2. Retail Package
The Scythe Fuma 2 can be found online at various web stores and retails around 45~55 EUR making it affordable for this category of CPU cooler. The product supports almost all Intel and AMD released sockets like Intel Socket LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA1366, LGA2011 / 2011-v3 (Square ILM), LGA2066, as well as AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+. This product for sure can be used from all Intel/AMD users. Before buying this CPU cooler its best to check if your case fits it. According to the manufacturer dimensions graph, you need at least 154.5mm from CPU surface to the top, and around 130mm width for the CPU area. We can say that this case will fit in most cases, so unless you are running something small, you should be fine.
Passing to the retail box, it’s a medium sized box.
Opening the box unveils the contents, the CPU cooler is at the middle and accessories and everything is well organized and protected. Users will get inside the retail box:
- The FUMA 2 CPU cooler
- 1x Kaze Flex 120 Slim PWM
- 1x Kaze Flex 120 PWM
- 4-pin PWM y-cable
- thermal compound
- mounting kit for Intel/AMD systems
- Printed manual
- Long philips screwdriver
The Scythe Fuma 2 is a medium sized CPU cooler. Its height (with fan) is 155mm, its Width (with fan) 130 mm and it’s Depth (with fan) 131mm. The weight of the CPU cooler reaches (with fans) 1000gr. The building material are Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating. The classic twin-tower design of the Fuma 2 is not centered directly above the CPU socket, but offset by inclined heatpipes. This asymmetrical design provides maximum space for the memory banks. Also the cooling fins of the second tower are aligned in such a way that even memory banks on both sides of the CPU socket can be operated without problems, without restricting the effectiveness of the heat sink.
The front view of the CPU cooler
The side area of the CPU cooler
The base includes 6 heatpipes and everything is made out of Nickel-plated copper (base and heat-pipes).
Scythe has included with this product, two (2) x 120mm fans, a Kaze Flex 120 and a Kaze Flex Slim 120, which rotate in opposite directions. This creates a higher static pressure and an increased and more stable air flow. Furthermore a third fan can be mounted for extra power. Additional fan brackets are included.
Installing the CPU cooler requires several steps. The retail box includes all the needed information in order to install the CPU cooler either with Intel or AMD platform. For our tests we used the AMD Ryzen 5600X, so we had to unpack the AMD labeled plastic sleeve. There are two mounting bars and four (4) plastic spacers with long screws to attach to the motherboard back plate.
Afterwards you need to remove both CPU fans and after placing the included thermal compound secure the CPU cooler to the already pre-installed base brackets. Using the included screwdriver secure the fan, by turning 2-3 times the screwdriver to put even pressure to both sides. Placing again back the both fans and you are ready to go. Make sure that both should have the SAME fan rotation direction (air blows towards outside the case).
Connect the fan(s) to the motherboard’s CPU fan header(s). If necessary, use the supplied y-cable to connect both fans to one fan header.