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Scythe Rolls Out Lori CPU Cooler

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Scythe has released its Lori CPU cooler for mid-range systems.

Scythe has initiated the sale of its Lori mid-range CPU cooler.

The cooler is built using a medium sized, downward facing aluminum fin stack, to which heat is fed through three copper heat pipes. On top of the unit users will find a 100 mm fan that can spin up to 1800 RPM, but keep the noise level below 26.7 dBA.

The cooler will be compatible with pretty much any modern-day CPU socket you throw it at, including AMD's AM3+, FM2, as well as Intel's LGA1150 and LGA2011 sockets. It'll weigh only 400 grams.

The cooler has an MSRP of $35 and should either already be in stores or will be arriving soon.

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    sunflier , December 31, 2013 4:20 AM
    Unsure why this is news?? Looks like a typical CPU cooler.
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    lp231 , December 31, 2013 5:40 AM
    They should test this out by putting it under a lorry, to see if it lives up to its name. :p 
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    Jgriff , December 31, 2013 11:55 AM
    Sounds like a badass cooler to me. Below 26 dba, moving that air at 1800 rpm and it's 35$? You can't beat that.
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    InvalidError , December 31, 2013 1:01 PM
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    Unsure why this is news?? Looks like a typical CPU cooler.

    Practically all PC hardware could be described as "typical" after the first few new devices that introduce a new design idea.

    Most "typical" folded-over HSFs have all their pipes coming through one single side while this one has two pipes on one side and three on the other going through the same fin stack instead of each having their own smaller stack, which actually is not that common.
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    falchard , December 31, 2013 2:08 PM
    I think it might be news because it does not resemble a pint-sized semi truck.
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    Jon Skulemowski , December 31, 2013 2:56 PM
    BORING
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    anort3 , December 31, 2013 7:35 PM
    Scythe coolers are generally very good for the money. I just wonder why they called it Lori? Amy and Christy didn't want the job? :p 
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    Adroid , December 31, 2013 8:25 PM
    Looks like cooler master 212 competition.
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    awesomedude911 , January 1, 2014 9:07 AM
    NEWS????? Are they trying to sell us???
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    decembermouse , January 1, 2014 6:25 PM
    I don't understand why they chose not to attach the heatsink fins directly to the block that makes contact with the CPU. By putting more distance between the fins and the block with long heatpipes, the heat will have farther to travel than it would if they had simply attached the fins directly to the block. They could still have used heatpipes with this design, too... it just doesn't make sense. Maybe it's supposed to have more visual appeal this way?
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    InvalidError , January 1, 2014 10:31 PM
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    I don't understand why they chose not to attach the heatsink fins directly to the block that makes contact with the CPU.

    Heatpipes and copper are more efficient at moving heat around than solid aluminum - even the worst modern heatpipe designs outperform most solid-aluminum designs, which is why solid aluminum heatsinks are nearly extinct beyond low-power applications. Copper is too heavy and expensive to make cost-effective all-copper heatsinks so we have copper heatpipes with aluminum fin stacks to balance cost, weight and performance.
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    bassbeast , February 2, 2014 2:32 AM
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    Unsure why this is news?? Looks like a typical CPU cooler.
    Practically all PC hardware could be described as "typical" after the first few new devices that introduce a new design idea.Most "typical" folded-over HSFs have all their pipes coming through one single side while this one has two pipes on one side and three on the other going through the same fin stack instead of each having their own smaller stack, which actually is not that common.
    What we need is a "low cost cooler shoot out" with all the $15-$40 coolers tested. That way those of us that build on a budget will know what is the best bang for the buck. ATM I personally use Coolermaster N520s but I'm open to better solutions. How about it Tom?
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