Components and Design (Cont’d)
The Scythe ASM uses six heat pipes to efficiently transport heat out of the composite base and up into the large, rectangular fin array. The heat pipes are sandwiched between a thin copper base and a traditional looking aluminum heatsink.
The precision machined copper base exhibits a smooth, mirror-like finish and appears to be flat.
In addition to providing a little more surface area for heat dissipation, the sturdy aluminum heatsink section incorporates slots in both sides for attaching the modular mounting hardware.
Scythe includes three sets of mounting hardware with the Andy Samurai Master HSF. The two small clips on the right are for use with AMD processors, (AM2/754/739/940), the pair in the middle is for Intel socket 478 and the pair on the left is for Intel LGA775 CPUs.
Here you can see one of the Intel LGA775 modular clips inserted into the side of the aluminum heatsink base. Yes, those are OEM style push-pin mounts – not my favorite, especially for a relatively large, heavy cooler like the ASM.