Five years ago, in the far away 2006, the Japanese Scythe Co., Ltd. released Mine (SCMN-1000) cooler, which was a comparatively compact and quiet product with average cooling efficiency. Mine’s distinguishing feature was then unique design with the fan installed between two heatsink arrays. At that time only Tuniq Tower 120 and
Scythe has also recently introduced their new implementation of this design concept – the new Mine 2 (SCMN-2000). Today we are going to take a closer look at this product and try to find out how efficient it is and if it is capable to compete against its forefather proudly bearing the “super-cooler” title as well as against the today’s best CPU cooler.
Packaging and Accessories
Large box with the cooler photo on the front and top is made of thick cardboard and has a tab with a hole in it:
As usual, Scythe’s packaging is loaded with information. Here you can find everything imaginable, including even the barely ever read comments regarding the limited warranty:
At the same time, the bundled accessories strike as exceptionally modest and include a Backplate, two sets of retention brackets, Scythe thermal compound, a set of screws, washers and nuts, and a manual:
The new cooler is made in