Japanese cooling expert Scythe today announced the successor of Big Shuriken CPU Cooler.
Big Shuriken 2 had to undergo further development on the heatsink and
axial-fan side to provide better performance and compatibility.
Applied improvements of heatsink are not obvious at first sight because main
heatsink structure was inherited from Big Shuriken CPU Cooler. The number
of copper-heatpipes was increased from four to five pieces. Curved heatpipes
are connecting the nickel-plated copper-base with the two upper layers of
aluminum fins. The original Big Shuriken was equipped with a solid heatsink
on top of the copper-base which has now been removed. Consequently socket
mounting is no longer achieved by using VTMS mounting mechanism but the
F.M.S.B. 4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) using screws and backlpate.
Socket compatibility list has been kept long as usual, including the latest
Intel socket LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as the AMD
socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1 processors.
The new version is furthermore equipped with a Slip Stream Slim 120 PWM
axial-fan with a thickness of only 12 mm allowing the total height of Big
Shuriken 2 being only 58 mm. The bundled 120 mm fan supports the PWM
feature offering variable fan control between 500 and 2.000 rpm. Depending
on fan speed and requirements the supplied fan is able to create airflow
from 21 to 78 m³/h respectively from 12,13 to 45,
The improved Version of Big Shuriken is available worldwide at a
recommended MSRP for Shuriken 2 (SCBSK-2000) in Europe is 30 EUR (excl.