I tell you what needs to be included in my next PC build, the new Ninja 5 CPU cooler which includes two Kaze Flex 120mm silent fans. Scythe is a Japanese manufacturer who's expertise is cooling processors and have a reputation for producing some of the best aftermarket CPU coolers in the business. This behemoth size fifth generation CPU cooler in profile in this post comes fully bundled with two Kaze Flex 120mm PWM fans which is said to offer users a more silent solution, all while still maintaining ultra-high performance.
In detail, the Ninja 5 comes equipped with high quality dual Kaze Fllex 120 PWM fans, compared to early gen models which have just one fan, the dual fan setup should aid in decreasing noise levels. The fans that's mounted in line have a very unique function, the first fan pulls air into the heatsink, while the other fan pushes air out. Both these fans are supported by PWM function and can be controlled via the motherboards controllers with speeds ranging from 300 to the max 800 RPM. The low fan speed range means inaudible noise levels are measured at 4 to 14,5 dBA.
According to Smythe, the lifespan of the Kaze Flex 120 PWM fan series should give you 120.000 hours (MTTF), the produced quietness is attributed to a high quality sealed-Precision FDB. The Shock absorbers is made from rubber and is located directly in the corners, preventing any sudden vibration.
The overall design of the Ninja 5 is tweaked to have an entire new black top fin layer offering a much improved aesthetics. There are six shortened fin-layers on the very bottom of the stack compatible to most RAM modules, thanks in part to a gap that's built on both sides of the heatsink. The Ninja 5 compatible RAM modules have a total height of about 55mm. Heat transfers directly from the nickel-plated copper base right onto the aluminum fins that uses a total of 6 copper heat pipes, which are also plated in nickel.
Like you have with most aftermarket CPU coolers, the pricing for the Scythe Ninja 5 is fairly reasonable at just $55 US and is available at your respective vendors.
Before I conclude this post, its important to note that the socket compatibility list will feature the following Intel Sockets LGA775, (1150, 1155,1156,1366, 2011, 2011-v3, 2066), with the AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2+, and AM4.
The entire kit will include mounting clips, two Kaze Flex 120mm PWN fans with clips and Thermal grease. One PWN - Y adapter is also supplied with the CPU. One screwdriver is needed to install this CPU cooler.
Source images and information: Sythe