With the Fuma 2, Scythe has launched a compact dual-tower CPU cooler on the market. With a price of almost 50 €, it is still a good deal below the flagship models of other brands, where you quickly pay double – but still promises a very good performance. On paper, the Fuma 2 convinces as a dual-tower with a good RAM compatibility, an asymmetrical design, a high-quality look and a pleasant price. How the cooler performs in practice, you can find out here in the test.
|Socket compatibility:||AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA1366, LGA2011(v3), LGA2066
|Size (L x W x H):||131 x 137 x 155 mm (with fan)|
|Weight:||1000 g (with fan)|
|Heatpipes:||6 x 6 mm (nickel-plated)|
|Fan:||Kaze Flex 120 Slim PWM
Kaze Flex 120 PWM
|Scope of delivery:||cooler + 2 fans, mounting material, heat conductive paste, screwdriver, manual, PWM splitter|
Scope of delivery and workmanship
The cooler comes with the usual mounting material. In addition, there is a suitable screwdriver, thermal paste and a PWM splitter. Additionally, there is another set of mounting brackets for a third fan, if you want to add one – a third notch for mounting is available on the back of the cooling tower.
The fans are very torsionally stiff and appear to have a high-quality finish. Rubberized pads are attached to the corners to reduce vibrations. Optically, these pads stand out from the otherwise black fan due to their grey colour. These fans also turn in opposite directions. This has the advantage that the air flow is improved and more even.
The cooling towers convince through perfect workmanship. There are no skewed or bent fins, the uppermost cooling fins were colored black and are decorated by the Scythe logo. The heat pipes are not covered – but this is not negatively noticeable visually. The heatpipes are nickel plated and therefore fit to the overall design. The necessary screws for mounting are fixed, so they will not fall out when tilting the cooler.
With its asymmetrical design, the shorter blades at the rear and the narrow front fan, the Fuma 2 stands out for its excellent RAM compatibility. The front fan is a slim model and thus ends in front of the first RAM slot. Even with protruding RAM coolers, there should be no problems at all on the rear due to the cut-outs in the cooling block, if RAM modules are installed on both sides.