Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The Scythe Andy Samurai Master 6 heat pipe CPU cooler produced very good cooling results with minimal noise while using the bundled 120mm low-speed fan.  Performance is not quite as good as some of the high-performance tower style coolers on the market but should be more than adequate for the majority of users.  The overall construction and build quality of the ASM is excellent and the cooler comes with mounting hardware that supports Intel 478, LGA775, and AMD K8/AM2 processors. 


Because of the Andy Samurai Master’s relatively large size and weight, it may not be compatible with some motherboards and 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, especially the LGA775 push-pin mounts. 


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The Scythe Andy Samurai Master CPU cooler has an MSRP of $54.00 USD and is currently available from our friends at Newegg for $49.99.




  • Very good cooling performance
  • Very quiet, low speed fan included
  • Excellent build quality
  • Down draft airflow can help cool mobo socket area components
  • Universal mounting system supports Socket 478, 775, and K8/AM2



  • Large size may be an issue for some installations
  • LGA775 push-pin mounting system may not be adequate for the weight

 I would like to thank our friends at Scythe USA for sending us the Andy Samurai Master HSF to review – thank you!  Be sure to use our price checking engine to find the best price for this new cooler or anything else you may want to buy! 

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