Final Thoughts

The Scythe Infinity CPU cooler produced excellent cooling results with minimal noise while using the bundled 120mm low-speed fan.  Undervolting the fan made it virtually silent without significantly compromising cooling.  The overall construction and build quality of the Infinity is excellent and the cooler comes with mounting hardware that supports Intel 478, LGA775, and AMD K8/AM2 processors. 

 

Because of the Infinity’s relatively large size, it may not work in some SFF and narrow enclosures.  While certainly easy to install, the universal mounting system seems a little light-duty for this heavy a cooler.  And last but not least, the fan mounting wires don’t provide much flexibility in mounting anything other than a 25mm thick, 120mm fan.

 

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Strengths:

 

  • Excellent cooling performance
  • Very quiet, low speed fan included
  • Fan can be operated at reduced voltage for virtually silent operation
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy, tool-less installation
  • Universal mounting system supports Socket 478, 775, and K8/AM2

Weaknesses:

 

  • Large size may be an issue for some installations (SFF cases)
  • Universal mounting system may not be adequate for weight
  • Fan mounting wires not very flexible

The Scythe Infinity is currently in stock and available from our friends at CrazyPC for $53.99 USD.  I would like to thank our friend Nick at CrazyPC for sending us the new Infinity CPU cooler to review — thanks! 

 

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