Overall Score 3.9  

The Scythe Fuma, post fin straightening, is your typical twin tower design allowing for most fans to be fitted in any of the three fan locations, front, middle and back. The fans essentially float or can be mounted at any height on the heatsink, allowing for greater memory compatibility.

If you are using a quad-memory channel motherboard as we are for our test, memory conflicts are important so read on and see how we did with the Fuma. 

Scythes usual bar mounting platform provides a pseudo mini heatsink, albeit passive. The six heatpipes are thick and a very dominant part of the cooler, they are nickel-plated and also aid protection from oxidation.

Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler

The base plate itself is ultra-smooth and shiny. Our Panasonic DMC-GH4 had a bit of a struggle with the coin and which one to focus on, the real or reflected coin. We would always advise you rub thermal paste into the base plate before mounting, this will fill a good number of scratches or imperfections that may cause performance issues. However, in the case of the Fuma, you may not find many imperfections.

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