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The Katana 3 is a midrange CPU cooler from Scythe, released in late 2009.

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Pros

inexpensive compared to most third party coolers

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4-pin fan

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cools more effectively than stock coolers

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relatively lightweight

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slanted design gives more room for tall memory

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quieter than stock HSFs

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Core i7 compatibility

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sleeve bearing fan

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high quality lightweight not too big solution that installs easy on AM2+

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Cons

92mm fan compatible only - smaller always means louder, must run faster to move the same amount of air as a larger fan

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Core i7 compatibility is questionable when it comes to its useful application with that platform

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not the coolest or quietest compared to higher-end coolers

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The Katana 3 is a midrange CPU cooler from Scythe, released in late 2009. As the third interation in the Katana series, the cooler is comparatively lightweight at 495 g and features tooless installation for securing the cooler to the motherboard. The included fan has a speed rating of 300-2,500 RPM and noise levels consisting of  7.2-31.07 dBA, according to Scythe. The Kantana 3 is compatible with a wide variety of CPU sockets, including Intel's Core i7.

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