Scythe Ninja (SCNJ-1000)
Although the box with the Ninja looks more modest than the Shogun one, it tells you as much of valuable information:
The technical characteristics of the cooler, supported CPU sockets, warranty obligations, numerous warnings and so on are listed here in two languages, English and Japanese.
The cooler feels very light for its dimensions. On the other hand, why should it feel heavy? The copper base, six copper heat pipes and 23 aluminum plates put on those pipes yield a total of 665 grams which is very modest by today’s standards.
The cooler looks beautiful and dignified, like a real ninja. By the way, people at Scythe gave a very fitting name to this model. As you may have noted, the Scythe Ninja Heatpipe is a fanless or passive cooler. It works without any noise, just like a real ninja must do!
The developers and the assemblers made their job conscientiously – everything is fitted neatly and tightly together in this cooler. The overall design of the Ninja as well as that of its parts (heat pipes, foundation, ribs) is flawless.
The aluminum plates are not just put on the copper heat pipes. The contact area between them is additionally increased by means of the so-called bottlenecks which seem to have been made deliberately during the assembly of the cooler.
The material of the aluminum plates is rather soft, so this procedure could be performed easily (probably with some heating of the details of the cooler).