs, and memory modules. The Easy Clip Mounting System allows simple, safe and fast installation.

Hybrid Heatpipes

Kabuto 3 uses a hybrid system which consists of two 6 mm and three 8 mm heatpipes. The nickel-plated copper base-plate is carefully manufactured to exactly fit the heatpipes, resulting in an improved heat transfer and an overall better performance.

Down-Draft Design

The downward airflow ventilates not only the heatsink fins of Kabuto 3, but also cools VRMs, memory modules, as well as other components surrounding the processor socket. This helps to prevent heat accumulation and increases the mainboards lifetime.

Increased compatibility

Special design as well as the improved arrangement and shape of the heatpipes of Kabuto 3 allows mounting even in compact cases. The free space between motherboard and heatsink provides excellent compatibility to large memory modules or VRM coolers.

Model Name

Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler

Model Number


Intel® Compatibility

LGA775 , LGA1150 , LGA1151 , LGA1155 , LGA1156 , LGA1366

AMD® Compatibility

AM2 , AM2+ , AM3 , AM3+ , FM1 , FM2 , FM2+


130 x 125 x 149 mm / 5.12 x 4.9 x 5.9 in (including fan)

720 g / 25.4 oz (with fan)

Included Accessory

2 x Mounting clips (Intel), Mounting clip (AMD), 1 x Mounting bar, 2 x screws, 1 set of fan clips, Thermal paste, Installation manual

Base plate material

Nickel-plated copper

Fan Model Name

GlideStream 120 PWM

Fan Model Number

Fan Dimensions

120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 inch
Fan Speed

300 (±200 rpm) ~ 1,400 rpm (±10%) PWM

Fan Noise

4 ~ 28.0 dBA
Air Flow

12.93 ~ 79.0 CFM / 21.96 ~ 113.34 m³/h

Static Pressure

0.69 ~ 15.3 Pa / 0.07 ~ 1.56 mmH²O

Bearing Type

Sleeve Bearing

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